Venkat Subramaniam on Java 8

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 – 5:30pm at SendGrid downtown Denver, CO

5:30-6:00: Networking and Food

Food, Soda, Beer and Networking. We are grateful to Maddie Spilman from TEKsystems for their continued sponsorship of the Food and Soda! Our friends over at FullContact are bringing the beer, so a big thanks to them.

6:00-6:10: Announcements

6:10-7:00: Transforming your Code to Java 8

The new facilities in Java 8 is about the change the way we write code. Our code will become more expressive and concise. But, exactly how?

In this presentation we will take several common Java code examples, discuss the core idea expressed in code, and transform that code to use the facilities in Java 8. Watch and interact as you see Java code go through a weight loss program right in front of your eyes.

7:00-7:10: Break

7:10-8:00: Programming with Streams in Java 8

We all have heard about lambda expressions in Java 8. The real unsung hero of Java 8 are the Streams.

In this presentation we will take an example driven approach to explore streams, their core capabilities form the application development point of view, and how to explore these capabilities for improve performance and efficiency.

About Dr. Venkat Subramaniam

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an instructional professor at the University of Houston.

He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects.

Venkat is a (co)author of multiple books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. His latest book is Functional Programming in Java: Harnessing the Power of Java 8 Lambda Expressions. You can reach him by email at or on twitter at @venkat_s.

8:00: Door prizes:

JetBrains IDE License

Books – Provided by O’Reilly Media

8:10: Networking/Food/Drinks at Society Sports and Spirits.

Our sponsor,, will be hosting the food at Society Sports and Spirits. Come join us for further discussion on topic of the night and whatnot.

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