jyeary at java.net
Mon Jan 30 07:18:43 PST 2012
I am John Yeary, the JUG leader for the Greenville SC JUG. I recently
attended the IOUC conference in San Francisco. At the conference, I spoke
with Ben Evans from LJC about an OpenJDK hack-a-thon event they have
scheduled for the 31st. This sounded like a real opportunity for the JUG
community to get involved with OpenJDK. After chatting with Martijn from
LJC it became apparent this is part of a bigger Adopt OpenJDK effort (which
is even better).
Martijn and Ben will be doing a post-event assessment to come up with some
best practices, but I would like to offer my assistance if possible. There
are a number of things I see that JUG members may help contribute globally
from bug fixes and compiler warnings (This was something that LJC did
previously) all the way to Javadoc cleanup and site/documentation
The only thing that I see as a limit to contribution from the community is
mentors. I would ask all of you to consider taking some folks under your
wing to mentor them through the process. I think that I have a couple of
good mentors to help me get going from the JUG side, but I need some
assistance from this community to allow us to help you.
Please let me know if you have any ideas, or would like to help. We could
even set up a Skype call to talk about any ideas you may have.
Thanks for your time, and I look forward to the JUG communities helping to
contribute to OpenJDK.
*NetBeans Dream Team*
*President Greenville Java Users Group
Java Users Groups Community Leader
Java Enterprise Community Leader*
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