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Kotlin Weekend Intensive

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Big Nerd Ranch

200 Arizona Avenue Northeast

Atlanta, GA 30307

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Join Big Nerd Ranch for a weekend of intensive learning where Josh Skeen, author, developer and instructor, will introduce Kotlin, a new language for Android development. We will cover Kotlin development techniques, language principles, and how to migrate your existing Java projects to Kotlin. We’ll show you why Google has pinned Kotlin as the future of Android development.

Who should take this class?

  • Java Android developers who are interested in transitioning their projects to Kotlin
  • Developers who are looking to explore the Kotlin language
  • Developers who wish to see both object-oriented and functional programming paradigms implemented in a modern JVM language
  • Junior Android developers who need to learn new skills to advance their career

What you’ll learn

  • Fundamentals of Kotlin’s type system, including how to safely work with nullable types
  • How to efficiently represent series of data using arrays and collections
  • Functional programming techniques
  • Readable and writable properties in Kotlin
  • How to represent complex data structures with objects, inheritance, and extensions
  • Java and Kotlin interoperability, including how to port your existing Android application from Java to Kotlin

View more details including the syllabus.

Schedule of Events (all times are in Eastern Standard Time):

Friday, May 4th

7:00p Welcome Event at Big Nerd Ranch for in-person attendees. Join us for an opportunity to meet fellow participants, your instructor, and other Nerds at the Ranch. There will be snacks, beverages, and time for networking! Attendance is encouraged but optional.

Saturday, May 5th

8:00-9:00a Breakfast
9:00a Class Begins
Morning break
noon - 1:00p Lunch
Afternoon break
1:00-5:00p Class

Sunday, May 6th

8:00-9:00a Breakfast
9:00a Class Begins
Morning break
noon - 1:00p Lunch
1:00-3:00p Class
3:00-5:00p Optional lab and open discussion

What's Included:
Tuition and a beta version of the upcoming Kotlin book. In-person attendees will receive live pairing from the instructor, access to Friday's welcome event, breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Last but not least, some Nerd and Kotlin swag!

How do I get there?
Big Nerd Ranch headquarters is located in Kirkwood, a historic Atlanta neighborhood situated approximately 20 minutes from the airport, one mile from the Edgewood-Candler Park MARTA Station or a short 10-15 min drive off three major interstates. After registering, we'll send an email that will include a list of suggested hotels in the area (if you're traveling from out of town) and modes of transportation to our headquarters.

Virtual Attendees:

When your registration is received, we will email you login instructions for the class.

Virtual attendees will have limited access to the instructor and are expected to view the class live according to the schedule listed above (in Eastern Standard Time).

You will also receive:

PDF copy of materials

Online question submission

Students preferably should have dual monitors.


Certificate of completion will be emailed at the completion of the class.

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200 Arizona Avenue Northeast

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