Past Meetup

Venkat Subramaniam - Java 8 Language Capabilities

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We are pleased to have Dr. Venkat Subramaniam here tonight to talk to us about the capabilities of Java 8 and what is in it for you.

5:30-6:00: Networking and Food

Food, Soda, Beer and Networking. We are grateful to Cody Powell from TEksystems ( for their continued sponsorship of the Food and Soda! Also, thanks to Mike Henninger of BWBacon ( for supplying the beer.

6:00-6:10: Announcements

6:10-7:40: Java 8 Language Capabilities - What's in it for you? - Dr. Venkat Subramaniam

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.

About Dr. Venkat Subramaniam:

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an adjunct faculty 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.

7:40: Door prizes:

JetBrains ( IDE License

ZeroTurnaround JRebel ( License

8:00: Networking/Food/Drinks at Old Chicago.

Our sponsor, (, will be hosting the food and drinks at Old Chicago (1415 Market St). Come join us for further discussion on topic of the night and whatnot.