Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 5:30:00 PM Garmin International 1200 E 151st St, Olathe,

Abstract

Kotlin is a relative newcomer to the pantheon of JVM bytecode-compatible languages. Joining veterans like Groovy and Scala, it takes a fresh approach that avoids a lot the annoying aspects of Java while providing the power and flexibility of its siblings. But it has a secret superpower - Kotlin can compile directly to both Java and JavaScript.

In this talk we'll do some brief overview of Kotlin syntax and capabilities before diving into a start-to-finish example of Kotlin in action in a client-server application. Shield your eyes from the superior syntax, reminisce about how you used to live in fear of NullPointerExceptions, laugh about all those times you had duplicate the same utility functions in Java and JavaScript.

Speaker Bio:

Mike (@plummer_mike) is a Principal Technologist at Object Partners, a software consultancy based out of Minneapolis. Working from the heart of flyover country in Omaha, Nebraska, he's a full-stack developer primarily using Spring Boot and Angular/React to build large-scale custom solutions for a variety of clients. Ten years of professional software development have taken him across the country to work for companies including Lockheed Martin, Mutual of Omaha, and TD Ameritrade among others.

Location:

The facility is a secured facility, all guests will need to ensure we have your first and last name on the meetup registration. You will enter the lot from the various access points (NW corner of 151st and Ridgeview) and head to the North East side of the campus to the garage. As you enter the building through the North East doors, you will be asked to sign in by Frank.

Schedule

5:30 - 6:30pm - Social Hour with food provided by Paige Technologies 6:30pm - Presentation Thanks to Paige Technologies, we will have a networking event at Austin's Bar & Grill after the talk. Austin's is located at the SW Corner of 151st & MurLen (1 mile East of Garmin).

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