Past Meetup

Ken Kousen Presents: Groovy and Java 8: Making Java Better

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265 Winter Street · Waltham, MA

How to find us

It's the first building, on the top floor.

Location image of event venue


So for this meet-up we have Ken Kousen, who is the author of the Book Making Java Groovy, is a co-host of the Groovy Pod cast, and runs his own consulting business Kousen IT Consulting:

Ken will be giving a talk on Groovy and Java 8: Making Java Better:
Java 8 includes streams, lambdas, and method references; Groovy has native syntax for collections, closures, and metaprogramming. The two languages were designed to work well together from the beginning, and the current versions still do the same. This session shows how you can use the new Java 8 features in Groovy, and vice versa, building combined Groovy/Java applications that are simple, powerful, and easy to understand and maintain.

This meet-up is sponsored by Nielsen, and we will have pizza and beer!

We should have internet, so we'll see how casting on Google Hangouts goes.

Doors open at 6:30PM, Meetup starts at 7PM.

• Doors open, settle in, mingle, and network.

• Announcements(5-10min)
• Thank the host
• Jobs(but only from actual people, no recruiters/head hunters)
• Looking for speakers for full talks or lightning talks
• Misc(other meet-ups, conference, etc)

• Main Talk(~60min)