From Functional to Reactive Programming with Venkat Subramaniam

Boulder Java Users Group
Boulder Java Users Group
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5:30-6:00: Food, Soda, Beer and Networking

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6:00-6:15: Announcements

6:15-7:45: We're in the midst of renewed interest in functional programming. At the same time we see quite a bit of excitement around reactive programming. Where did reactive programming come from? How is it related to functional programming, if at all? In this presentation we will discuss the merits of reactive programming and how functional programming concepts seamlessly transition into the programming model espoused by reactive programming.

About Dr. Venkat Subramaniam

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 [masked].

You can find Venkat on Twitter @venkat_s (

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8:00: After Meeting Networking