GOTO Amsterdam is a vendor independent international software development conference with more that 50 top speaker and 500 attendees. The conference covers topics such as Java, Open Source, Agile, Architecture, Design, Web, Cloud, New Languages and Processes.

Presentation: "Opening Keynote: Back to the Future - Java 8 is here!"

Time: Thursday 09:00 - 09:50 / Location: Effectenbeurszaal

Lambda expressions, Date and Time API and Nashorn are the three most talked about new features in Java SE 8. However, there are literally hundreds more functionality updates and usability improvements that all serious Java developers should know about. This talk will highlight the top new features and improvements you should know about with code examples from one of the main developers behind Project Lambda.

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Georges Saab, VP Software Dev., Java Platform Group at Oracle

Georges Saab

Biography: Georges Saab

Georges Saab is the chairperson of the OpenJDK governing board, and vice president of development for the Java Platform group at Oracle, which defines and implements the Java language, library, and the Java Virtual Machine.
Saab is a more than 20-year veteran of programming language and platform development. His work with the Java Platform began as a developer of Java Standard Edition at JavaSoft and Sun Microsystems, where he was a founder of the Swing group and Java Webstart, and continued as he ran development of the JRockit JVM for many years at BEA Systems.

Twitter: @gsaab

Paul Sandoz, Software Engineer at Oracle

Paul Sandoz

Biography: Paul Sandoz

A reformed RESTerfarian who previously co-led JAX-RS and led the implementation Jersey, who moved up into the clouds with the industrious bees of CloudBees, and then boomeranged back to Oracle and deep down the Java stack to work on Lambda, Java modularity and Project Jigsaw.

Twitter: @PaulSandoz