Improvements in Java 9: Things you use already that got better

Dec 19, 2017 · Atlanta, United States of America

*NEW LOCATION* Roam Dunwoody at 400/285. *FOOD PROVIDED*

We have a special treat for you this month! We'll have award-winning Java author and Java Champion Venkat Subramaniam, to present "Improvements in Java 9" and to do a "fireside chat". We'll also have Neal Ford join the fireside chat, like last year! Neal is a author and expert in the area of software architecture.

Come and participate (or just listen) in this discussion, and bring your questions and comments. We'll invite YOU to join them on stage and share your insights with the group!

FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED! Please update your attendance status so we can order the appropriate amount. We'll also do free drinks at the bar next to the venue!


Dr 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 venkats at agiledeveloper dotcom or on twitter at @venkat_s.

Neal Ford

Neal Ford is a director, software architect, and meme wrangler at ThoughtWorks, a global IT consultancy that thinks disruptively to deliver technology to address the toughest challenges, all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change. Neal focuses on designing and building large-scale enterprise applications. He is an internationally recognized expert on software development and delivery, especially in the intersection of Agile engineering techniques and software architecture. Neal has authored magazine articles, seven books (and counting), and dozens of video presentations and has spoken at hundreds of developers conferences worldwide on the topics of software architecture, continuous delivery, functional programming, cutting-edge software innovations. Check out his website at

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    The Atlanta Java Users Group (AJUG) is organized by Java Developers for Java Developers in order to: Provide a forum for exchanging information and for brainstorming with other developers on how to successfully implement new Java solutions. Deliver monthly technical presentations on the latest Java/JVM technologies. Support the needs of both newbies and experts through related Study Groups targeted at Java Certification and Java-OO architectural issues. Promote the advantages of Java as a develop

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