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Dr. Venkat Subramaniam Coming to Austin for our group!

We talked to Dr. Venkat Subramaniam last time he was in town and followed up at SpringOne2GX to come to Austin and speak. I just talked to him tonight and just confirmed he'll be coming Jan 15!

He will be giving the presentation 'Applying Groovy Closures for fun and productivity' which should be fun an interesting!

About Venkat:

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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 [masked] or on twitter at @venkat_s.

We'll be meeting at ReachForce offices again for this one.

Special thanks to Bryan at New Iron for sponsoring Food and Drinks!

Those rsvping late on day of event: food from Jason's Deli is already ordered but you are still welcome to attend! Cheers Ryan and Rob

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  • Kennedy

    Dr Venkat is a great, enthusiastic, clear speaker. It was fun to see him clean up the Java with all Java's noise. And the recursive programming resulting in an iterative process was cool. Most of all, ReachForce's folks were welcoming to us newbies and really made us feel comfortable. Thank you for sponsoring New Iron! Ryan, will there be anything between now and G48?

    1 · January 16, 2014

    • Ryan V.

      Possibly a planning meeting before hand mid Feb. Will try to schedule something.

      January 16, 2014

  • Jason S.


    1 · January 16, 2014

  • Hero A.


    2 · January 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow. that was more information and motivation in a short amount of time. The way he started the presentation with the difference between Lambdas and Closure still rings on my mind. Being a Groovy learner for the last couple of months, this presentation just removed my misconception that Groovy is just an expression of Java syntax in cleaner/concise manner, and it opened a new way of thinking about Groovy - the closures, and its benefits of functional programming style. I think I owe this group a serious shot on Growler. Thanks.

    2 · January 15, 2014

  • Ryan V.

    Ive opened it until 330 today, added a note about food being alrwady ordered but we still have slots left to attend!

    January 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oops. Haven't been on a meetup that closed RSVPs before. I'd like to join if there's still space. :)

    January 14, 2014

    • Ryan V.

      Try now, opened it till 930 cst.

      1 · January 14, 2014

  • Eric M.

    I am also travelling that week, so I will not be able to make it. If I could vote, I would vote for GPars. Take good notes.

    January 5, 2014

  • Ted

    Sadly, I have to travel this week!

    January 2, 2014

  • Eric M.

    The only place downtown that I can think of that might be able to host is the Capital Factory. They will probably be booked that day, but it couldn't hurt to ask them.

    November 21, 2013

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