The “No Fluff Just Stuff” Java / JVM software symposium brings nationally recognized software architects, authors and speakers to Bloomington, Minnesota March 4 – 6, 2016. The event also features Minneapolis-based trainers, technologist Michael Carducci and Nathanial T. Schutta.

(Minneapolis, MN) A training event for Java developers will feature over 60 sessions that will train developers on the latest languages, tools, and techniques for developing with the JVM, the web, databases, and mobile applications.

The “No Fluff Just Stuff” Software Symposium is scheduled for March 4 – 6, 2016 at the Hilton Bloomington in Bloomington, Minnesota. Registration details are available online at NoFluffJustStuff.com. The conference, which begins at noon on Friday and ends at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, is expected to attract hundreds of Java developers and software architects from Minneapolis, St. Paul, and surrounding cities.

Topics include programming languages Java 8, Groovy, Clojure, AngularJS, JavaScript, Scala and HTML 5, and implementation tools, automation tools, and programming concepts such as continuous delivery and agility. Also on the schedule are sessions on JVM internals, web application security, microservice architectures; mobile applications, including talks on Android, iOS, and Mobile HTML, and more.

The Minneapolis stop will include training by technologist and professional mentalist Michael Carducci, plus sessions by the University of Minnesota’s Nathaniel Schutta, an author and software architect. Registration includes an all-access pass, breakfast, lunch and snacks, session materials, an annual subscription to “NFJS: The Magazine,” an NFJS backpack and t-shirt, free wifi access, and prize giveaways. Special hotel rates and group discounts are available. Visit NoFluffJustStuff.com for complete details.

Speakers scheduled to appear at the event include:

Danny Brian, a designer, author, architect and mentor who got his programming start as a backend developer. In his “true calling” as a front-end developer, Danny has worked as a designer, Flash developer, an4d application architect. Today Danny’s projects include mobile game development with both HTML5 and the Unity platform.

Michael Carducci A Java developer and technologist from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Michael Carducci has developed a CRM for the entertainment industry that launches later this year. In his capacity as a professional mentalist, Carducci has already made several predictions that will be revealed at the event.

Neal Ford is the Director and Software Architect at ThoughtWorks, a global IT consultancy. He is also the designer and developer of applications, instructional materials, magazine articles, video presentations, and author of six books, including “The Productive Programmer.”

Raju Gandhi is a Raju Gandhi is a Java/Ruby/Clojure developer who has been writing software in several industries including education, finance, construction and the manufacturing sector. He’ll present on ECMAScript.next (ECMAScript 6) and Angular JS development.

Mark Richards As a software architect, Mark has been involved in the architecture, design, and implementation of microservices architectures, service-oriented architectures, and distributed systems in J2EE and other technologies, and is the author of the definitive book “Software Architecture Fundamentals.”

Nathaniel Schutta is a software architect and adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota focused on mobile and making usable applications. He is the author of two books on Ajax, and co-author of the book “Presentation Patterns” with Neal Ford and Matthew McCullough.

Ken Sipe A top-ranked NFJS speaker, architect and web application security expert, Ken’s current focus is on enterprise system automation and continuous delivery systems. He is a regular speaker with NFJS where he is best known for his architecture and security hacking talks.

Brian Sletten is a forward-leaning software engineer who focuses on web architecture, resource-oriented computing, social networking, the Semantic Web, data science, 3D graphics, visualization, scalable systems, security consulting and other technologies.

Matt Stine, A 15-year veteran of the enterprise IT industry, Matt is the author of “Migrating to Cloud-Native Application Architectures” from O’Reilly. on lean and agile software development methodologies, DevOps, architectural principles, patterns and practices, and supporting microservices architectures with Cloud Foundry and Spring.

Craig Walls, author of “Spring in Action” and “Spring Boot in Action,” is a senior engineer with Pivotal as the Spring Social project lead. He’s a zealous promoter of the Spring Framework at local user groups and conferences.

About Java
Originally released by Sun Microsystems in 1995, Java is a platform-independent, object-oriented open-source programming language that is used by an estimated nine million developers worldwide, making it the most popular programming language in use today. All Android smartphone apps are written in Java, and Java is also commonly used in e-commerce and other web applications.

About the The No Fluff, Just Stuff Java symposium series
Launched in 2001, the No Fluff Just Stuff Software Symposium Tour has delivered over 360 Java training events with over 60,000 attendees. NFJS is known for its attendee-centric approach, excellent speakers and technically rich presentations which cover the latest trends within the Java/JVM ecosystem and Agility space.


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