I was recently profiled for the upcoming Oracle JavaOne. This was because of my open source project Log4JFugue.
The link is: http://www.oracle.com/us/javaonedevelop/future-of-java-168616.html#tarbox
It was interesting to sit back and think about what makes using Java interesting. It also reminded me of the freedom that comes from having an open source project. If I want to explore using Groovy I don't need to get the approval of a committee I can just do it.