Lightning Talks and Holiday Party

Denver Java Users Group
Denver Java Users Group
Public group

Every 2nd Wednesday of the month

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5:30-6:00: Burrito/Taco Bar, Soda, Beer, and Networking

6:00-6:15: Announcements

6:15-8:00: Lightning Talks!

Talks for this meetup will be 10 minutes each, with a 5 minute transition period between them. These are in no particular order.

* The Software Checklist Manifesto by Andy Ennamorato 🎂 (@virtualandy)

This talk will highlight the book The Checklists Manifesto and apply the ideas found to software and technology companies. We’ll hear about the I’ll fated launch of the B17 bomber and how a simple checklist literally changed the history of WW2. We’ll hear about how a checklist that fits on a piece of paper may be saving hundreds of thousands of lives around the world. And we’ll see if our PR templates might need it in the same way.

* Coding Interviews for Java Developers by Gordon Weakliem (@GordonWeakliem)

The majority of software development interviews require some type of coding exercise, and nothing sucks like tanking a coding exercise when you’re an experienced Software Engineer. I’ll talk about strategies for doing your best in these interviews.

* Getting Googly to Create Lightweight Solutions by Greg Ostravich (@GregOstravich)

If your organization has gone “Google” you have a terrific lightweight tool at your fingertips for solutions that are more niche and don’t require a large enterprise deployment or standing up a webserver to host your content.

* Are you JAMming yet? by Anshuman Purohit (@reachpurohit)

Did you know that “Baking is better than frying”, not only for your health but also for web development? This lighting talk introduces you to JAM Stack, learn how this new architectural approach makes your next website zipping fast, secure for users and inexpensive to develop & operate!

* Increase Mental Health in Public Schools by Abbie Raible

U.S. public school systems have remained the same for far too long and now is the time for a change. This is a new bill proposing how to increase mental health in public schools.

* vs Protractor: The e2e Testing Battle! by Regina Peyfuss (@rpeyfuss)

When I started developing Angular apps about two years ago, I could not get into using Protractor; it was just too cumbersome. Nine months ago I was introduced to and fell in love with it. It is easy to use, intuitive, fast, and has a plethora of documentation. We are currently using in production; it has given us an additional layer of confidence. This talk will convince you of using over Protractor; the battle is on.

* Java Microservices with Spring Boot and Spring Cloud by Matt Raible (@mraible)

In this talk, I’ll show how to build a secure microservices architecture with Spring Boot and Spring Cloud. Then I’ll show you how you can generate the same architecture using JHipster.

8:00: Door Prizes and Ugly Sweater Contest.

The winners of the ugly sweater contest will each receive a free conference pass! We'll have a few to choose from.

We'll also be voting for Venkat's talk in January. Choices are:

1. Functional Programming Idioms in Java
2. Learning to Code in Functional Style
3. Java Modules: Why and How
4. Twelve Ways to Make Code Suck Less
5. Qualities of a Highly Effective Architect