Venkat Subramaniam


Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., 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 agile practices on their software projects.

Venkat is a (co)author of multiple books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. His latest book is Functional Programming in Java: Harnessing the Power of Java 8 Lambda Expressions. You can reach him by email at venkats at agiledeveloper dot com or on twitter at @venkat_s.

Facts and Fallacies of Software Development

Corporate developers have to constantly contend with fallacies often delivered to them as facts. However, each of us has a professional
responsibility to be objective and make decisions that will help us and our teams be productive and deliver results. In this presentation
we’ll pick on some fallacies, lay down facts, and discuss how to stay professional and objective in our daily efforts.

Effective Java

Java is a well established language, that has been around for more than a decade. Yet, programming on it has its challenges. There are concepts and
features that are tricky. When you run into those, the compiler is not there to help you. In this presentation we will look at various concepts that you will use in
general programming with Java. We will discuss the issues with those and how you can improve your code. We will look at concepts you can do better and
those you should outright avoid.