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The one with the previously undecided social activity

  • Jan 21, 2015 · 6:30 PM
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MelbJVM Pot Luck 

Come and talk about anything!

As its January and a lot of people are out of town, we normally do a social thing at a bar over a few drinks.

This time around, we'd like to do a 'JVM POT LUCK' where everyone brings a tidbit of info about something on the JVM and we build our own meetup based on snippets of everyones knowledge. (See examples below)

We are still at a bar - long standing MelbJVM'ers will remember Horse Bazaar on little Lonsdale between Elizabeth and Queen - and we'll still be drinking.

We've got the stage at Horse Bazaar from 7 -> 7.30 and will have access to the projector, laptop, internet and mic if you need it.

Examples of what you can talk about

Fun Facts

• When was Java invented?

• What's a CAFEBABE?

Java 9 and beyond

• Sumatra

• Value Types

War stories

• Bad Memory Leaks or Performance issues you've had to diagnose

• WTFs you've seen in your and your colleagues code

• Alternate JRE/JVM implementations OpenJDK, Azul, IBM J9


• How do you store an unsigned 64 bit long?

• Java puzzlers, best practices

• Threads

Other tech

• Raspberry Pi & IoT adventures

• Alternate VM Langs: Scala, Groovy, Android, Clojure

Whats new (or you've newly discovered)

• New Tools, Frameworks that you're playing with

• Gradle, Play Framework, Spring Boot, Android, Angular

• This neat shortcut I found in IntelliJ / Eclipse


• The Best online course / presentation you did

• The worst computer science lecturer or tutor you had

Anything else

• The weather

• The taste of the beer

• Getting to the venue

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