Meetup #17: Meet the Gurus Dr. Venkat Subramaniam, Heather VanCura & Nikhil

Apr 25, 2018 · Bengaluru, India

--- This is a FREE meetup ---

We are happy to announce our joint meet up with the Bangalore Java User Group and Polyglot Meetup group on April 25th, 2018.

We have eminent speakers like Dr. Venkat Subramaniam, Heather VanCura and Nikhil Nanivadekar talking at the meet up.


- Introductory talk from Philips

- Keynote

Speaker: Heather VanCura- Chair and Director of the JCP Program at Oracle

- How to Make a Project Java 9–Compatible
Java 9 brings numerous changes that might break existing applications. This presentation is a case study of making a third-party Java Collections library (Eclipse Collections) Java 9–compatible. You will get an overview of all the steps taken and the evolution of the final, Java 9–compatible product. These steps are essentially similar to those you might have to take to upgrade your application to use JDK 9. The session covers available tooling and simple yet practical tips and tricks that will help you in the upgrade process.

Speaker: Nikhil Nanivadekar

"Nikhil Nanivadekar is a Vice President in Private Wealth Management in the Technology division of Goldman Sachs. Nikhil is the project lead and committer for Eclipse Collections and has presented at JavaOne, DevoxxUS, Great Indian Developer Summit and Java User Group meetups. He is passionate about robotics and has conducted robotics workshops at JCrete4Kids, JavaOne4Kids, and Devoxx4Kids. Nikhil was inducted into the Oracle Developer Champions program in 2017. Nikhil graduated in 2012 from the University of Utah with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Robotics and Controls."

- Java 9: The Key Parts
Everyone (including your humble speaker) talks about Modularization. For once, let's focus on other interesting and exciting parts of Java 9 that does not involve modularization. In this presentation we will talk about key improvements and additions to the Java language and the JDK introduced in Java 9. We will focus on first things that can be done better in Java 9 compared to previous versions of Java. Then we will look at things we simply could not do before but we can benefit from now. And finally, we will not talk about Modularization, well how can we ignore it, will discuss that just a bit.

Speaker: Dr. Venkat Subramaniam

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

Venkat is a (co)author of multiple technical books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. You can find a list of his books at You can reach him by email at [masked] or on twitter at @venkat_s."

See you'll there!

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