Venkat Subramaniam

Venkat Subramaniam
Java champion, founder of Agile developer, award-winning author, professor at the University of Houston

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam (@venkat_s) 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. 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.

TOPIC: Functional Programming with Java

Java once gave us the imperative and object-oriented styles of programming. Now, in addition to those two, we can also program in the functional style. In this presentation we will focus on what makes code functional in nature, what are the benefits of that style, and how we can program in that style using Java.