"Everyone is different, thankfully! We believe that those things that set us apart from one another, are a source of innovation and creativity.
Our mission is to inspire both female and male colleagues to be themselves and embrace gender diversity as the strength that it is and therefore we look forward to this collab with Girl Code! "
- Kim van Leeuwen

/// The World of Java ///

At this meetup we'll dive into the World of Java. Java is a high-level, class-based, object-oriented programming language used in the backend of software applications. Tonight we'll get a little insight in why our speakers chose to learn Java, what the best practices are when using Java and through a demo we'll see a few amazing things it can do.
This evening will be interesting for.. well everybody! For people who don't program yet, but are wondering if Java is the choice to choose. But also for Java Juniors to Seniors as it will refresh you on some basic best principles and you get to see an awesome demo of a project in your fave programming language. Oh, and also Girl Code is always the best place to meet other likeminded developers.

/// Program ///

17.45 | Walk in / dinner
18.30 | Intro Girl Code by Ineke Scheffers
18.35 | Intro Capgemini

18.40 | From Mechanical Engineer to Java Dev - Leonie Huizing
Leonie is Java developer at Capgemini, with a background in mechanical engineering. She is enthusiastic about the latest technologies. That's why she started automating her home seven years ago – from her robot vacuum that only vacuums at certain times and her curtains that open automatically at 7am, to her radio that turns on in the morning when she walks by and her electric car that charges on its own, but only when the sun shines on her solar panels. Leonie will share her experience about the career switch from mechanical engineer to software developer.

19.00 | Gang of Four In Java - Mina Tafreshi
Design pattern is a general reusable solution to a commonly occurring problem in software design. By using "Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software” book I will introduce design patterns, followed by the three categories of GOF Design Patterns.

19.20 | Don’t hard code when your code can be generated for you with OpenAPI - Ragna Gerretsen
You might not think it when you’re just starting out but developing in Java is much more than just writing code yourself. There are tons of useful tools out there that not only make your life easier, but they can also prevent bugs by generating code for you. I will give a demo of one of those tools called OpenAPI in a Java code base.

19.40 | Q&A with all speakers back on stage
20.00 - 21.00 | Drinks, snacks, mingle