The JVM has seen dozens of languages. Some rose to prominence while many came and went. What is different about Kotlin?

Kotlin is a JVM language built by JetBrains, the same company that built developer tools like Intellij IDEA, PyCharm, and ReSharper. In 2017, Google backed Kotlin as the official language for Android.

Rather than seeking to be innovative and experimental, Kotlin focuses on pragmatism and industry. With practical influences from C#, Java, Groovy, and Scala, Kotlin streamlines useful features to create a productivity-focused language. With zero configuration, it also interoperates with Java codebases and libraries making it immediately accessible to Java developers.

Come to this hands-on session to learn the pragmatic syntax and language features of Kotlin, and take your productivity on the JVM to new heights.