Speaker Details

Venkat Subramaniam
Agile Developer, Inc.

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an instructional professor at the University of Houston. He has mentored tens of 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 Programming Kotlin: Create Elegant, Expressive, and Performant JVM and Android Applications. Venkat is a well-recognized person in the software communities. He was once a recipient of the MicroSoft MVP award.

He has received JavaOne RockStar award three years in a row and was inducted into the Java Champions program in 2013 for his efforts in motivating and inspiring software developers around the world.

Venkat has been in the training, consulting, and mentoring business since 1996. He is recognized for his pragmatic approach, dislike for accidental complexity, continuous effort to seek minimalistic design, and simpler solutions.

Design Patterns Revisited in Modern Java
Deep Dive (INTERMEDIATE level)
Room 8

Design Patterns are common ways to solve problems that developers have discovered over time. They often fill the gaps between the language capabilities and the design goals. When languages mature, sometimes patterns become natural features of languages and blend in to the natural way of writing code instead of a special effort. Java has evolved significantly over the years. In this session we'll revisit some common design problems and see how patterns are realized to solve those problems with the modern capabilities in Java.

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Java *is* agile
Keynote (BEGINNER level)
Room 8

It's so refreshing to see a group being agile in the world where so many talk about doing agile. The announcement of the six months release cycle was met with skepticism. But, Java has delivered consistently since that announcement. Let's dig in and learn how we can benefit from the amazing recent changes.

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Functional and reactive programming is gaining popularity and use. One hurdle developers face using these approaches is in exception handling. Dealing with exceptions in these styles is confusing in the beginning and is often messy and error prone. In this presentation we will step back and take a closer look at exception handling, about their role in functional and reactive programming, and discuss the dos and don'ts for exception handling. We will learn using concrete examples and live coding to illustrate the problem and the possible solutions.

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Java *is* agile - OVERFLOW
Keynote (BEGINNER level)
Room 5

Java *is* agile

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Java *is* agile - OVERFLOW
Keynote (BEGINNER level)
Room 9

Java *is* Agile

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Java *is* agile - OVERFLOW
Keynote (BEGINNER level)
Room 4