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Javaland 2024, 10th Anniversary

Friday, April 19, 2024 - 06:27 by Carmen Delgado

It was my first time attending Javaland , and glad to witness their 10th anniversary edition.

Some changes highlighted this edition:  For the first time, It took place in Nürburgring, Germany, and in a different week of the year (April 09-11), but this didn’t stop the community from enjoying the activities outside conference tracks, such as racing simulators, a Kart track, Trackwalks, and Backstage visits.

© Alex Muchnik, Eventfotograf.in
© Alex Muchnik, Eventfotograf.in, Source: Javaland Photo Gallery


Our involvement in the community started by attending Speakers Dinners on Monday, where we were able to talk with some iJUG members and EF community members. 

Eclipse Foundation projects and community were present in some of the main tracks and talks, highlighting Shelley Lambert’s Keynote on the first day, “ Listening to a Forest to improve community health” where she delighted the members by referring to the parallelism between growing a forest and an Open Source community. 

Our community representatives also participated in an XZ panel at the end of day one. They discussed how important it is to apply Secure Supply Chain as part of your development process for your internal management and final users. They closed the session with some advice for the community.

The first day of the conference was the busiest one. There were  4 Jakarta EE talks and one about Eclipse IDE where Dr. Johannes Matheis and Dr. Heiko Klare explained the new roadmap for the WG (Working Group) and the IDE. 

Javaland Attendees
© Alex Muchnik, Eventfotograf.in, Source: Javaland Photo Gallery


Our booth was a great opportunity to be community-driven, with the support of Eclipse Foundation staff and WG members. Special thanks to community members from Adoptium, Jakarta EE, and MicroProfile (Jan Westerkamp, Shelley Lambert, Gerd Aschemann, Dominka Tasarz-Sochacka, Luqman Saaed, Ed Burns, Olga Timakova). It allowed us to explain the value of Eclipse Foundation as an organisation that stewards more than 415 projects and 21 Industry Collaboration groups, with a reference to all our Java-related projects

Eclipse Foundation Booth at Javaland 2024
Eclipse Foundation Booth at Javaland


Being there as an Adoptium Community Manager at Eclipse Foundation gave me the opportunity to meet Adoptium’s project enterprise users, start some conversations about their needs and also talk about all projects within our Top-level project and how they can support our community; some ideas are: 

If you want to know more about Javaland, read the review post created by the organisers.

Looking forward to meeting you all in the coming events and next Javaland editions.