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Kampala weekend of Kotlin 2018

August 4, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Kampala weekend of Kotlin 2018

We are pleased to announce our first Kotlin Workshop

Kotlin is the new JVM language where all the best practices of programming come together. Looking forward to discover a language that will support you in writing readable and understandable code in the fewest lines possible? Without any help of any extra libraries such as Lombok, Guava and even more, Kotlin will challenge you to write code that even the business analyst should be able to understand. With Kotlin you can finally focus on the business features you want to implement instead working on the language itself. In this workshop, you will build a simple webservice in Kotlin and hopefully see how easy it can be to write new business functionality.

If you are Android developer or Website developer and want to develop apps with Kotlin this workshop will be perfect for you,this workshop is a two day event and its a payed for event and tickets are at UGX20,000/= which facilitates your meals and a Kotlin Tshirt and snacks over . This time you actually get to code yourself. In Kotlin!

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9:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Registration

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM: Kotlin workshop:

Using Intellij we will cover:

– Kotlin syntax (you need to be familiar with some other programming language like Java)

– Using filters

– Kotlin treats (why kotlin is so great)

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM: Break

10:00 AM – 01:00 PM: Android using Kotlin

01:00 PM – 01:45 PM : Lunch

01:45 PM – 03:00 PM : how to integrate Kotlin with Spring

03:00 PM – 05:00 PM : Deep-dive section starts – Using Kotlin in Projects

Using Android Studio we will build a full Android Application using kotlin, we will cover:

– Kotlin in Android (why it’s better than Java)

– Using the Architecture Components library (ViewModel with retrofit)

– Connect our application to the internet and download Mars Rover’s photo of the day

Instructor/Trainer: Charles Muchene

A passionate software engineer in love with readable, reliable and testable code, independent on the language or technology used. Is a Software Engineer at safeboda

Nicodemus ojwee

Software developer at toll and haben

Johnstone Ananda

Software Engineer at safeboda

John Seremba

Software engineer at Andela Uganda

Conrade Mugisha

Software developer at Innovation Nest

What to Bring;

A laptop installed on it Android studio and intellij,if you fail to install any of those IDEs come along with your computer we install it for you

The installations listed here are what you will require on your machine for your Operating System:

– JDK 6+ installed

– An IDE with the Kotlin plugin. IntelliJ IDEA is recommended (the community edition is free) comes with the plugin installed.

– Android Studio. https://developer.android.com/studio/index.html Please come with these programs already installed on your machine in a way that you know you are able to run it

IMPORTANT: Registration is required via this form:



August 4, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Lumumba Avenue Soliz house, Kampala, Central Region 256
Kampala, 256 UG
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