KotlinConf 2019: What the F(p) is Kotlin? by Shelby Cohen & Katie Levy
- Published on Dec 15, 2019
- Recording brought to you by American Express. americanexpress.io/kotlin-jobs
We, as two entry level engineers, took on the challenge of introducing Kotlin and Functional Programming to our company, Intuit. Even though you all know Kotlin is a great language, we overcame the obstacles associated with a large company structure of having a common tech stack. In addition, Kotlin provided a natural transition for OOP Java developers to use Functional Programming Paradigms. Hear about how, in less than two years, we went from getting our diplomas to gaining influence and driving change at a major technology company, and how you can do it too.
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About the Presenters:
Shelby is a Senior Software Engineer working on back-end services in Kotlin and Java in the Developer Productivity Organization. She is leading cross-division engineering efforts to allow seamless development and testing of multiple billion dollar products at Intuit, such as TurboTax, Mint, and QuickBooks. Shelby is always learning, and her latest endeavor has been learning Android and IOS.
Katie Levy works at Intuit as a Software Engineer on the backend services and platform for TurboTax. Previously, she worked on Intuit's mobile team developing the TurboTax and TaxCaster Android applications. Originally from Seattle, Katie made her way to California and graduated from the University of San Diego, majoring in Computer Science. Katie is passionate about encouraging a positive work learning culture for engineers to do the best work of their lives. Whether it is Android development, server-side development, functional programming, or developing full web applications in Kotlin, she has the fierce dedication to always be learning and improving her skills as an engineer and employee. You can find her on Twitter at @klevy110!