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The Colorado Springs Open Source Software Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

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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

BASIC CONCEPTS ABSTRACT
Transforming to Java 8

The new facilities in Java 8 is about the change the way we write code. Our code will become more expressive and concise. But, exactly how?

In this presentation we will take several common Java code examples, discuss the core idea expressed in code, and transform that code to use the facilities in Java 8. Watch and interact as you see Java code go through a weight loss program right in front of your eyes.

MAIN TOPIC ABSTRACT
Functional Programming in Java—Technical Reasons to Adapt

Functional programming is receiving much attention recently. Most mainstream languages, including C++, Java, and C# now support lambda expressions and functional style. Why is there a sudden interest in adapting something that was largely ignored for decades? What are the technical reasons, how do we benefit, in what ways can using these techniques make our applications better and our development efforts easier as well?

In this technical presentation we will learn about the technical underpinnings of functional programming, the fundamental problems they address, and the large impact of those on application development

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: HSC Careers (http://hsccareers.com)
Food Sponsor: TEKSystems (http://www.teksystems.com)
Door Prize Sponsors: Jetbrains (http://www.jetbrains.com) - Software license (Several products to choose from)
Book Sponsor: OReilly Publishing (http://www.oreilly.com) - Technical ebooks