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The Colorado Springs Open Source Software Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

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****************** REMINDER *********************
Our meetings are on the third Wednesday of the month starting from this month on. There may be some exceptions if I can't get the Community Room on that day. Location will remain at the East Library for now.
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AGENDA
6:00 - 6:30 PM - Food, Drinks & Networking
6:30 - 6:35 PM - Announcements
6:35 - 7:15 PM - Basic Concepts
7:15 - 7:20 PM - Break
7:20 - 8:40 PM - Main Speaker
8:40 - 8:55 PM - Door Prize Drawings

MAIN TOPIC ABSTRACT
Java 8 Language Capabilities—What's in it for you?

There is a good amount of excitement about the new version of Java. The big evolution of course is the lambda expressions. In this presentation we will dive into the language features in Java 8, take a look at some of their nuances, and look at ways to put them to good use.

BASIC CONCEPTS ABSTRACT
Cool things we can do with JVM Languages

Languages offer a lot more than syntax and compilers. They often have supporting libraries and special facilities that set them apart from other languages. Some languages offer special compiler support for a particular construct, like tail call optimization, for example. Others provide interesting library support or capabilities. In this presentation we will dive into a few cool things we can do with different languages on the JVM, things that are either impossible or hard to do in Java, but are quite easy and useful to realize in other popular languages on the JVM. If mixing these languages is an option on your projects, you'll have a few more reasons after this presentation.

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY
Venkat Subramaniam

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., 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 agile practices on their software projects.

Venkat is a (co)author of multiple books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. His latest book is Functional Programming in Java: Harnessing the Power of Java 8 Lambda Expressions. You can reach him by email at [masked] or on twitter at @venkat_s.

OUR SPONSORS
Website Sponsor:Homeland Security Careers (http://www.meetup.com/csopensource/)
Food Sponsor:TEKSystems
Door Prize Sponsors:Jetbrains (http://www.jetbrains.com) - Software license (Several products to choose from)
Book Sponsor:OReilly Publishing (http://www.oreilly.com) - Technical books