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National Java Developer Training Conference Series Launches in Twin Cities March 4-6, Features Two Minneapolis-Based Speakers

The "No Fluff, Just Stuff" series of Java software symposiums launches its 2016 national tour in Bloomington MN, home of two of its speakers: technologist and mentalist Michael Carducci, and University of Minnesota adjunct professor and software architect Nathaniel T. Schutta.


Minneapolis, MN -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/22/2016 -- A national software symposium for Java developers scheduled at the Hilton Hotel in Bloomington March 4 - 6, 2016, will feature "soft skills" training by Minneapolis residents Michael Carducci and Nathaniel T. Schutta. The two will join eight additional nationally-recognized speakers for the event. Java is the computer programming language that is used to run everything from websites to Android smartphones.

Carducci, a former Java programmer, is a technologist and database strategist who uses aspects of his other career--mentalism and close-up magic--to train Java developers to "create solutions that seem impossible at first glance." Carducci will help Java coders learn to overcome obstacles, challenge their perceptions and tackle software development in new ways.

Java programming is about more than just coding, Carducci explains. "It's easy to believe that your job is to write code. But you actually add value to the organization as a problem-solver."

Schutta, an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota, is the co-author of "Presentation Patterns," a book aimed at ridding the world of bad PowerPoint presentations. He will train attendees on leading technical change, rewriting architectures, communication for software architects, and Agile, a programming framework.

The weekend training conference "attracts Java developers, programmers, IT managers and others responsible for creating applications with Java," explains its founder, Jay Zimmerman. "One of the key points of the "No Fluff, Just Stuff" Java Symposium Series is the high level of interaction between speaker and attendees at each conference," he adds. "We limit each local conference to 250 attendees, and we create an informal atmosphere where people can come together and discuss issues and learn from each other."

Now in its sixteenth year, the "No Fluff, Just Stuff" 24-city conference tour includes training on various Java frameworks, UI design, data security and encryption issues, software architecture, testing and deployment, mobile application development, and other Java programming topics.

For more information, visit or and click on the Minneapolis box in the Tour Schedule.

About Michael Carducci
An internationally recognized and award winning magician and mentalist, Michael Carducci has appeared in over one dozen countries across three continents. As a software developer, Carducci helped create a new CRM product for the entertainment industry that will launch in May of 2016.

About Nathaniel Schutta
A software architect and adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota, Nathanial is focused on mobile and making usable applications. He is the author of two books on Ajax and co-author of the book "Presentation Patterns" with Neal Ford and Matthew McCullough.