25 Years of Java!

25 years and still going strong! Java is everywhere. It is the #1 programming language in the World. And it continues to evolve! Java has been a part of my entire professional career. Let’s get together and celebrate the past 25 years and look ahead for the next 25!

My #movedbyJava timeline

1996: Wrote my first Hello, World! in Java
1998: Started my professional career as a Java programmer
1999: My first JavaOne
2007: Joined the Java Community Process (JCP)
2013: First time presenting at JavaOne
2016: Became Java Champion
2016: Elected into the JCP Executive Committee
2016: Got a Duke tattoo
2020: Still coding Java

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