Great Lakes Software Symposium

November 8 - 10, 2013

Applying Groovy Closures for fun and productivity

Saturday - Nov 9 11:00 AM - Ballroom 1/2

Venkat Subramaniam

Venkat Subramaniam

Founder of Agile Developer, Inc.

You can program higher order functions in Groovy quite easily using closures. But the benefits of closures go far beyond that. Groovy has a variety of capabilities hidden in closures.

In this presentation, we will unlock that treasure and explore ways in which we can design applications using Groovy closures, to apply different design patterns, to create fluent interfaces, and even program asynchrony.

About Venkat Subramaniam

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.