Skip to content

Workshop: Web frontend programming with KotlinJS

Photo of
Hosted By
Christoph L. and Rainer K.
Workshop: Web frontend programming with KotlinJS


Kotlin for Javascript promises Code Reusability between backend, frontend and apps. At this event we are going to look at what is possible, what is promised and what we are actually able to pull off.

Deviating from our usual format this meetup is going to be a workshop / self help group.

We will work on how to compile Kotlin to JS and how to integrate it in a static HTML Website. This is actually quite straightforward.
Then we will try - and unfortunately probably fail - to integrate our newly generated JS into a React JS Application.

Please bring your own laptop to be able to participate. We will share the source code via Github.

The talk is aimed at Kotlin beginners and frontend developers who want to get their feet wet with Kotlin. Beginners Knowledge of Kotlin, Gradle, Node, and React is helpful but not mandatory


Thanks to Tsetinis Software GmbH for hosting and supporting us. Check them out at


19:00 - 19:20: Open Doors
19:20 - 19:30: Welcome, Introduction, Meetup News and Housekeeping, Sponsor Messages
19:30 - 19:45: Community Interview
19:45 - 20:30: Workshop
20:30 Pizza, beer, and conversations

Speaker Bio:

Rainer Kern is a Software Architect and Kotlin enthusiast from Vienna with 15 Years of professional experience in the Java ecosystem - two of them spent mainly in Kotlin.

Apart from his work as a software architecture consultant and engineer specialised on SAAS Backends, Rainer is also engaged as a lector at the SAE University in Vienna and co-organiser of the Vienna Kotlin Meetup, Author of a number of software engineering classes and several software engineering related talks as well as contributor to two Kotlin libraries on Github.

Rainer was born 1984 in Vienna, Austria. He studied Business Informatics at the Vienna University of Technology and IT-Project Management at the Polytechnical University of Catalonia in Barcelona. He has lived in Barcelona, Munich, Zurich and his home town Vienna.

Am Heumarkt 11 · Wien, La