Java at 25: Retrospective & Futures

Hosted by Chariot Solutions
October 21, 2020 — 3:15 to 5:00 PM EST

Event Overview

Java has been around for the duration of many professional developer careers. In its usages from servers to desktops, clouds, phone, and tablets, and as a platform for other languages such as Scala, Clojure, Groovy and JRuby, the initial genius of a platform-independent virtual machine, c-like syntax, and an open bytecode core has made it the goto platform for many engineers. 

This event, brought to you by Chariot Solutions and PhillyJUG, will try to take stock of Java at 25. 

Event Schedule

Drinking the Coffee: Chariot's Multi-Decade Journey with Java
3:15 - 4:00PM EST

Chariot has used Java in many of our software projects for almost 20 years. Join us in this panel discussion with Aaron Mulder and Ken Rimple as they review how our teams have developed Java-based solutions: from the early years of J2EE, to Spring-based applications, to languages such as Groovy, JRuby, Scala and Clojure, and more.

The Java community has had lots of innovative ideas, some dead ends, and many success stories. Join us as we explain how we managed to find success in choosing open source Java technologies, and we’ll discuss some of our more interesting challenges encountered along the way.

Java Futures with Special Guest, Brian Goetz

4:00 - 5:00PM EST

Java is 25, but it is not standing still. From the innovations in the language itself, to innovations in the JDK, to new SDKs and VMs, Java keeps moving. In this virtual fireside chat, Ken Rimple speaks with Brian Goetz, Java Language Architect at Oracle, to discuss the future of Java. 

Ken and Brian will discuss the JDK enhancement process (JEP) of the Java Community Process, JCP projects such as Amber, Loom and Valhalla, the focus on speeding up container-based applications, additional language enhancements, new features, and how Java is remaining relevant for the next 25 years.

Happy Hour 
5:00PM ~

This is not another Zoom happy hour 
— join us as we test out Gather for our virtual Happy Hour!

We've also partnered with local companies for some discounted java drinks: La Colombe for coffee, and Workhorse Brewing for their vanilla coffee porter. We'll supply the discount codes to attendees about 2 weeks prior to the event. Order some contactless delivery, and enjoy drinks with your fellow Java heads during happy hour!

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Join Java experts from Oracle and Chariot Solutions for a look at Java's past, and where it's headed in the future.

Plus: discounts on Java drinks! 

We've partnered with local companies to provide you with discounts on java-themed beverages. Enjoy coffee from our friends at La Colombe, and a coffee vanilla porter from Workhorse Brewing! Codes will be provided for attendees after registration.

La Colombe coffee

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About Chariot Solutions

Chariot Solutions is a Greater Philadelphia Area based software design and development consultancy. For over 17 years, companies of all sizes and industries have looked to Chariot as a partner to help them solve their toughest software challenges.

Count on Chariot for professional services that help you map out the most efficient route to cloud adoption, modernization, app development and deployment, IoT, machine learning, data and analytics.


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