Tampa JVM User Group (TJUG) is dedicated to all things that run on the Java Virtual Machine. While Java (the language) is predominant on the JVM, other languages are catching up in popularity, sophistication, and features. They cannot be ignored!
It's been around for a long time, but everyone's talking about it all of a sudden. But why and why now? We've been programming in languages like Java for a while, quite well. Now we're asked to change and the languages themselves are changing towards this style of programming. In this keynote, a passionate polyglot programmer and author of Functional Programming in Java: Harnessing the Power of Java 8 Lambda Expressions, will share the reasons we need to make the paradigm shift and the pure joy, the benefits, we will reap from it.
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of agilelearner.com, 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 agiledeveloper.com. You can reach him by email at [masked] or on Twitter at @venkat_s.