James Ward - Going Reactive! Building Software for the Real-Time Generation

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We are pleased to have James Ward from Typesafe here tonight speaking to us about . He will be speaking to us about building a Reactive application, and why it is the next big thing in software.

5:30-6:00: Networking and Food

Food, Soda, Beer and Networking. We are grateful to Cody Powell from TEksystems (http://www.teksystems.com/) for their continued sponsorship of the Food and Soda! Also, thanks to Mike Henninger of BWBacon (http://www.bwbacon.com/) for supplying the beer.

6:00-6:10: Announcements

6:10-7:40: Going Reactive! Building Software for the Real-Time Generation - James Ward

Non-blocking, asynchronous, and reactive are all the rage today. This session will explore why the patterns are important in modern apps and how to apply them to event-driven and RESTful apps. To illustrate the concepts, Java, Akka, and Play Framework will be used as examples.

About James Ward:

James Ward (www.jamesward.com (http://www.jamesward.com/)) works for Typesafe where he teaches developers the Typesafe Platform (Play Framework, Scala, and Akka) . James frequently presents at conferences around the world such as JavaOne, Devoxx, and many other Java get-togethers. Along with Bruce Eckel, James co-authored First Steps in Flex. He has also published numerous screencasts, blogs, and technical articles. Starting with Pascal and Assembly in the 80′s, James found his passion for writing code. Beginning in the 90′s he began doing web development with HTML, Perl/CGI, then Java. After building a Flex and Java based customer service portal in 2004 for Pillar Data Systems he became a Technical Evangelist for Flex at Adobe. In 2011 James became a Principal Developer Evangelist at Salesforce.com where he taught developers how to deploy apps on the cloud with Heroku. James Tweets as @_JamesWard (http://twitter.com/_JamesWard) and posts code at http://github.com/jamesward .

7:40: Door prizes:

JetBrains (http://www.jetbrains.com/) IDE License

ZeroTurnaround JRebel (http://zeroturnaround.com/software/jrebel/) License

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

Our sponsor, Bandwidth.com (http://bandwidth.com/), 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.