Java 8 Streams, a how-to workshop


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Anonymous at 15:25 on 20 Jul 2016

This workshop covered the basics of Streams really well. You gave some really good, easy to understand examples of how and when to use streams, as well as some insight as to why java 8 introduced a more "functional" programming syntax with Lambdas and Streams.

Looking through the github project after the fact, it looks like there is quite a bit more than what was able to be talked about, my guess is this likely should have been a 1.5 hour long workshop rather than ~45 minutes.

The only thing I can think that might be a good idea to possibly think about for future presentations is how questions were posed to the attendees. I can't remember the exact questions that were asked, but they were very specific (almost like testing someone's knowledge of java). Generally these types of questions lead to only one or two people answering (or no one at all in some cases), because no one really wants to be wrong in front of 20-30+ other people. It might be a good idea to take a different approach to interacting with attendee's, or change up some of the questions.

Other than that, it was a really great and informative presentation that felt well prepared.