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Cleveland, OH /

Java: Functionally Speaking

Tech Elevator 7100 Euclid Ave., Suite 140 , Cleveland, OH (map)

Tech Elevator is pleased to host Rebecca Sullivan who will present Java lambdas, and other aspects of "functional" Java.

In Rebecca's own words:

It’s been over 4 years since the release of Java 8, but writing in a functional style in Java might still feel foreign to the best of us. In this presentation, we’ll take a high-level look at the major features introduced that allow us to seamlessly take advantage of the functional paradigm, weigh the pros and cons of applying a functional approach, and walk through a few live examples to illustrate key points.

Intended Audience:

If you have been working in a version prior to 8 and are craving some new tools, or if you are totally new to functional programming in Java, this is for you. If you’re looking for a refresher on functional Java, you can also get a lot out of the talk. If you are a seasoned developer who uses these tools all day long, then this will likely be too slow for you.


Hi, I’m Rebecca Sullivan. I’m a software developer at Publicis.Sapient (a.k.a. Rosetta), a digital marketing agency in downtown Cleveland, where I work on custom CMS implementations. Before that, I worked at Hyland as part of their Custom Solutions Group, where I built custom integrations with their product, OnBase. An Atlanta native, I came to Cleveland originally to pursue a music performance degree. After transitioning to a business degree and eventually a job in marketing, I made a few developer friends and found out that the technical side of marketing was way more interesting to me. I decided to attend Tech Elevator and am extremely happy I did. The rest is history, and I continue to enjoy meeting people in the Cleveland tech community.


Tech Elevator is located inside the Baker Electric Building, Suite 140. Free parking will be available in the gated lot behind (south side) the building, accessible from East 71st Street. There is also a Health Line stop directly in front of the building at the corner of East 71st and Euclid Ave. Entrance is at the back of the building.


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