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PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF JAVA! OWN YOUR CAREER!

Ready to own your Java Developer Career? Except for answering the aforementioned questions, this meetup will help you make the best out of your career! Besides this, we will discuss what's next in Java!

Events agenda (May 16th at LINKIT HQ)
17:30 - Doors open. Food & Drinks provided 🥘 🍹
18:30 – Java Developer Career - Own IT by Thodoris Bais working at ABN AMRO
19:15 – short break
19:30 – Past, Present and Future of Java by Rodrigo Soares working at LINKIT
20:15 – Laughing, networking and drinks until someone kicks us out!

**Java Developer Career - Own IT**
Nowadays Java is the most used programming language when it comes to enterprise software applications. The latter implies that the market for Java Software Engineers is quite big, so there are always quite a few opportunities for all levels of expertise.However, when a market is big it means it's always not that easy to find good Engineers; because in the end, this is what companies want: exceptional Engineers.Are you happy enough with your current position? Do you often find yourself in dilemmas like "am I doing the right thing?", "should I change something?", "how can I improve my skills?", "how could I be seen as a strong technical person?" ?Except for answering the aforementioned questions, this session will actually help you to:- market yourself as you never did before- drive your career in the direction you want- keep being motivated to become better and better- improve your productivity- take the right decisions at the right time

Biography Thodoris Bais
Thodoris is an Agile Coach and Scrum Master for a big bank and contributes to the prosperity of the (software) community in many ways. He is the Founder & Leader of Utrecht Java User Group, which counts more than 2000 members and 30 meetups in only 3 years and has hosted exceptional speakers (where among others, James Gosling and Uncle Bob). Besides, he serves coderetreat.org as a Board Member and helps new communities in making their first steps. Thodoris Bais serves the Expert Group of JSR-385 (Unit-API) and has been giving Leadership trainings to small groups of individuals for the past 2 years. Previously: 5 years of Software Engineering, 2 years as a Technical Author (Java Code Geeks, Web Code Geeks, personal blog), Open-source contributor. His views are expressed via his Twitter handle @thodorisbais

**Past, Present and Future of Java**
Java is being around for more than 20 years, and a lot of things has changed on the market and in the platform until it first release.For the past 10 years java is being always on the top 5 languages adopt by the Software Engineer Community, what gives credibility but at the same time brings the necessity to move fast, incorporating new features, but keeping the support to legacy code.In this presentation we will:• Show the latest market numbers related with the Java language and it's importance to the current market• Do a quick review about Java history• Discuss the java license model• Discuss what we can expect for the next years

Biography Rodrigo Soares
Rodrigo is an LINKIT Java Squad Lead, with more than 10 years of experience in software development. He is passionate about building scalable web applications and API’s, especially following the Microservice Architecture. He helped large companies as KLM, Hewlett-Packard, Llodys, HSBC to build and ship their solutions.

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PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF JAVA! OWN YOUR CAREER!

Ready to own your Java Developer Career? Except for answering the aforementioned questions, this meetup will help you make the best out of your career! Besides this, we will discuss what's next in Java!

Events agenda (May 16th at LINKIT HQ)
17:30 - Doors open. Food & Drinks provided 🥘 🍹
18:30 – Java Developer Career - Own IT by Thodoris Bais working at ABN AMRO
19:15 – short break
19:30 – Past, Present and Future of Java by Rodrigo Soares working at LINKIT
20:15 – Laughing, networking and drinks until someone kicks us out!

**Java Developer Career - Own IT**
Nowadays Java is the most used programming language when it comes to enterprise software applications. The latter implies that the market for Java Software Engineers is quite big, so there are always quite a few opportunities for all levels of expertise.However, when a market is big it means it's always not that easy to find good Engineers; because in the end, this is what companies want: exceptional Engineers.Are you happy enough with your current position? Do you often find yourself in dilemmas like "am I doing the right thing?", "should I change something?", "how can I improve my skills?", "how could I be seen as a strong technical person?" ?Except for answering the aforementioned questions, this session will actually help you to:- market yourself as you never did before- drive your career in the direction you want- keep being motivated to become better and better- improve your productivity- take the right decisions at the right time

Biography Thodoris Bais
Thodoris is an Agile Coach and Scrum Master for a big bank and contributes to the prosperity of the (software) community in many ways. He is the Founder & Leader of Utrecht Java User Group, which counts more than 2000 members and 30 meetups in only 3 years and has hosted exceptional speakers (where among others, James Gosling and Uncle Bob). Besides, he serves coderetreat.org as a Board Member and helps new communities in making their first steps. Thodoris Bais serves the Expert Group of JSR-385 (Unit-API) and has been giving Leadership trainings to small groups of individuals for the past 2 years. Previously: 5 years of Software Engineering, 2 years as a Technical Author (Java Code Geeks, Web Code Geeks, personal blog), Open-source contributor. His views are expressed via his Twitter handle @thodorisbais

**Past, Present and Future of Java**
Java is being around for more than 20 years, and a lot of things has changed on the market and in the platform until it first release.For the past 10 years java is being always on the top 5 languages adopt by the Software Engineer Community, what gives credibility but at the same time brings the necessity to move fast, incorporating new features, but keeping the support to legacy code.In this presentation we will:• Show the latest market numbers related with the Java language and it's importance to the current market• Do a quick review about Java history• Discuss the java license model• Discuss what we can expect for the next years

Biography Rodrigo Soares
Rodrigo is an LINKIT Java Squad Lead, with more than 10 years of experience in software development. He is passionate about building scalable web applications and API’s, especially following the Microservice Architecture. He helped large companies as KLM, Hewlett-Packard, Llodys, HSBC to build and ship their solutions.