• Kotlin Collective #2 with Flux summary

    Following the success of the inaugural Kotlin Collective Meetup in March, the District4 team returned to the Rise building on Wednesday (May 22nd) for KC #2 in partnership with Flux.

    After a series of attendee comments on the agenda for the evening, we listened carefully to your views so that the evening’s pizza was made available before the talks, not during.

    This was universally praised.

    Flux kicked off proceedings with a talk from CTO Tom Reay and Software Engineer Henry Course on their use of Ktor, a Kotlin native programming framework, and discussed the change they’ve seen after moving from Dropwizard.

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    Marco Vermeulen from Codurance then stepped up to the plate and gave a demo on SDKMAN, a tool he maintains. This demonstrated how it can be used to allow for multiple versions of Kotlin to run at the same time.

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    Both talks left ample room for attendees to take part in a Q&A. To finish the evening the group enjoyed the remainder of the refreshments and took the opportunity to partake in some networking.

    We've already set a date for KC#3 - July 18th - so set the date in your calendars and stay tuned for updates soon on venue and speakers. Look forward to seeing you all there!
    Last edited by Seb; 23-05-2019 at 13:57.
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  • Following the success of the inaugural Kotlin Collective Meetup in March, the District4 team returned to the Rise building on Wednesday (May 22nd) for KC #2 in partnership with Flux.

    After a series of attendee comments on the agenda for the evening, we listened carefully to your views so that the evening’s pizza was made available before the talks, not during.

    This was universally praised.

    Flux kicked off proceedings with a talk from CTO Tom Reay and Software Engineer Henry Course on their use of Ktor, a Kotlin native programming framework, and discussed the change they’ve seen after moving from Dropwizard.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_7471-min.JPG 
Views:	239 
Size:	1.24 MB 
ID:	130

    Marco Vermeulen from Codurance then stepped up to the plate and gave a demo on SDKMAN, a tool he maintains. This demonstrated how it can be used to allow for multiple versions of Kotlin to run at the same time.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_7479-min.JPG 
Views:	82 
Size:	1.23 MB 
ID:	131

    Both talks left ample room for attendees to take part in a Q&A. To finish the evening the group enjoyed the remainder of the refreshments and took the opportunity to partake in some networking.

    We've already set a date for KC#3 - July 18th - so set the date in your calendars and stay tuned for updates soon on venue and speakers. Look forward to seeing you all there!
  • Great Post @Seb, it's great to see the Kotlin community together listening to some fantastic talks!
    Last edited by Adam; 23-05-2019 at 15:13.
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  • Great Post @Seb, it's great to see the Kotlin community together listening to some fantastic talks!
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  • Great event, think a big takeaway is the Q + A as it was very interactive with alot of the audience taking part!
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  • Great event, think a big takeaway is the Q + A as it was very interactive with alot of the audience taking part!
  • The audience participation last night was pretty cool! It's not common at events that the Q&A lasts as long as the talks themselves!
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  • The audience participation last night was pretty cool! It's not common at events that the Q&A lasts as long as the talks themselves!