Past Meetup

Java Puzzlers: Something Old, Something Gnu, Something Bogus, Something Blew

This Meetup is past

300 people went


6:00 - 7:00 Networking & light dinner - Thanks Google

7:00 - 7:15 Announcements

7:15 - 8:45 Java Puzzlers with Josh Bloch and Bob Lee

How can they do it? How can Josh Bloch and Bob Lee keep coming up with such great programming puzzlers year after year? They can't! In this, the umpteenth installment of this perennial crowd pleaser, Click and Hack the Type-It brothers recycle the best of a bad lot and throw in some new puzzles for your education and enlightenment. But it's not all fun and games: the lessons you take away from this fun-filled extravaganza will alert you to the dangers that lurk deep in Java's dark corners, so you can avoid or eliminate them from your programs and designs. Come early—as always, overripe fruit will be given to the first fifty attendees.

Joshua Bloch consults for Square ( Previously, he was chief Java Architect at Google and Distinguished Engineer at Sun. He is the author of the bestselling, Jolt Award-winning Effective Java ( and coauthor of Java Puzzlers (

Bob Lee is CTO of Square ( Previously, he led Android’s core library development at Google, created the Jolt award-winning Guice framework, and led JSR 330, Dependency Injection for Java.