Venkat Subramaniam | Devoxx

Devoxx Ukraine 2018
from Friday 23 November to Saturday 24 November 2018.

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.

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Java is Free!


Licensing and Release Cycle

Exploring Coroutines in Kotlin


Coroutines have intrigued programmers for a long time. Some languages of the past implemented coroutines, but programmers using the mainstream languages of recent decades largely did not get much exposure to this programming construct. There's a resurgence of interest for coroutines and some serious work has been done in Kotlin to implement it. We'll take an example-oriented approach to learn about the benefits of coroutines and along the way explore this feature of Kotlin.

Don't Walk Away From Complexity, Run


We constantly hear that change should be affordable and cost effective. True, but, in reality, that is easily said than done. Complexity makes change hard. We can't shy away from the hard problems posed by domains and business needs. So, how can we solve complicated problems without getting dragged into the quagmire of what appears to be an inevitable complexity? In this keynote, an award winning author and software practitioner will share experiences and observations from working on multiple software projects, about what leads to complexities, the traps developers and organizations fall into, and what we can do to effectively deal with these common, recurring issues we see across domains and products.

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