Java 8 is the most significant change to the language since it’s introduction, surpassing changes seen in any of the previous versions. It is not merely syntactical change or addition of a few extra features, it’s a paradigm shift. Come to this presentation to learn about the power and capabilities of functional programming using Java 8 and how to benefit from those when building Java applications.

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 or on twitter at @venkat_s.

Please register for this meeting by joining our new group. Functional Programming in Java 8 by Venkat Subramaniam

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We are very excited to have Dr. Subramaniam as our guest. We look forward to seeing you on June 8th!

Special Consideration for the June Meeting from Big Sky Software

We will be giving away 1 complimentary pass to the NFJS Central Iowa Software Symposium at our June 8th meeting!

The No Fluff Just Stuff Java Symposium Tour Series long considered the premier Java/JVM/Agility Event Series is returning to Des Moines this summer! Witness first hand the best a conference has to offer: exceptional speakers, content rich ninety (90) minute technical sessions, right sized event model (capped at 250 attendees) all experienced in a vendor free environment. At a No Fluff Just Stuff event, the focus is entirely on the attendee experience and nothing else!

Event Name: 2017 Central Iowa Software Symposium (Two Day Event)

Dates: August 4-5th

Location: Des Moines, IA

Venue: Sheraton West Des Moines


Make sure and use your special JUG discount of $50 by using the promo code nfjsusergroup50 when registering. If you are registering with a group, the highest discount will apply - group or JUG discount.