2019 Jul - Oleg Selajev / Oracle / GraalVM
Our July event sees saw lead developer advocate at Oracle Labs, and Java Champion Oleg Selajev, take a hop from his native Estonia to join us at the West Midlands Java User Group to share his knowledge of GraalVM, one of the most exciting things to emerge in the Java space since... well, sliced bread.
This developer-only event took place at 19:00 on Thursday 18th July in the Birmingham and Midland Institute.
To see upcoming events, check out wm-Jug.org
18:30 - GraalVM for Java Developers
In this session we'll talk about the performance boost you can get from running your code on GraalVM, look at the examples of running typical web-applications with it, enhancing them with code in other languages, creating native images for incredibly fast startup and low memory overhead for your services.
GraalVM offers you the opportunity to write the code in the language you want, and run the resulting program really fast.
Oleg Šelajev is a developer advocate for the Graal project at Oracle Labs, which aims to make programs run faster and developers more productive.
Previously, Oleg was a part-time lecturer at the University of Tartu and since then enjoys speaking, teaching, and participating in software conferences all over the world. He helps to organize VirtualJUG, the online Java User Group, and a GDG chapter in Tartu, Estonia.
In his spare time, he is pursuing a Ph.D. in dynamic system updates and code evolution.
In 2017 Oleg was awarded the coveted Java Champions title.
You can follow him on twitter at [@shelajev](https://twitter.com/shelajev
Refreshments courtesy of the WM-JUG Partners.
About the West Midlands Java User Group
West Midlands Java user group for Birmingham Area Java professionals, graduates, students and enthusiastic amateurs.
This is a group for Java developers to share knowledge and develop skills. We meet once a month for presentations, lectures and discussions.
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