2012 JCP Award Nominations Period Extended
Who do you believe is this past year's most outstanding JSR spec lead? What's been the most significant JSR over the past year? And who would you select as the JCP member/participant of the year? There's still time to register your views. The JCP Program Office has announced that the nomination period for this year's JCP Awards is extended until next Tuesday, July 31.
This year's awards are slightly revised. The award categories will be:
- JCP Member/Participant Of The Year, recognizing the corporate or individual member (either Member or Participant) who has made the most significant positive impact on the community in the past year;
- Outstanding Spec Lead, recognizing a person who in the past year has uniquely and effectively brought together the combination of qualities necessary for leading a JSR (Java SE, Java EE or Java ME); and
- Most Significant JSR, recognizing the Spec Lead and Expert Group that have contributed the most significant JSR (either in progress or final) for the Java community (Java SE, Java EE or Java ME) in the past year.
You can submit your nominations using the Java.net JCP Awards nomination form, or by sending your nominations by email to pmo _at_ jcp.org.
This year's winners will be announced during JavaOne, on Tuesday evening, October 2, at the Annual JCP Community party in San Francisco, CA.
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