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Introducing a GeekOut Rockstar: Lukas Eder


Lukas Eder is the founder and CEO of Data Geekery GmbH, located in Zurich, Switzerland. His company sells database products and services around Java and SQL since 2013. Ever since Lukas’ Master’s studies at EPFL in 2006, he has been fascinated by the interaction of Java and SQL. During most of this experience he has obtained in the Swiss E-Banking field through various variants (JDBC, Hibernate, mostly with Oracle). He is happy to share this knowledge at various conferences, JUGs, in-house presentations and on his blog. You can find Lukas’ conference and JUG talk schedule here:

We caught up with him recently:

SM: Hey Lukas, good to speak with you! Have you ever been to Estonia/Tallinn before? If yes, What were your memories? If No, what are your expectations?

LE: Yes, I was speaking at Topconf in November 2013. Tallinn has struck me as extraordinarily beautiful. I’m thrilled to be back here again, in Summer, this time!

SM: What sessions are you giving at GeekOut and what are they about?

LE: I am giving the session about jOOQ, a novel approach to writing SQL in Java by using a typesafe fluent API that makes SQL a first-class citizen in Java. SQL aficionados will love it, and the others will become SQL aficionados.

SM: What sessions are you looking forward to attend?

LE: Erik Meijer’s opening session, of course. His work has inspired a whole generation of .NET developers and will hopefully continue to inspire people interested in programming languages – like myself.

I’m also curious about Venkat Subramaniam’s “Reactive Programming” session. The topic is hot and hearing it from such a famous man is great.

SM: What made you select GeekOut as a conference to attend/speak at?

LE: Tallinn is great, the lineup is awesome, and we’re “Data Geekery”. We simply must attend at GeekOut!

You can catch Lukas’ session on Friday 13th June at 16:30 – jOOQ: Get Back in Control of Your SQL