Intro to Kotlin: A language gaining popularity that you’ll love

Kotlin is a new and emerging language intended as an alternative to Java. It picks up some battle-proven concepts from Java, but also improves on some of its shortcomings, resulting in one of the most loved languages according to Stackoverflow's Developer Survey. In this talk, Google Software Engineer Mina Granic will bring you closer to the new concepts of Kotlin.

Jan 14, 2021, 5:00 – 6:00 PM



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About this event

Kotlin is a modern language, intended as a Java alternative. It compiles to bytecode, making it just as efficient as Java (and more). Additionally, Java and Kotlin files can be combined in a single project which makes transitions easy.

Kotlin is a preferred language for Android applications, but can be used anywhere Java can due to its ability to run in the JVM.

In this talk, you will learn why, some basic syntax, cool features, and how to bootstrap your learning (whether hands-on practice or tutorials).


  • Mina Granić


    Software Engineer


  • Philip Rehker

    GDSC Lead

  • Tan-Colin Wei

    GDSC Lead

  • Layla Zadina

    Core Team Member

  • Florian Hoppe

    Core Team Member

  • Justus Beck

    Core Team Member

  • Mohammad (Hamudi) Naanaa

    Core Team Member

  • Maria Pospelova

    Core Team Member

  • Philipp Zagar

    Core Team Member

  • Simon Huang

    Core Team Member

  • Florian Donhauser

    Core Team Member

  • Muhtasham Oblokulov


    Core Team Member

  • Maksym Bondarenko


    Core Team Member

  • Alexander Wiener

    Core Team Member

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