Donald Smith


Don brings worldwide enterprise software experience, ranging from small “dot-com” through Fortune 500 companies. Donald speaks regularly about Java, open source, community development, business models, business integration and software development politics at conferences and events worldwide including Java One, Oracle World, Sun Tech Days, Evans Developer Relations Conference, OOPSLA, JAOO, Server Side Symposium, Colorado Software Summit and others. Prior to returning to Oracle, Donald was Director of Ecosystem Development for the Eclipse Foundation, an independent not-for-profit foundation supporting the Eclipse open source community.

The Java SE Platform: Rebuilding Momentum

The Java SE platform has experienced a tremendous amount of positive evolution and adoption thanks to ongoing community participation. In this session, you’ll learn about new features in the latest Java SE 7 release including Project Coin, Invoice Dynamic, Fork/Join Framework, and NIO.2. You will also learn about plans for major feature changes in Java SE 8 such as Project Lambda and Project Jigsaw. Lastly, an overview of the OpenJDK Community will be provided including community processes and structure, benefits for participants and the entire Java Ecosystem, and finally referencing exemplary model participants as examples and summarizing their driving forces for participation. This session will be relevant to both technical audiences wanting to learn more about Java SE and the OpenJDK community structure.