Kotlin London Meetup

The first edition of the Kotlin London virtual meetup for 2021 takes place on Wednesday, January 13th at 6:00 p.m. GMT. This event will feature talks by Jorge Castillo, a technical lead at 47 Degrees, and Jorge Rego, an Android developer at Proxy.com.

This meetup will be live streamed on the Kotlin London YouTube channel.

Architecture proposal to build servers with Ktor - Jorge Rego

Kotlin is growing really fast and new tools and libraries are available to code with this language. As an Android developer, I’ve always wanted to be able to do a full stack project, connecting my mobile apps with a server, and this is where Ktor came to the rescue. Documentation is there and also many disconnected examples, but when we want to get into business, we need a maintainable and clean architecture if we want to succeed.

Functional Android - Jorge Castillo

In this talk, we will learn how to seamlessly integrate the functional programming paradigm with our Android architecture to get the most out of both worlds. We’ll cover concepts like declarative programming + runtime optimization, integration of functional effects with Jetpack Compose, error handling strategies, data validation, concurrency, safe resource handling to avoid memory leaks, Streams, and much more.

Learn more about the event and the presenters at the Kotlin London meetup page.

And, if you’d like to learn more about Kotlin from Jorge Castillo, consider enrolling in his upcoming 47 Degrees Academy course: Functional Programming Fundamentals in Kotlin with Arrow. This four-day intensive course begins on January 19th. This is the last opportunity to catch this course until Spring, so act quickly if you’re interested. See all the details and enroll at the 47 Degrees Academy.


47 Degrees is proud to be an organizing sponsor of the Kotlin London meetup group.

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