[Partner Event] Why I Left Java for Kotlin

Online event - GDG Central Florida
Tue, Jul 21, 2020, 5:30 PM (EDT)

About this event

Event link: https://live.remo.co/e/why-i-left-java-for-kotlin

Ever since Kotlin was announced as an officially supported language for the Android platform in 2017, Sam has been writing 100% Kotlin code. He'll share the language features he's fallen in love with, the developer experience, and what's possible with Kotlin. He’ll also dive into non-Android use cases we use Kotlin, such as micro-services, processing streaming data, and more. Kotlin has been around since 2011, and has a quickly-evolving ecosystem that not only targets the Java Virtual Machine, but can also be compiled to Native or JavaScript. You’ll leave this talk knowing more about what Kotlin is, how to start using it in your project, and why you might never go back to using Java.

Speaker: Sam Edwards
Sam is a Google Developer Expert for Kotlin and Android, Distinguished Mobile Engineer at Capital One, co-organizer of Android Summit, and instructor at caster.io. Check out https://handstandsam.com where he shares tips and tricks about Kotlin, Android and software development.

Bonus topic: “Why I think the Kotlin DSL is cooler than Groovy"

Speaker: James Henderson
James co-leads GDG Silicon Beach which serves the developer community in the westside cities of Los Angeles county. By day, he is a Lead Android Engineer at Appetize Technologies focused on developer productivity and release engineering.

All times are Pacific Time (US)
2:30 - 2:55 Networking & Technical Checks
2:55 - 3:00 Announcements
3:00 - 3:40 Main Presentation
3:40 - 3:50 Questions & Discussion
3:50 - 4:15 Bonus presentation
4:15 - 4:25 Questions & Discussion
4:25 - 4:30 Wrap-up

Hosted and organized by RVA Software Development User Group in Glen Allen, VA!
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Tuesday, Jul 21
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)


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