Talk Details

Jakarta EE: Past, Present and Future

Server Side Java

In this BOF, we will go shortly through the status of Jakarta EE, where it came from and where it goes. The audience will learn how they can participate in the evolution of Jakarta EE themselves. The Jakarta EE expert panel will be provided with several prepared questions that are asked many times by the community. These can be answered by the expert panel and/or discussed with the audience. Of course, there will be room for the audience to ask questions themselves in order to get their burning questions answered. This will also be their chance to vent their own ideas and thoughts on how they perceive the status and evolution of Jakarta EE, possibly comparing it with similar enterprise Java frameworks.

Scheduled on Friday from 17:30 to 18:20 in Room 3


Ivar Grimstad

Eclipse Foundation

Ivar Grimstad is the Jakarta EE Developer Advocate at Eclipse Foundation. He is a Java Champion, and JUG Leader based in Sweden. Ivar is the PMC Lead for Eclipse Enterprise for Java (EE4J) and involved in the Jakarta EE Working Group. He is also one of the community representatives in the JCP Executive Committee as well as specification lead for JSR 371 (MVC 1.0). Ivar is also involved in Eclipse MicroProfile, Apache NetBeans and a frequent speaker at International developer conferences.

Sebastian Daschner


Sebastian Daschner is a Java Developer Advocate at IBM, a consultant, author, and trainer. He is the author of the book ‘Architecting Modern Java EE Applications’. Sebastian is participating in the JCP, helping forming the future standards of Java EE, serving in the JAX-RS, JSON-P and Config Expert Groups and collaborating on various open source projects. For his contributions in the Java community and ecosystem he was recognized as a Java Champion, Oracle Developer Champion and double 2016 JavaOne Rockstar. Besides Java, Sebastian is also a heavy user of cloud native technologies. He evangelizes computer science practices on, his newsletter, and on Twitter via @DaschnerS. Sebastian kickstarted the JOnsen and jSpirit unconferences that connect Java developers throughout the globe. When not working with Java, he also loves to travel the world — either by plane or motorbike.