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Kotlin for Open Source

Kotlin for Open Source

A talk about Kotlin and Open Source delivered at Built with Kotlin event organized by Android Community Pakistan in Karachi on 5th January, 2019.

Wajahat Karim

January 05, 2019

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  1. About Me Wajahat Karim - Mobile Developer (Apps & Games)

    - Writer (Co-Authored 2 Books) - Open Source Contributor - Editor at Android Pub (70,000+ followers) & Flutter Pub (2000+ followers)
  2. vs

  3. Why Open Source? • Give something back • Get to

    collaborate with smart people • Great opportunity to learn something new • Great exposure • Looks awesome on resume and portfolio • Doesn’t have to be code • Provides good internet existence
  4. Why Kotlin? • Rapid Growth • Quick Learning Curve •

    Fast and Short Language • Awesome Community • Open Source Loves Kotlin
  5. But How? • Your Graveyard Projects ◦ Better on Github

    than Laptop • Reusable Parts of Your Private Projects ◦ Modular Architecture Thinking • Experiments and Demos ◦ Showcase and Learning • Contribute to Other Projects ◦ Fixing Issues, Submitting Issues, Update Docs