Another speaker for Maritime DevCon 2017 you have to get to know is Michael Easter. Michael is a software developer based in Charlottetown, PEI. Michael has experience in several domains, including library science, microbiology, and digital signage. His interests include: languages on the JVM, continuous delivery, and open data.

He has written articles for No Fluff Just Stuff (NFJS) magazine, and OCI Software Engineering Tech Trends (SETT). He has presented at NFJS, Maritime DevCon 2016, and the Lambda Lounge user group in St. Louis, Missouri. He is co-organizer of both PEI Developers and the PEI Open Data Book Club, and frequently presents for these groups.

So Michael, if you were a programming language or technology, which one would you be and why?

APL ! If only we could be as clever, unique, and uncompromisingly weird.

What do you like best about Maritime DevCon?

Passionate developers who eagerly spend a late-spring Saturday indoors, sharing knowledge and good cheer. These are my people.

Why do you feel your session, Java 9 Modules For Busy Developers, would bring value to Maritime DevCon attendees?

Java 9 is due in summer 2017 and will have a large impact on the Java ecosystem. Project Jigsaw, in particular, is a big deal that has been cooking for 10 years.

What is the key take away attendees will get from your session Java 9 Modules For Busy Developers?

(a) old Java code will still work with Java 9
(b) Project Jigsaw brings an entirely new dimension to packaging Java code

Thanks for joining us to present Michael!

If you would like to attend Michael’s session, make sure you’ve downloaded the Maritime DevCon app from the iTunes Store or Google Play. You can also view the schedule here.