1) *Understand* the Java Memory Model starting with Aleksey Shipilev's JMM pragmatics.
2) Learn lambdas by completing Project Euler as suggested by Dr Heinz Kabutz in his JavaSpecialists newsletter.
3) Complete non-Java VM language support in JITWatch.
4) Increase performance of a significant JavaFX feature by more than 10% using JITWatch.
5) Submit a HotSpot patch to fix log output clashing.
6) Continue with TweakVM and add interesting telemetry to HotSpot.
7) Speak at 2 new conferences.