RxJava: Reactive Extensions for the JVM

RxJava is a library for composing asynchronous and event-based programs using observable sequences for the Java VM that supports Java 6+, Clojure, Scala, Groovy, JRuby, Kotlin and Java 8 lambdas. 

Learn how the Netflix API uses RxJava to implement highly concurrent web services against asynchronous data sources without blocking, synchronization or thread-safety concerns by using declarative functional reactive composition. 

Come see what functional, declarative, reactive programming looks like, what use cases it addresses and real-world examples of how it can become a tool in your application development along with demos and examples of usage in Java and other JVM languages.

The agenda:

• 6.30pm-7pm - networking and pizza

• 7pm-9pm - presentation and Q&A

Ben Christensen is a software engineer on the Netflix Edge Services Platform team responsible for fault tolerance, performance, architecture and scale while enabling millions of customers to access the Netflix experience across more than 1000 different device types. Specializing in Java since the 90s and through years of web and server-side development Ben has gained particular interest and skill in building maintainable, performant, high-volume, high-impact systems. Prior to Netflix, Ben was at Apple in the iTunes division making iOS apps and media available to the world. Open source contributions include Hystrix (https://github.com/Netflix/Hystrix) and RxJava (https://github.com/Netflix/RxJava). 

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