I snuck over to JavaOne16 because I wanted to take in a session titled Refactoring to Functional Style with Java 8 by Venkat Subramaniam. When I got there the room was packed out and customers rightly go first for the last seats.
However, the attendants said that content from that ballroom was being streamed, so I hopped on YouTube and watched the session on my mobile phone. This is one of the best sessions I “attended” while at OpenWorld this year:
Venkat’s presentation style is very entertaining, and he slowly walks through the benefits of thinking in functions.
Turns out Venkat is a JavaOne Rockstar, which is probably why his sessions were filled to capacity. He gave six sessions at JavaOne this year, and each time he was in a room that was being recorded, so his sessions are all up on YouTube:
- Core Software Design Principles [CON1061]
- Refactoring to Functional Style with Java 8 [CON1057]
- Toward an Evolutionary Design and Architecture [CON1062]
- Let’s Get Lazy: Explore the Real Power of Streams [CON1058]
- A Few Hidden Treasures in Java 8 [CON1059]
- Interactive Development and Fast Feedback with Java 9 REPL [CON1056]
This pointed me to the JavaOne YouTube channel. Have a look here:
They were livestreaming four different ballrooms (just a fraction of the venues), and then every day they cut up the livestream into individual talks. I have a whole lot of catching up to do on all the other sessions I missed!