How can we become a Java Champion?

A few days ago, there was a topic “How a JUG Leader can become a Java Champion?” In JUG mailing list. I talked about that with some Java Chamions in JOnsen conference. So I write about this topic.

What is a Java Champion?

The official web page explains:

The Java Champions are an exclusive group of passionate Java technology and community leaders who are community-nominated and selected under a project sponsored by Oracle.

Space: Java Champions | Oracle Community

Java Champion” is like a title of honor, I think. Java Champions can take part in special events, for example, before JavaOne they have a event in Oracle HQ and they are told about an overview of JavaOne of the year.

JetBrains provides IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate for Java Champions freely.

Java Champions Get IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate for Free | IntelliJ IDEA Blog

Champions can use a champion logo. It is in this page.

Space: Java Champions | Oracle Community

Who is a Java Champion?

The name of Java Champions are published on this web page.

Java Champion Bios | Oracle Community

I counted. There are over 200 champions in the world.

How can we become a Java Champion?

See below.

Nominees are named and selected through a peer review process.

A candidate needs to be named from a Java Champion. In review, if all champions who vote for this review agree with that, you can become a new Java Champion.

In Japan

In Japan, we have two Java Champions. I feel it is not enough. Most Japanese don’t use English, so champions can’t see candidates in Japan. “Visibility” is very important. You know I am a JUG leader in Japan, so I continue to publish information about Java on this blog using English!