Speaker Details

Venkat Subramaniam
Agile Developer, Inc.

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an instructional professor at the University of Houston, and the creator of the dev2next conference.

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 https://www.agiledeveloper.com. You can reach him by email at venkats@agiledeveloper.com or on twitter at @venkat_s.

What's Looming in Spring?
Conference (INTERMEDIATE level)
With Java 21 supporting Virtual Threads as part of the Project Loom initiative, developers can see a direct impact on scaling their servers with little effort. What better way to realize this than seeing the power of virtual threads in action in one of the most popular and highly used frameworks? In this talk, Dr. Venkat Subramaniam and Josh Long will discuss the power of virtual threads and illustrate how your services implemented on top of Spring Boot will directly reap the benefits.
Effecting Change — The Art of Leading Teams
Conference (ADVANCED level)
As leaders we want our teams to pursue great ideas and change directions to realize the goals. However, often we find it hard to implement changes. At times there seems to be resistance or at least reluctance to change. Why can't the team see the benefits of where we're headed and move fast to realize the goals? Let's step back to look at the challenges of effecting change and how we can lead teams towards successful transition.