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Talks and the future

It’s true, this blog (aka post-conference-slide-dump) needs more care to be useful. One of my personal goals is to write more articles, but I’m not sure if this blog is the right place to post them. Therefore, I’ll disable the comment section and change the theme/design in the future.

However, there are two more talks to mention. I enjoyed both and the discussions afterwards made a lot of fun. The first talk was at the Kotlin User Group Karlsruhe and announced as “A very personal dive into my favorite Kotlin features”. Fortunately, the title and content changed. In the end we had some “Fun with Functions” and the talk consisted mainly of a live demo. This demo covers the topics higher-order functions, extensions functions and function literals with receiver (especially lambda with receiver to create a DSL with Kotlin).

The second talk was a shorter one. I did an introduction into Kotlin at Kotlin Development Karlsruhe meetup. There are no slides or demo code. It was more or less a stripped down and revised version of my talk at GDG DevFest Karlsruhe. (Disclaimer: I’m one of the organizer, so it wasn’t that hard to get a slot in our first meeting)

GDG DevFest Karlsruhe 2017

Although I worked on interesting topics at work and in private, posts on my blog are still rare. However, once a year there’s a good reason to write a post: As in the previous years, I attended at the GDG DevFest Karlsruhe. The conference was great again and I had the opportunity to give a talk. My topic was “Kotlin for Android-Developer”, which is an amazing programming language I’ve use for some time in different projects.

In addition to a few slides in German, my talk consisted mainly of a live demo. I’ve uploaded the demo code on Github. This code is certainly less useful without my explanations, but some participants asked me about it. So, have fun with Kotlin and if you’re interested in a Kotlin Meetup in Karlsruhe: There’s a Kotlin User Group with great talks, discussions and exchange of ideas.