Kotlin/Everywhere - Frontend to Backend and Mobile In-between

GDG Belfast
Tue, Sep 10, 2019, 6:00 PM (BST)

About this event

It’s our first Google Developer Group / Kotlin User Group crossover event!

Join us at the Oh Yeah Music Centre for our first Kotlin/Everywhere event, where we are going to show how we can use Kotlin to write for the full stack.

Opening the evening, Garth Gilmour will demonstrate Kotlin targeting JavaScript, providing the ability to write to the browser.

With the declaration at Google I/O that “Android development will become increasingly Kotlin-first”, Gareth Fleming will give an overview as to why “If you’re starting a new project, you should write it in Kotlin”.

Next, come watch a back end engineer that has successfully managed to avoid the JVM for 20 years, set down Go and investigate a whole new world. Simon Hewitt will give his impressions of writing Kotlin for back end services. Spoiler, he didn’t hate it.

Finally, Richard Gibson will show that Kotlin is not just everywhere, but it’s also here and now as he talks about and demonstrates the new product he and a team has built written entirely in Kotlin

The event is sponsored by Instil (https://instil.co) and Jetbrains (https://jetbrains.com)

6:[masked] - arrival and food (Boojums)
6.45 - 7:00 - intro and welcome
7:00 - 7.30 - Speaker 1 - Garth Gilmour
7.30 - 8:00 - Speaker 2 - Gareth Fleming
8:[masked] - Speaker 3 - Simon Hewitt
8.30 - 9:00 - Speaker 4 - Richard Gibson