Northern Virginia Software Symposium

November 1 - 3, 2019

Learning To Code In Functional Style with Java

Saturday - Nov 2 11:00 AM

Venkat Subramaniam

Venkat Subramaniam

Founder of Agile Developer, Inc.

Functional style of programming was introduced in Java 8. Many organizations are still transitioning to Java 8 and more so, embracing the functional style. If you are like the speaker, who spent decades on imperative style, then the transition to functional style can be intimidating. In this presentation we will learn about the fundamentals of programming in functional style, the set of tools that we can reach into to solve problems as a series of state transformation. We will learn the how but also the benefits along the way as well.


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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.