The First "Java Champion" in India | Indic Zone: "Harshad Oak has been selected as a 'Java Champion' and happens to be the first one in India.
About Harshad Oak:
Harshad is the author/co-author of (3) Java books: Pro Jakarta Commons; Oracle JDeveloper 10g: Empowering J2EE Development; and Java 2 Enterprise Edition 1.4 Bible. He is also a Oracle ACE Director for Fusion Middleware and was featured in Oracle Magazine. He has been a technical presenter at industry conferences: Jax India 07; IndicThreads.com Conference On Java Technology; ApacheCon Asia; Oracle Java Guru Theatre at JavaOne.
About SUN's Java Champions project:
Founded in 2005, the Java Champions project is a community of influential thought-leaders who have a passion for Java technology. The concept behind the Java Champions program is to build a somewhat informal but select grouping of Java technology leaders from different areas of the community including professional developers/architects, academics, authors, consultants, and other influencers. Sun wants to engage with these community leaders to give them the opportunity to provide feedback on technology ideas and directions for Sun."