April Meeting

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Our next meeting will be Tuesday, April 18, 2017.
Doors open @ 6:30 PM,
Meeting begins @ 7:00 PM

Speaker: Paul Webber
Speaking On: Java 9: Exploring New Features


Speaker: Jeff Sparkman
Speaking On: New Tools for STEM, Cyber, and Makers


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6:30 -

Equipment setup and mixer - Food Provided by: Amazon Prime Now

7:00 -

Meeting begins, announcements

7:15 -

Speaker: Jeff Sparkman

7:50 -

Short Break

8:00 -

Speaker: Paul Webber

9:00 -

Drawings - final announcements Meeting Ends, tear down, mixer

9:30 -

Official Stop

Speaker: Paul Webber

Title: Java 9: Exploring New Features

Abstract: Java 9 is now in the second phase of the ramp down process with the General Availability date of July 27, 2017. Java 9 has over 90 Java enhancement proposals (JEPs) that are available in the JDK 9 early access. Let’s explore some of the new features of Java 9.

Speaker Bio: Paul has been involved the software industry for over 25 years programming in languages such as SmallTalk, C++, Java, and Android. He has worked in many domains in the San Diego area with a strong interest in Agile Development practices. He has been involved in several volunteer organizations such as the Boy Scouts of America, Botball and The League of Amazing Programmers; giving back to the community. Paul has been the President of the SDJUG since 2001 actively coordinating the monthly meetings. Currently he is working at ResMed, a company committed to changing lives with every breath by treating sleep disordered breathing.

Speaker: Jeff Sparkman

Title: New Tools for STEM, Cyber, and Makers

Abstract: Every day we hear about more cyber vulnerabilities and attacks. Many of our systems and devices are based on C and flavors of unix, developed more than 40 years ago. This session describes a proof of concept that executes Java source code directly on hardware. The objective is to provide an environment for students and makers to explore embedded programming with a more cyber secure language.

Speaker Bio: Most of Jeff Sparkman’s experience has been with DoD programs: missile defense, vetronics, and avionics. In many cases, he has implemented interfaces via CORBA, publish/subscribe, or various message sets. He has worked in a variety of languages including Java, C#, C, C++, Ada, and assembly. Recently, he became interested in cyber security and is a Java GIAC Secure Software Programmer. He prefers to work with strongly typed languages and small reusable components.

Company Bio: Locke Labs is researching and developing new approaches to secure and embedded software to yield: fewer vulnerabilities, higher parallelism, deterministic execution, and rapid innovation.

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