2019 Sept - Hazelcast Neil Stevenson

Our second event of September sees Hazelcast's Neil Stevenson make his debut at the West Midlands Java User Group to review the popular open-source in-memory technology Hazelcast. Expect football, cats and the odd bit of Java code!

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At this event, we will be giving away a free Voxxed Days Microservices conference and workshop taking place in Paris October 21-23. The ticket is worth 840 euro!

You need to be at the WM-JUG event to be in with a chance to get your hands on this fabulous prize - our developer-only event takes place at 19:00 on Monday 16th September in Birmingham city centre.

Booking Notes

Please respect that seats are in demand. Please check your schedule BEFORE booking a seat. We do not have the resources to back-fill cancellations. Do NOT take a seat unless you are 100% sure you can attend.

Only registrations through this page will be guaranteed a seat. We reserve the right to cancel your booking if you are not the intended audience.


Additional Information

Session Abstracts

18:30 - Caching is only the start, time to add the next shiny thing

. In this talk of two halves, Hazelcast's Neil Stevenson will review the popular open-source in-memory technology Hazelcast.

In fact, we'll see that using in-memory techniques only for caching is legacy thinking, and instead, we shall see why and how to view it more productively. So really this will be a talk about data grids, how you connect them to legacy and modern applications, deploy them in the cloud, and get them to provide real value.

Football and cats may make an appearance, in addition to some Java code, you can download to try for yourself.


About Neil

Neil is a solution architect for Hazelcast®, the industry's most comprehensive in-memory computing platform. In more than 25 years of work in IT, Neil has designed, developed and debugged a number of software systems for companies large and small.

Find him on Twitter @hazelcast

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.

Aside from our website WM-JUG.org, we can also be found on your favourite social networks. LinkedIn / Facebook / Twitter

WM-JUG Partners


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