JetBrains Kotlin 1.4 Online Starts Today
Written by Sue Gee   
Monday, 12 October 2020

Kotlin 1.4 Online, a 4-day event organized by JetBrains, the creators of Kotlin, starts today, October 12th and continues until Thursday. Each day's program includes four 30-40 minute talks and is rounded out with a Q&A session.  There are also prizes on offer for paying attention


The aim of the event  is for the experts in Kotlin to share their insider insights with the global developer community. Most of the speakers are from within Jetbrains, including Andrey Breslav, Product lead in Kotlin; Stanislav Erokhin, Head of Development in Kotlin; Egor Tolstoy, Product Manager in Kotlin; Roman Elizarov, Team Lead in Kotlin Language Research and Hadi Hariri Developer Advocate in Kotlin, Team Lead in Ktor the line up also includes Florina Muntenescu,  Android Developer Advocate at Google and Sébastien Deleuze,  Spring Framework committer and Kotlin at VMware.

Day 1 is billed as General Overview and opens with a  keynote lasting 45 minutes from The Kotlin Team. Next Egor Tolstoy will talk about Contributing to Kotlin. After that the technical sessions begin starting with "New Language Features in Kotlin 1.4" presented by Svetlana Isakova, Developer Advocate in Kotlin. Next up is Anton Yalyshev, Product Manager in IntelliJ Kotlin plugin on the topic of "Kotlin 1.4 in IntelliJ-based IDEs"  and the final talk of the day is A Look Into the Future by Roman Elizarov. The Q&A session lasts an hour on Day 1 but just half and hour on the subsequent three day and involves all the day's speakers.

The timing has been carefully calculated to ensure that it is convenient for as many people as possible. Today's keynote takes place at 14:00 UTC - which is 7:00 am for those in the United States PDT10:00 am for East Coast United States,  3:00 pm for those in UK. 16:00 in Central Europe, including in Prague where JetBrtains has its headquarters and 17:00 in Russia.

Sessions will, of course, be available later once they are recorded and JetBrains has come up with an incentive to attend sessions by way of its Quiz Quest, a series of 15 small quizzes that check what you’ve learned. The more questions you answer correctly, the better your chances of winning some exclusive swag will be! There are three contest categories:

1. Quick Thinker. Submit your answers before 16:00 CEST the day after the quiz is posted, and if all your answers are correct you will be entered into a raffle for one of 12 Corkcicle canteen bottles! You will be entered once for each completed quiz you submit.

2. Explorer. Participate in at least one quiz before October 26, answering at least 50% of the questions correctly, and you will be entered into a raffle for one of 50 special conference t-shirts. You will be entered once for each completed quiz you submit.

3. Captain Kotlin Complete all the quizzes before October 26 for a chance to win one of 12 backpacks.  

So Kotlin aficionados everywhere, attend, pay attention, ask intelligent questions, answer the quiz questions and be entered in the prize draw.



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