Kenneth Kousen

Kenneth Kousen

Founder, KousenIT | Connecticut, United States

Ken Kousen is a Java Champion, Oracle Groundbreaker Ambassador, and a Grails Rock Star. He is the author of the O'Reilly books “Kotlin Cookbook”, “Modern Java Recipes”, and “Gradle Recipes for Android”, and the Manning book “Making Java Groovy”. He also has recorded over a dozen video courses for the O'Reilly Learning Platform, covering topics related to Android, Spring, Java, Groovy, Grails, and Gradle.

In 2013, 2016, and 2017 he won a JavaOne Rockstar award. His academic background include BS degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics from M.I.T., an MA and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Princeton, and an MS in Computer Science from R.P.I. He is currently President of Kousen IT, Inc., based in Connecticut.

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All Sessions by Kenneth Kousen

50 mins
Java Testing Skills with JUnit 5, Mockito 3, and More

The fundamental testing libraries in Java have undergone complete redesigns in the past few years. JUnit 5 redesigns the most...

50 mins
Latest Java Best Practices

Java is now on a six-month release schedule, with new features being added all the time. This talk summarizes the...

180 mins
Functional Modern Java

Java is now on a six-month release schedule, with new features being added all the time. This workshop will show...

50 mins
Groovy 3: All The Major New Features

Groovy 3 represents the biggest update to the Groovy programming language in years. The move to the Parrot Parser allows...

50 mins
Kotlin: Coroutines And More

This talk will examine features of Kotlin at a greater depth than most tutorials. Coroutines – the most popular feature...

180 mins
Kotlin Basics and Beyond Workshop

Kotlin is the definitive language for Android development, but it can be used anywhere a Java Virtual Machine is available....

50 mins
Mental Bookmarks and the Fractal Nature of Success

Good discussions are supposed to diverge from their intended path. Free association is a feature, not a bug, and helps...

180 mins
Beyond Managing Your Manager

The deep-dive workshop presents why conflicts with your manager are inevitable based on differences in priorities and perspectives, and how...