Wednesday, 31st August, Online Conference

Martijn Verburg, Ben Evans, Holly Cummins and Heather VanCura will be speaking. Starts at 1:45 PM BST (12:45 PM UTC)

You're invited to the free J Forum featuring keynotes by Holly Cummins, Ben Evans, Heather VanCura and Martijn Verburg.

After 25 years, is there anything new left to say about Java? Of course!

While doomsayers have been predicting the language's decline for years, Java still ranks as one of the top 5 most popular languages in the world (where in that top 5, depends on who1 you2 ask3). Not bad for a programming language that predates WiFi.

Ahead of this September's release of Java 19, join us as we welcome Holly Cummins, Ben Evans, Heather VanCura and Martijn Verburg for 4 keynotes exploring the current state of the Java ecosystem.

Register for free above and you'll be amongst the first to hear about updates on the schedule.

J Forum features keynotes from

  • Photo of Holly Cummins

    Holly Cummins

    Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat Quarkus team

  • Photo of Ben Evans

    Ben Evans

    Co-Founder, jClarity

  • Photo of Heather VanCura

    Heather VanCura

    Senior Director, Standards, Strategy & Architecture; Chair, Java Community Process (JCP) Program, Oracle

  • Photo of Martijn Verburg

    Martijn Verburg

    Principal Engineering Group Manager (Java) at Microsoft

The J Forum will be an online conference.

This event begins at 14:00 UTC
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Ticket holders will also receive exclusive access to recordings of all sessions. These recordings will be available shortly after the event, allowing you to watch the conference at your convenience.

Who should attend?

Java Developers and Java Engineers
Full Stack Java Developers
Senior Java Developers / Engineers
C# Developers / Engineers
Application Developers / Engineers
Software Developers / Engineers
.NET Developers / Engineers
Python Developers
Software Architects
Team Leads and Engineering Managers/Directors
CIOs and CTOs

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Day 1: Forum Schedule

LIVE Sessions: All About Java

Track Track 1

Welcome & Opening Remarks


The Diabolical Developer's Guide to JVM Ergonomics in Containers

Martijn Verburg

software-development java

Live Q&A




Uh, Does This Thing Actually Work? Modern Microservices Testing

Holly Cummins

software-development java

Live Q&A




Reimagining Java for the Age of Cloud

Ben Evans

software-development java

Live Q&A




How to Contribute to Java and Open Source Projects

Heather VanCura

software-development java

Live Q&A


End of the Day


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