Venkat Subramaniam | Devoxx

Devoxx Poland 2019
from Monday 24 June to Wednesday 26 June 2019.

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.

See also

Programming in Kotlin

Hands-on Lab

Kotlin is a multi-platform language that is gaining popularity. It is concise, elegant, expressive, and a pleasure to program with. In this presentation we will dive into the exciting features of Kotlin, what makes this language special, both from OO programming and functional programming points of view. We will then take a look at what makes Kotlin a nice language for creating internal DSLs. Finally, we will see how Kotlin coroutines support elegant way to program asynchronous applications.

Mixed Paradigms: The Method to Madness


Language Paradigms are intriguing, some languages are pure and enforce a particular paradigm, and yet some languages are hybrid. A single paradigm language is consistent, easier to use, and often favored by the proponents of the promoted paradigm. Hybrid languages often appear confusing, seem harder to use, and yet there are so many of them. From the programming point of view should we stick to one paradigm or should we dabble into the mixed paradigm arena? It turns out, that is not an easy question.

Functional Programming in Kotlin


There are many reasons to adopt functional style of programming. One often touted reason is that it is better for concurrency. While that's true, a more important reason is that functional style being declarative in nature reduces accidental complexity in code. In this presentation we will dive into the essence of functional programming and see how we can make use of it in Kotlin.

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