The keynote speaker at the conference was Cliff Click, the chief JVM architect. He gave a great opening speech on concurrency in the JVM. I also really enjoyed attending several other talks presented by Cliff at UberConf.
I was very excited this week to have the opportunity to attend a Scala Workshop put on by Venkat Subramaniam whole wrote the book “Scala Programming“. I also had the opportunity to attend his “How to Approach Refactoring” talk which was also excellent.
I finished off the week by attending a talk put on by Stuart Halloway on the programming language Clojure. Stuart also authored the book “Programming Clojure“. It was a fun three hour introduction to a very interesting programming language. Stuart left us with a number of exercises and examples to work from to continue learning the language on our own. The language is a strange mental shift to make which is a good thing.