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[WebDev] What is Kotlin and why should you use it. With live coding demo.

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Spaces Reading

9 Greyfriars Road · Reading

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https://www.spacesworks.com/reading/greyfriars-road/

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We promised a Kotlin evening and we're finally delivering it. Ruslan Zaharov a self-confessed Kotlin Konvert will be hosting the session and taking us through his experiences with the language.

Agenda:
- What is Kotlin and why should you use it.
- Live demo for a small but real project written in Kotlin

Abstract:
Kotlin is gaining popularity after its bright debut in the Android ecosystem. As it attracts more attention, it is possible to find it not only in the mature world of the JVM, but also in some very different ecosystems such as Javascript and Native.
In this talk, Ruslan is going to introduce the kool Kotlin features and how they allow writing less error-prone, more concise and most importantly - maintainable kode. During his live coding session, he will demonstrate how to build a basic but real service, embracing some of the most compelling features of the language

Bio:
Mainly working in startups holding CTO/team lead positions. Ruslan has been working in software development for more than 10 years and has gained a lot of experience in various technologies. Through his day job and many side projects he has built Android apps, websites, tooling, bots, scrapers and data processors. Obsessed with types but pragmatic, he advocates concise, strict, business-efficient code whilst applying a lean software development approach.

Agenda:
18:30 Food and networking
19:00 - 20:00 : What is Kotlin and why should you use it.
20:00 - 21:00 : Live demo for a small but real project written in Kotlin