As every year, attends from Devoxx can vote for the best presentation and here is the list Devoxx 2016 Top 7 presentations.
Flying services with the drone by Krzysztof Kudrynshki and Blazej Kubiak
4,9 with 140 votes
Declarative Thinking, Declarative Practice by Kevlin Henney
4,7 with 146 votes
Make CSS Fun Again with Flexbox! by Hubert Sablonnière
4,7 with 103 votes
Reactive Programming by Venkat Subramaniam
4,7 with 207 votes
Twelve Ways to Make Code Suck Less by Venkat Subramaniam
4,7 with 289 votes
How Google DeepMind conquered the game of Go by Roy van Rijn
4,6 with 165 votes
Java Language and Platform Futures: A Sneak Peek by Brian Goetz
4,5 with 162 votes
Devoxx has yearly reached a very good quality as conference. Not just speakers that are the best on their field but also in the event organisation.
This year was not an exception to the rules and it was great. Of course there was a big problem to arrive in Kinepolis as Antwerp is having a lot of road works at the moment and around the facility was a disaster. Nothing that could be solved with some extra time in the bus stop or leaving home early.
Every year we have a main subject that is brought to Devoxx as second stream to the main Java theme and this year was Deep Learning. Just a remind that last year was the year of IoT.
Here a list of some of the presentation that took my attention:
Advanced Spring Data REST
by Oliver Gierke
Presentation of how to use Spring Data Rest using spring-restbucks. Youtube
Artificial Intelligence – the (near) future of software development
by Jedrzej Osinski
Artificial Intelligent as a Black Box. An explanation of what it is moving to AlphaGo and the Future. YouTube
Using Machine Learning to Enhance your Apps
by Sara Robinson and Mete Atam
An overview of Google Cloud Vision, Speech Recognition and Natural language API. YouTube
Optional – The Mother of All Bikesheds
by Stuart Marks
An excellent talk on how to use Optional in a good way. YouTube
Java Language and Platform Futures: A Sneak Peek
by Brian Goetz
Brian discussed some possible features to be added in the next Java releases. YouTube
You can find all presentations at Devoxx YouTube Channel.
The official release of Java 9 is scheduled to Q3/2017. So at this time next year JDK 9 may be out. That means a lot of discussion on new functionalities and of course the biggest one of them: Project Jigsaw with Java Modularisation.
Looking forward to it.