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October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kotlin sure has been receiving a lot of buzz lately, is there something to it? Developed by JetBrains, Kotlin has been catching on lately because of its null safety guarantees, functional nature, type inference, full interoperability with Java, cross-platform support, and ease of use with Android and Spring. Is this something you and your team should consider spending time to learn? In this session we will go over what Kotlin is, what problems it solves, and what makes it stand out from other JVM languages. You’ll come away with enough knowledge to decide if this is something you and your team should consider adopting.
Todd Ginsberg is a Principal Software Developer at Netspend, a payments company in Austin, TX where he is responsible for prototypes, experiments, and proofs of concept. Todd has been writing in Java since 1995, Kotlin since 2016, and is a board member of the Chicago Java User Group. Todd has just relocated to Raleigh with his wife, daughter, and two dogs. When not programming, he enjoys reading, walking/hiking, woodworking, doughnuts, Indycar/Formula 1.
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
6:00 – 6:30 PM — Meet, Talk
6:30 – 6:45 — JUG Business and Announcements
6:45 – 8:00 — Presentation