The London Java Community: Hands On: Exploring Quarkus with Kotlin

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Hands on: Exploring Quarkus with Kotlin

Let’s meet in the Red Hat Open Innovation Labs to write some code in good company. We plan to experiment how to develop microservices with Kotlin running on Quarkus, and are open to debate about the potential of this new very promising platform. We’ll start with a short introduction to Quarkus by Sanne Grinovero, followed by a hands on workshop together with Uberto Barbini, in which we’ll run Kotlin code on Quarkus and have fun with the revolutionary developer friendliness of both these technologies combined.

No experience with Quarkus is necessary, no Kotlin experience is required either; proficiency of Java is highly recommended.

Remember to bring your laptop with Java, maven and Kotlin configured on your IDE. GraalVM tools and Docker are also needed for the native compilation.

About the speakers

Sanne Grinovero is a Sr. Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, best known as technical lead for the Hibernate team. He was part of the small R&D team which started the Quarkus project. He lived in Holland, Italy, the Caribbean islands, Chile, Portugal and currently hacks in London, contributing to many OSS projects.

Uberto Barbini is a polyglot programmer and independent consultant, with more than 20 years experience designing and building successful software products, currently working with finance institutions in London. He is a very passionate and opinionated programmer, he enjoys public speaking and blogging. Uberto's main interests are JVM languages, Functional Programming and distributed computing. Currently in love with Kotlin.

Space is limited so there is an RSVP limit.

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6pm Registration, snacks and drinks

6.30pm Hands On: Exploring Quarkus with Kotlin

9pm-9.30pm Finish

A huge thanks to Red Hat Open Innovation Labs ( for hosting us.

Red Hat are the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver high-performing Linux, cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies. They help standardize across environments, develop cloud-native applications, and integrate, automate, secure, and manage complex environments with award-winning support, training, and consulting services.

This event is organised by RecWorks on behalf of the London Java Community.

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The London Java Community (LJC) is a group of Java Enthusiasts who are interested in benefiting from shared knowledge in the industry. Through our forum and regular meetings you can keep in touch with the latest industry developments, learn new Java (& other JVM) technologies, meet other developers, discuss technical/non technical issues and network further throughout the Java Community.