Presentation Summary

Kotlin is a statically typed, concise, safe, and pragmatic programming language that runs on the JVM and other platforms. It has been gaining in popularity over the last year ever since Google announced official support for Kotlin on Android. There are a lot of misconceptions out here of what Kotlin is and what it is good for. This talk focuses on dispelling some myths about kotlin and serves as a general introduction to the language.

Akiri has been using Kotlin for server and API development, replacing a traditional Java based stack.  Content for this talk is based on practical experience building a product using Kotlin.

Speaker Biography

Chris Dail is a Senior Director of Software Engineering at Akiri, a healthcare networking startup. He has 15 years of experience building software products in various roles including as a software developer, architect, and manager.  Chris is a programming language enthusiast and is passionate about clean, readable code.