Kotlin Meetup in Eindhoven

October 11, 2022

Kotlin Meetup in Eindhoven

The Dutch Kotlin community is expanding towards the South with its first meetup in the beautiful city of Eindhoven!

As it’s the first Kotlin meetup in Eindhoven, we will focus on more introductory-level talks.

Please sign-up here on Meetup.com

Please keep your RSVP updated to reduce food waste 🙂

Microlab Eindhoven Strijp-S
Kastanjelaan 400
5616 LZ Eindhoven

Program overview:

18:00 Doors open, food and drinks
19:00 Moving from Java to Kotlin – is it worth it? – Urs Peter
20:00 Introductory talk to Functional Programming in Kotlin – Simon Vergauwen
21:00 Chats & Drinks

Session Info

Moving from Java to Kotlin – is it worth it?
Kotlin is the rising star on the JVM. Is it as bright as proclaimed? This talk will explore the journey you embark on when moving from Java to Kotlin. With many code samples, statistics, anecdotes, and a great deal of real-world experience, light will be shed on questions like “What were the benefits and drawbacks?’“, “How did we approach it?” …and most of all: “Was it worth it and why?”At the end of this talk, you will know in detail the differences between Java and Kotlin. You have learned what to gain and expect when embracing Kotlin and which best practices you can apply. With all the acquired information, you have all you need to evaluate whether Kotlin is worth a try.

Urs Peter
Urs is a seasoned software engineer with over 15 years of experience in building resilient, scalable, and mission-critical systems, mostly involving Kotlin and Scala. Besides his job as a consultant, he is also a passionate trainer and author. He is both a JetBrains certified Kotlin and Lightbend certified Scala trainer. As a people person by nature, he loves to share knowledge and inspire and get inspired by peers on meetups and conferences.

Introductory talk to Functional Programming in Kotlin
Type-safe builders allow creating Kotlin-based domain-specific languages (DSLs) suitable for building complex hierarchical data structures. We will look at how these builders work and see five additional patterns to create an expressive DSL.

Simon Vergauwen
Lead software engineer @ 47 Degrees from Antwerp. Working with Kotlin since 2015, and core-maintainer of the Arrow-kt organisation & other OSS libraries.