Yishai Galatzer is a Director of Software Engineering at Amazon Web Services. Yishai's team is focused on the development of OpenJDK and the distribution of the Amazon Corretto project. The team focuses on contributing to the Long Term Supported releases of OpenJDK, as well as new investments in JIT Compilation, aarch64, The Shenandoah Garbage Collection project, and observability.
In 2018 Amazon launched it's OpenJDK distribution Corretto, but Amazon decided to embark on the OpenJDK train a few years before that. In this talk we will answer, why does Amazon need it's own distribution? How does Amazon contribute to OpenJDK? How does one build credbility in a large and succesful open source project and contribute to it's success?