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DAWSCON Montreal at Dawson College on January 11, 2019 from 8:30 AM till 5:00 PM

Dawson College will again be hosting its free one day software conference in Montreal, formerly called NetBeans Day, and now called DAWSCON. This conference is bringing speakers from the US, the EU and Montreal to speak to students and developers on a wide range of topics concerning software development. You chose to be a programmer and one of the commitments this entails is to life long learning. DAWSCON is the ideal place to start or continue!

The event is free to attend (with refreshments) and targeted at students, professional software developers and anyone with a general curiosity.

You can look forward to:

  • Demo-oriented sessions, with as few slides as possible. Lots of code!
  • Many useful takeaways and practical tips and tricks.
  • Sessions for desktop, server and beyond using Java and non-Java languages.
  • Lots of opportunities to speak to fellow developers and users.

DAWSCON, au College Dawson, le 11 janvier 2019, de 8h30 a 17h00.

Le collège sera à nouveau l’hôte de sa conférence gratuite à Montréal ; elle s’appelait NetBeans Day, et maintenant a pour nom DAWSCON. Elle permettra d’entendre des présentateurs des USA, d’Europe et de Montréal partager leur vue du développement logiciel, et de ses multiples aspects. Vous êtes un programmeur, et vous apprenez tous les jours ? Alors cette conférence est faite pour vous !

Cet événement est gratuit (des rafraichissements seront servis), et nous invitons les étudiants, les développeurs de logiciel, et tous ceux qui sont curieux.

Attendez-vous a :

  • Des sessions d’exemples : pas, ou presque de ‘diapos’
  • Des tonnes de recettes, de solutions pratiques
  • Des sessions pour serveurs, pour ordinateur, en Java, ou d’autres langages
  • Des rencontres avec des développeurs, des étudiants


Our schedule for the day will be ready soon but for now here are this year’s speakers:

L’agenda du jour sera bientôt prêt, et voilà déjà les la liste des présentations de cette année.

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Speakers / Conférenciers

Venkat Subramaniam

President, Agile Developer, Inc., Java Champion, JavaOne Rockstar

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of, and an instructional professor at the University of Houston. He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with sustainable agile practices on their software projects. Venkat is a (co)author of multiple technical books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. You can find a list of his books at

Josh Long

Josh is a Spring Developer Advocate at Pivotal. Josh is a Java Champion, author of 5 books (including O’Reilly’s upcoming “Cloud Native Java: Designing Resilient Systems with Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, and Cloud Foundry”) and 3 best-selling video trainings (including “Building Microservices with Spring Boot Livelessons” w/ Phil Webb), and an open-source contributor (Spring Boot, Spring Integration, Spring Cloud, Activiti and Vaadin).


Henri Tremblay

Java Champion

Henri Tremblay est le seul Java Champion au Québec. Il dirige les projets à sources ouvertes EasyMock et Objenesis. Il est aussi l’un des contributeurs d’Ehcache. Quand il était jeune, il a développé le mocking des classes et inventé le concept de mocking partiel. Il codait avec pragmatisme.

Il a été depuis développeurs, directeur technique, architecte d’entreprise, créateur d’entreprise, conférencier et expert en performance. Avec pragmatisme.

Il aime l’optimisation et la productivité. En Java et en général. Il essaie d’être utile. Il est pragmatique.

Henri Tremblay is Java Champion. He leads EasyMock and Objenesis and contributes to Ehcache open source projects. When he was young, he made popular class mocking, invented partial mocking and was coding with pragmatism.

He has been developer, CTO, software architect, enterprise architect, startup founder, teacher and performance expert. With pragmatism.

He loves optimization and productivity. In Java and in general. He tries to be useful. He is pragmatic.


Pratik Patel

Pratik Patel wrote the first book on ‘enterprise Java’ in 1996, “Java Database Programming with JDBC.” He is a Java Champion but codes in almost every language, except Perl. Pratik holds a master’s in Biomedical Engineering from UNC, has worked in places such as New York, London, and Hong Kong, and currently lives in Atlanta, GA.


Mary Grygleski

Mary is currently a Java Developer Advocate for IBM’s Digital Business Group, specializing in Reactive Java systems. She has been riding the software tech waves since 1989, starting with Unix and C, then set sail for Java, open source, and web in the new Millennium, and now venturing into reactive, mobile, and the DevOps space. In her previous incarnations, she worked for several technology product companies in the Route 128 Boston Technology Corridor as well the San Francisco Bay Area. She now resides in the Greater Chicago area, and is an Executive Board member and the Director of Meetings for the Chicago Java Users Group (CJUG). Mary continues to be amazed by how software innovations can dramatically transform our lives. She can’t wait to see what the next tech wave will be like.


Billy Korando

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 initation, deployment, testing and validation, and so on through automation and good management practices. Outside of work Billy enjoy traveling, playing kickball, and having his heartbroken by cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs.


Félix Roberge


Simon Martinelli

Simon Martinelli is a passionate Java, performance optimization and application integration expert with more than 23 years of experience creating efficient programming solutions as a developer, architect, and technical lead.

An active member of the Java community process, he has made key contributions to JSR-352 Batch Applications, JSR-354 Money, and Currency API.

In addition to coaching and teaching clients to optimize IT functions within business environments, he has been an Adjunct Professor at Berne University of Applied Science in Switzerland since 2007.


Markus Eisele

Markus is a Java Champion, former Java EE Expert Group member, founder of JavaLand, reputed speaker at Java conferences around the world, and a very well known figure in the Enterprise Java world.

With more than 16 years of professional experience in the industry, he designed and developed large Enterprise grade applications for Fortune

500 companies. As an experienced team lead and architect, he helped implement some of the largest integration projects in automotive, finance and insurance companies.

More than 12 years of international speaking experience and 5 years in developer advocacy with a strong focus on Java platforms helped him build a large network of professionals and influencers.

He is an O’Reilly author and helped with technical reviews of more than 10 books about technologies he cares for. He published more than 100 articles in various IT publications over the last 10 years.


Hrishikesh Kanabar & Kevin Huang

Hrishikesh Kanabar

Hrishikesh is passionate about Java, cloud technologies and artificial intelligence. He is currently working as solution designer at “Deloitte Inc.” in Montreal. He has great contributed to and worked with I.O.T, Cloud, and Artificial Intelligence. He is proficient with projects related to cloud hosting applications, deployment in the cloud, automation and management practices.

Kevin Huang

Kevin is a Solution Developer at Deloitte’s Canadian Development Center. He loves to combine his technical background with his business knowledge to come up with solutions to real life problems.

Presentation: Cloud Technologies: Introduction to the cloud and the application of cloud servers and web technologies


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Dawson College is across the street from the Alexis Nihon Plaza where you will find a food court that caters to most tastes. Dawson is easy to get to as there is an entrance from the Atwater Metro station.

Le College Dawson se situe en face da la place Alexis Nihon, ou se trouvent des services de restaurations rapides de toute sortes. Il existe un entrée directe au collège depuis la station de métro Atwater.

Last Modified: November 8, 2018