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There are many changes in the Java language aiming to reduce boilerplate and make the language more straightforward and attractive to new developers. This talk will cover recent features by live refactoring an application to the newest Java version. You will learn the benefits and applicability of new features while writing a more readable code.


Chandra has been a regular attendee and frequent contributor of the Garden State Java User Group since March 2018.

He is a technologist in the financial services industry since 2003 and is programming with Java since 1998. Chandra was selected as Java Champion in March 2019. He is a Java User Group (JUG) Leader, and helps run one of the largest Java user groups, NYJavaSIG and a founder-leader at the Garden State JUG.

Chandra conducts code workshops and Code Katas on core Java features. He is a frequent speaker at Java user groups, and technology conferences including Oracle CodeOne, Oracle Code NY, QCon New York, Devnexus, DawsCon and GIDS India. Chandra holds a Bachelor’s degree in Technology, Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Sri Venkateswara University.

For more detailed information about Chandra, please visit his personal web site,

Chandra Guntur