This Ain't Your Parents' Java


About the Presentation:

Java was once a language that dragged along and evolved at a snail's pace. Thankfully, that's no longer the case. Recent years have seen accelerated development of both language features and JDK improvements. In this presentation, we will dive into some of the recent changes of Java that are both fun and powerful to use, discuss where the language is heading in the near future, the modern features of the language, and where Java is heading.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of, co-founder of the devdotnext software conference, 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] or on twitter at @venkat_s.

Join us for food sponsored by Adaptive Solutions Group at 6:00pm. The meeting starts at 6:30pm.