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Profiles of JCP Program Management Office Staff

The Java Community Process (JCP) program runs smoothly thanks to the dedication of the Program Management Office (PMO) staff. These individuals bring not only a wealth of diverse technical, academic, and personal training and experience to the task of nurturing the community, but they also share a passionate enthusiasm for Java technology and the community that is evolving it.

Heather VanCura

Heather VanCura
Heather VanCura is Chair of the JCP. In this role she leads the activities of the JCP Program Office including driving the process, managing its membership, guiding specification leads and experts through the process, leading the Executive Committee (EC) meetings, and managing the web site. She is also responsible for the community building activities, such as the global Adopt-a-JSR program, events, hack days, marketing, social media, communications, and growth of the membership. Heather has a front row seat for studying trends within the community and recommending changes. Several changes to the JCP program in recent years have included enabling broader participation, increased transparency and agility in JSR development. Before arriving at the JCP community in 2000, Heather worked with various technology companies. Heather enjoys speaking at and traveling to international developer conferences, such as Devoxx, Java Zone, and the JavaOne Conferences. She contributes to the JCP Blog, Twitter feed (@jcp_org) and Facebook page. Heather resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, California USA, and is passionate about developer communities, women in technology, and mentoring young women interested in STEM careers.

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