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#13 - April Meetup with Venkat Subramaniam

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Adit L. and 3 others


On the 25th April, we're hosting one of the biggest experts of Java and Kotlin :
Venkat Subramaniam, award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc.

Come and meet Venkat

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5:40 PM to 6:10 PM - Registration
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM - 1st Talk
7:15 PM to 7:30 PM - Break
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM- 2nd Talk

1st Talk:
The Magic of Delegates in Kotlin
Very many good books on OO design have advised us to choose delegation over inheritance. Yet, most developers using OO languages like Java use inheritance predominantly compared to delegation. Part of the reason is the lack of support for delegation when compared to inheritance. In this presentation we will see how Kotlin has first class support for delegation. We will look at how delegation helps us better model relationships and take a look at some usecases of applying delegates in Kotlin.

2nd Talk:
Creating Internal DSLs with Kotlin
Domain Specific Languages are quite common: Gradle API, Rake, Ant, CSS, to name a few. Internal DSLs ride on the language capabilities and remove the need to create specific parsers. To serve as a host, however, the language should have top notch fluency and must be highly expressive. In this presentation we will see how Kotlin fits that bill and how to trick the language to creating DSLs.

The Presenter:
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of, 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 sustainable agile practices on their software projects.

Venkat is a (co)author of multiple technical books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. You can find a list of his books at You can reach him by email at or on twitter at @venkat_s.
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Contact Adit (9035712364) or Raghavendra (9008733955), after you reach the venue

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