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Java 8 puzzlers: The strange, the bizarre, and the wonderful

Baruch Sadogursky (JFrog), Viktor Gamov (Hazelcast)
4:20pm–5:00pm Thursday, 05/19/2016
In Real Life
Location: Meeting Room 9C Level: Intermediate
Tags: featured
Average rating: ****.
(4.88, 8 ratings)

Baruch Sadogursky and Viktor Gamov aren’t sure about you, but working with Java 8 made one of the speakers lose all of his hair and the other lose his sleep (or was it the jetlag?). If you still haven’t reached the level of Brian Goetz in mastering lambdas and strings, this talk is for you. And if you think you have, we have some bad news for you, you should attend as well.

Baruch and Viktor show you some surprising, bizarre, and inconceivable parts of Java 8 and make sure that you won’t be (too) surprised when it hits you in production.

As with any other puzzlers talk, there will be two speakers, lots of puzzling questions, answers by the audience, T-shirts flying around, and a lot of fun, all for one purpose—to help you better understand Java 8.

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Baruch Sadogursky


Baruch Sadogursky (JBaruch) is a developer advocate at JFrog. His passion is speaking about technology. Well, speaking in general, but doing it about technology makes him look smart, and 17 years of high-tech experience sure helps. When he’s not on stage (or on a plane to get there), he learns about technology, people, and how they work or—more precisely—don’t work together. He’s a CNCF ambassador, Developer Champion, and a professional conference speaker on DevOps, Java, and Groovy topics. He’s also a regular at the industry’s most prestigious events, such as JavaOne (where he was awarded a Rock Star award), DockerCon, Devoxx, devopsdays, OSCON, and Qcon. You can follow him on Twitter at @jbaruch.

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Viktor Gamov


Viktor Gamov is a senior solution architect at Hazelcast—a leading open source in-memory data grid (IMDG) company. Viktor joined Hazelcast with comprehensive knowledge and expertise of the enterprise application architectures using open source technologies. He helps companies building distributed systems on the JVM. He is a co-organizer of the Princeton Java Users Group and coauthor of the O’Reilly’s Enterprise Web Development. Viktor has presented at various international conferences on Java and JavaScript-related topics. He holds an MS in computer science.