Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 5:30:00 PM The Kansas City Public Library: Central Library 14 W 10th St, Kansas City, MO


The economics of the Cloud continues to dictate the need for radical changes to language runtimes. In this session learn about how OpenJDK with the Eclipse OpenJ9 JVM is leading the way in creating an enterprise strength, industry leading Java runtime that provides the operational characteristics most needed for Java applications running in the Cloud: efficient memory use, fast start-up, and releasing resources when idle. Whether deploying micro-services or more traditional Java applications the combination of OpenJDK with Eclipse OpenJ9 can help you reduce operational costs across the board.


Billy is a developer advocate with IBM and has over a decade of experience. Billy is passionate about finding ways to reduce mental capacity waste from tedious work; such as project initiation, deployment, testing and validation, and so on through automation and good management practices. Outside of work Billy enjoy traveling, playing kickball, and having his heart broken by cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs.

5:30 - food and mingle
6:00 - kickoff - open presentation
6:15 -? Meetup Keynote

Food will be provided by Kairos Recruiting.

The Meetup will be in the VAULT room in the KC Public Library - Central branch. It's available by taking the elevators down to the "V" floor.

Parking will be in the Garage to the immediate West of the library, or on the street. The library provides 1 hour of parking validation; we are currently looking into solutions for validation beyond that time.

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