The May 2018 ACGNJ Java Users Group meeting featured guest speaker, Guntur Chandra , director at BNY Mellon , organizer/presenter at the NYJavaSIG , and co-chair of the NYJavaSIG Hands-On Workshop. He presented " Garbage Collection - The Journey until Java 11 ." Chandra provided a comprehensive overview of garbage collection (GC) in the Java programming language including various patterns and algorithms, logging, and performance. He also provided a sneak peek into what's on the horizon for GCs in Java 11. You can find Chandra's presentation here .