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Meeting Location:
Ada Developers Academy HQ
1215 4th Ave #1050,

6:00pm Networking
6:30pm Presentation
8:00pm Beers!

Chair Nimret Sandhu
Community Leaders
Freddy Guime
Ben Garnaat
Founder Jayson Raymond




SeaJUG is an all volunteer effort - which means items such as the website and mailing list are updated as schedules afford. We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. We need suggestions/volunteers for topics! If you'd like to donate your time/skills to the cause, contact Nimret Sandhu.

20 Nov 2012 : Java at Scale: What Works and What Doesn't Work Nearly So Well


Java gets used everywhere and for everything, a reality that can be explained by its efficiency, its portability, the productivity it offers developers, and the platform it provides for application frameworks and non-Java languages. But all is not perfect; developers struggle against Java's greatest strength: its memory management. We'll talk about where Java needs help, the challenges it presents developers who need to provide reliable performance, the reasons those challenges exist, and how developers work around them. And we'll take a little time to talk about Azul Systems, its history of tackling Java scale issues and how it addresses the mismatch between Java and big data.

Speaker: Hank Shiffman

Hank Shiffman is a Product Marketing Manager at Azul Systems. In addition to his responsibilities as Product Manager for the Zing JVM and the associated Zing Vision monitoring product, he contributes his expertise to the Marketing department, including helping to craft and tell our story to enthusiastic audiences.

Hank has a long history explaining and helping developers to make best use of software technologies. He started on minicomputers in the late 70s, moved briefly to Lisp Machines in the 80s, and then settled into Unix-based workstations and servers. He wrote extensively about development languages and tools for Sun and SGI, and then evangelized Java for both embedded and large scale grid computing applications. He has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Rochester Institute of Technology, a fact not overlooked by the Alumni Association during donation drives.

Pizza and Pop will be provided by Prithvi Catalytic.