OpenJDK Committers’ Workshop

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Thursday–Friday, 10–11 August 2023
Oracle Auditorium
Santa Clara, California, USA

Oracle will host the fifth OpenJDK Committers’ Workshop during the second week of August, immediately after the JVM Language Summit, at Oracle’s campus in Santa Clara, California, USA.

The entire workshop will be an unconference, with plenty of time to discuss both technical and community issues. We’ll start on Thursday morning at 9:00 and finish on Friday, just after lunch. To propose a session that you’d like to lead, or to express your interest in a topic that you’d like someone else to address, please see below.

Space is limited, due to the size of the venue, so we ask that you register in advance. As at past Workshops, preference will be given to Committers with a strong record of past contributions, though some space will be made for new Committers who have a strong potential for ongoing future contributions.


Registration is now open at

For questions about OCW registration, contact

If you wish also to attend the JVM Language Summit, please register separately.

All registrants should review the Oracle Event Code of Conduct.

Oracle follows local health mandates to ensure we can meet in the safest way possible. As protocols and mandates may change at any time, we will do our best to communicate changes that impact our events. We encourage you to review the Health and Safety protocols in place for California.


The Workshop will be organized entirely as an unconference. We’ll have plenary sessions as well as some parallel sessions, to allow time for the discussion of specialized topics that are not of broad interest.

Sessions will be of two possible lengths, short (20–30 minutes) and long (45–60m); we’ll determine the exact length once we see how many proposals are made.

The very first unconference session will be devoted to deciding the agenda for the rest of the unconference. Additional session proposals may be made at that time.

The unconference sessions will not be recorded.

To help organize things at least a little bit in advance, we’re collecting both proposals for specific sessions and suggestions of specific topics.

If you’d like to lead a session on a specific topic, please send a message to the workshop-discuss list with a subject line that starts with “Workshop proposal:”. Include a clearly-marked title, abstract, length (short or long), brief biography (or link to same), and blog and microblog links if relevant.

A session may include a prepared presentation, or it may just be free-form discussion, or anything in between—it’s all up to you and those who show up. If you start with a prepared presentation, though, please make sure to leave ample time for questions and discussion.

If there’s a topic that you’d like to discuss, or just hear more about, but you’re not willing lead a session on it, then please send a note describing the topic to the workshop-discuss list with a subject line that starts with “Workshop topic:”. Give your topic a name, describe it, and be sure to include one or more questions that you’d expect session participants to address. Such expressions of interest could motivate other people to propose relevant sessions.


The Workshop is organized by:

Andrew Haley (Red Hat)
Doug Lea (SUNY Oswego)
Stuart Marks (Oracle)
Liam Miller-Cushon (Google)
Mark Reinhold (Oracle)
Dalibor Topic (Oracle)
Johan Vos (Gluon)

Questions? Comments? Suggestions?

Send a note to, the general mailing list for anyone interested in the Workshop. (Make sure to subscribe to the list before you post to it, otherwise your message will be rejected as spam.)