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18:00 Networking, food, and drinks
18:30 Presentation
20:00 Beers!

Stuart Marks & Friends: Panel discussion on Project Amber (+more!)

2020-10-29 17:25 @ Online event – ,
29 attending

RESCHEDULED to Oct 29th:

(because some might want to watch the Presidential Debate)

In Collaboration with the Chicago Java Users Group (online!)


Join us as we welcome our special *distinguished* guest speaker, Stuart Marks – whom we all know as @DrDeprecator, to this show! Stuart will be leading a panel discussion with "friends":

Freddy Guime (SEAJUG co-organizer)
Bob Paulin (CJUG Board Chairman)

with Paul Nauman (CJUG Board) as the moderator.

Topics of discussion include: Project Amber, Serialization, Collections… etc, and even "fun stories" from Stuart.

We are inviting you all to chime in as well. This should be a very interactive and fun event as we are still celebrating the 25th birth year of Java!!


ABOUT Project Amber:


Stuart Marks (Twitter: @stuartmarks)

Stuart Marks works in Oracle's Java Platform Group on a variety of JDK
core libraries projects, including Collections, Lambda, and Streams. As his alter ego "Dr Deprecator" he also works on the Java SE deprecation mechanism. He has previously worked on JavaFX and Java ME at Sun Microsystems. He has over thirty years of software platform product development experience in the areas of window systems, interactive graphics, and mobile and embedded systems. Stuart holds a Master's degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.


Freddy Guime (Twitter: @fguime)

Freddy is a Principal Developer at Expedia. Always dealing with performance and usability he is always curious on how to make the overabundance of data useful for travelers, traders and consumers. Having worked with different technologies before has allowed him to come with solutions to rendering bottleneck problems. A Usability Guru, Freddy understands and bridges the concepts of high-throughput with usability within software.

He is also the author and maintainer of the, a podcast dedicated to tutorial topics in Java that covers everything from the use of the keyword volatile to the definition of beautiful code, also of, a java news podcast.


Bob Paulin (Twitter: @bobpaulin)

Bob Paulin is an independent consultant and speaker that has been developing open source software for the past 10 years. Bob has presented at large international conferences such as ApacheCon, Oracle Code One and Devnexus. He frequently shares his knowledge and opinions on the Java Pub House and Java Off Heap podcasts. Bob is actively involved in the Chicago developer community as a Chicago Java User Group Board Chair. Bob is a passionate member of the ASF and donates his time to Apache Felix and Apache Tika as a committer and PMC respectively. When not coding, Bob enjoys coaching football, robotics, and spending time with his wife and 4 kids.


Paul Nauman (Twitter: @JVMluv)

Paul is a field engineer for Azul Systems, helping Azul’s customers validate Azul’s products in their environments and maximize value from their use.


AGENDA (Pacific):

5:25pm Stream is starting / Social mingling on the chat channel

5:35pm CJUG Intro and Announcements

5:45pm Stuart's intro presentation

5:55pm Panel discussion starts

7:00/9:15pm Q&A + virtual drinks (yes, grab your favorite drinks and chat more!)

7:30pm or until the last person leaves


The Seattle Java User’s group has been meeting since the mid-90s in the Seattle and Eastside area. It is geared towards topics related to the Java Virtual Machine and languages which run on it such as Java, etc. You can find us on

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, please contact Nimret Sandhu.

Chair: Nimret Sandhu
Leadership Team: Samantha Berk, Freddy Guime, Ben Garnaat, Jonatan Ivanov
Founder: Jayson Raymond