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Spaces Summit mix: API Testing, Kotlin and Organizing your own tech conference!

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At bol.com we think knowledge sharing is key, that's why we organised our own internal IT Conference! All IT disciplines were represented during a day of inspiring talks. With this meetup we give you an inside look with a cross section of the talks given during our conference:

First Mary Gouseti will tell you how to organise a conference in 80 days;
In the second talk Carla de Groot will tell you how to test your REST Api's with the Karate framework;
Our last talk will be for the backend developers among us, about Kotlin.

Schedule:
17:30 : Doors open + diner
18:30 : Talk #1– Mary
19:15 : Break
19:30 : Talk # 2– Carla
20:00: Break
20:15 : Talk #3 – Nikola
21:00 : Closing drink

Talk #1 Mary Gouseti
Organizing a conference in 80 days

Do you also have the lust to go to conferences?
Should I even ask, of course you do! It's the best place to meet people, exchange ideas, get inspired, it's just awesome! There are conferences for everyone and any topic.
If you are still doubting just look at the number of conferences around IT! Is it academia? Is it the industry? Or even just a product? You name it, if it's significant enough it has a conference.

Let me take you on an amazing trip, organizing a conference in 80, ok lets make it 90, days!
I mean, people travelled around the world in less, it should be possible. Would you be up for the challenge?

Talk #2: Carla de Groot
Wax on, wax off
Are you looking for the best framework fit for API testing? Look no further. I already did this for you.
As your sensei, I'll give you a solid base for your first kata in Karate so you can further master the art of API testing.

Talk #3: Nikola Lucic
Best painkiller for Java headache

"Wow! Do we really need all this code?!"
-- anyone looking at Java code

Yep... so let's not do that again!

Introducing to you, the relief to your java headache: Kotlin.
Kotlin makes your code concise and beautiful.
Never have a NullPointerException again, and use collections as they are meant the be used!
All that while still running your code on the JVM!

This, and more, will convince you to use Kotlin, in this live coding session.