February 26-28, 2020
Montreal, Canada

Kotlin for Java Developers

Kotlin is a new language for the JVM and Android. Kotlin builds upon the feature set of Java, and improves your productivity through better syntax, safer code, and faster build times.

In this talk we’ll introduce you, the Java developer, to Kotlin! We'll see the important differences between Java and Kotlin, and then Kotlin's native features – including null safety and receiver blocks – that let you write safer code more productively.

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Christopher Neugebauer

AlphaSights, Inc / Python Software Foundation

Christopher Neugebauer is an Australian developer, speaker, and serial community conference organiser. He serves as a director of the Python Software Foundation, and co-organises the acclaimed North Bay Python conference, a boutique one-track conference in a live music venue in Petaluma, California.

By day, Christopher works as a Senior Software Engineer at AlphaSights, where he uses Kotlin to build communications tools that put clients around the world in touch with knowledge they need.

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