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The Colorado Springs Open Source Software Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

  • Jan 22, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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****************** REMINDER *********************
Our meetings are on the third Wednesday of the month starting from this month on.  There may be some exceptions if I can't get the Community Room on that day.  Location will remain at the East Library for now.
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AGENDA
6:00 - 6:30 PM - Food, Drinks & Networking
6:30 - 6:35 PM - Announcements
6:35 - 7:15 PM - Basic Concepts
7:15 - 7:20 PM - Break
7:20 - 8:40 PM - Main Speaker
8:40 - 8:55 PM - Door Prize Drawings

MAIN TOPIC ABSTRACT
Java 8 Language Capabilities—What's in it for you?

There is a good amount of excitement about the new version of Java. The big evolution of course is the lambda expressions. In this presentation we will dive into the language features in Java 8, take a look at some of their nuances, and look at ways to put them to good use.


BASIC CONCEPTS ABSTRACT
Cool things we can do with JVM Languages

Languages offer a lot more than syntax and compilers. They often have supporting libraries and special facilities that set them apart from other languages. Some languages offer special compiler support for a particular construct, like tail call optimization, for example. Others provide interesting library support or capabilities. In this presentation we will dive into a few cool things we can do with different languages on the JVM, things that are either impossible or hard to do in Java, but are quite easy and useful to realize in other popular languages on the JVM. If mixing these languages is an option on your projects, you'll have a few more reasons after this presentation.


SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY
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 [masked] or on twitter at @venkat_s.


OUR SPONSORS
Website Sponsor:Homeland Security Careers
Food Sponsor:TEKSystems
Door Prize Sponsors:Jetbrains - Software license (Several products to choose from)
Book Sponsor:OReilly Publishing - Technical books

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  • John I. A.

    The presentation by Venkat was great. It is great to hear someone like him. The presentation enforced what I have been learning about Java 8.

    January 24, 2014

  • Plenty Groover J.

    Wow, didn't realize it was last night until just now... I'll make sure to put it on my calendar, along with a reminder, from this point on...

    January 23, 2014

  • Kevin

    As always, Venkat had some great ideas to share and an engaging presentation. Thanks Venkat! For those that missed it, look for his latest book on Java 8 Lambda Expressions...

    2 · January 22, 2014

  • Tim C.

    Venkat was just named a JavaOne 2013 Rockstar.

    January 16, 2014

  • Andrew M.

    I'm really looking forward to this one. I've been playing around with clojure and scala for a while, so I'm interested in learning more about the jvm.

    January 16, 2014

  • Greg

    Looking forward to the meeting, guys. Glad to have found the FOSS group.

    January 11, 2014

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Our Sponsors

  • HSC Careers

    HSC Careers pays for our web page on meetup.com.

  • TEKSystems

    TEKSystems is one of our quarterly food sponsors.

  • Apex Systems

    Apex Systems is sponsoring food and drinks once a quarter for the group.

  • SecureSet Academy

    We bring the bootcamp model to cybersecurity education and industry.

  • OReilly

    OReilly provides discounts and book door prizes for our monthly meetings

  • Atlassian

    Atlassian provides free software licenses for Open Source projects.

  • JetBrains

    JetBrains supplies a free license for a door prize for our group monthly

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