About the Presentation: A number of developers and organizations are beginning to make use of Java 8. With anything that's new, we often learn it the hard way. By stepping back and taking a look at programming style as idioms, we can quickly gravitate towards better coding style and also avoid some common traps that we often get drawn towards.
About the Presenter: Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of agilelearner.com (https://www.agilelearner.com/), 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 agiledeveloper.com (http://agiledeveloper.com/). You can reach him by email at [masked] or on twitter at @venkat_s (https://twitter.com/venkat_s).