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Presentation: "Yo... Ask Me Anything" - Panel of NY Senior Java Developers

Track: Modern Java Reloaded

Location: Majestic Complex, 6th fl.

Duration: 5:25pm - 6:15pm

Day of week: Thursday

Level: Intermediate

Persona: Developer, JVM

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Join 5 senior technologists from major enterprises in the New York area discuss their thoughts on the latest trends in Java.  We'll discuss thoughts on the new release model, modules, modern garbage collectors, kotlin for the enterprise, Eclipse stewardship of JEE and even the rising complexity of the Java source language. Bring your questions for our New York panel of experts.

Speaker: Jeanne Boyarsky

Java developer and ScrumMaster

Jeanne Boyarsky is a Java developer and part time ScrumMaster. She co-authored Wiley’s OCA/OCP 8 certification books and is updating them for the Java 11. In addition to volunteering at CodeRanch, she mentors the programmers on a high school robotics team and won a mentorship award. In the last year, Jeanne has spoken at conferences including Oracle Code One, DevNexus and QCon.

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Speaker: Don Raab

Managing Director @BNYMellon, Creator of Eclipse Collections

Donald Raab is Managing Director and Instructional Coach in the Application Platform and Services team at BNY Mellon. Donald is a member of the Java Specification Request (JSR) 335 Expert Group and has presented at JavaOne, Devnexus, Devoxx US, EclipseCon, GIDS and the JVM Language Summit. He created the Eclipse Collections Java library which was originally open sourced as GS Collections in 2012 and migrated to the Eclipse Foundation in 2015.

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Speaker: Chandra Guntur

Sr. Principal Architect, Resilient Systems Engineering @BNYMellon

Chandra Guntur is a Director and Java Advocate in Resilient Systems Engineering, BNY Mellon. Chandra has been a technologist in the financial services industry since 2003 and is programming with Java since 1998. He is one of the representatives for BNY Mellon in the Java Community Process (JCP) Executive Committee. He is a Java User Group (JUG) Leader, and helps run one of the largest Java user groups, NYJavaSIG (New York Java Special Interest Group). Chandra is also responsible for running the NYJavaSIG Hands-On-Workshops (HOW), conducting code workshops and Code Katas on core Java features. He is a frequent speaker at Java meetups, user groups, and tech. conferences including Oracle CodeOne, Oracle Code NY, QCon New York, Devnexus and GIDS India.

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Speaker: Justin Lee

Principal Software Engineer @RedHat

Justin Lee is a Java Champion and Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat. He has been programming in Java since 1996. He has worked on virtually every level of the application stack from database drivers all the way to application servers and front end interfaces. A long time advocate of Java, he has spoken at conferences and user groups all across the US and Europe. He is an active open source community member and can be found on twitter and github as @evanchooly.

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Speaker: Sai Sharan Donthi

Assistant Vice President @CreditSuisse

Sai Sharan Donthi over the past 9 years he has worked on loan evaluation, price testing, Risk Based PnL analytics, Credit and Market risk analytical platforms as part of a Financial Technology Division in New York. Recently he has been working on Risk and Finance Reporting and Analytics platform with real time risk analytics, natural language processing, natural language generation, cross integration across multiple business intelligence platforms including rich HTML/Javascript reports, Tableau, Qlik, Oracle Business Intelligence, SAP Business Objects reporting solutions.  As a passionate Java engineer, he volunteers to help organize the New York Java Special Interest Group (NYJavaSIG) monthly meetings in New York.

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