Champions Program The Java Champions program was launched in June 2005 at the JavaOne Conference in San Francisco.
Sun recognized that there are leaders in the Java Developer Community. The Java Champions program is an effort to strengthen and encourage this community of leaders. As a part of the Sun Community Champions program, the title is created to recognize the aspirants in the various aspects of the Java technology
ecosystem - including authors, trainers, professors, researchers, developers, and JUG leaders.