Hi folks, the inaugural Kotlin User Group event will take place on 26th March 2019 in the Danske Bank/Catalyst Hub, Donegall Square West.
The event will feature 2 speakers - Gareth Fleming and Dmitry Kandalov - both of whom will be live-coding simple games from scratch.
Gareth's talk is aimed at developers hoping to make the transition from Java to the wonderful world of Koltin. Dmitry will be writing a fully-working game of Snake in less than an hour of pure Kotlin + IntelliJ awesomeness.
For anyone working in Java this will be a great opportunity to see the conciseness, power, elegance, and safety of Kotlin in anger. The presentations will be fast paced so fasten your seat belts. But, if you have any kind of background in Java, C# or similar, then all will be good.
Gareth is an independent programmer and educator, who works with client's on a variety of projects. He has been using Kotlin for over 4 years, and has spoken at a number of software conferences over the years.
Dmitry has been programming and trying to get better at it since DOS times. He is currently working with Java and JVM languages, including Kotlin. Dmitry regularly live-codes at software conferences across the globe.
Food is very kindly being provided by Shopkeep (https://shopkeep.com
- thank you folks!). Instil (https://instil.co) are providing the drinks. We look forward to seeing you there.