Fragments 2017

A conference on the mobile ecosystem in India


Kotlinize your Android Development

Submitted by Akshay Chordiya (@akshaychordiya) on Wednesday, 28 June 2017

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Section: Workshop Technical level: Beginner

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Let’s explore how you can write robust and less crashable apps with Kotlin while having fun developing them and fill the gap of missing modern language with the newly supported Kotlin language in Android. You’ll get hands on experience building Android apps in Kotlin and look at some cool features of Kotlin to avoid common mistakes, write consice code and learn how you can use them in Android.


  • What’s Kotlin?
  • Syntax
  • Features
    • Null Safety
    • Lambda Expressions
    • Higher Order Functions
    • Extension functions
    • Extension functions with receivers
    • Easter functions
  • Build a demo app
    • Writing Kotlin code
    • Goodbye findViewById
    • Data class
  • Issues
  • Conclusion
  • And finally….questions


Laptop with Android Studio 3.0+ and Git installed

Speaker bio

Akshay Chordiya is an Entrepreneur, Android Developer and Kotlin Enthusiast born and brought up in Pune. He has been working on Android since 4 years. He is an active community speaker who has been promoting Kotlin and having fun with series of articles, meetups and workshops; He is also co-author of an upcoming “Kotlin Blueprints” book.

He has a love for anything which consists of the word “Technology” in it! The vision of bringing about a change in the world through his knowledge is what makes him get out of his bed everyday and work on his apps and his startup. “Doing what you love” can be said to sum up his life uptil now and in the exciting years to come ahead!



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  • Muneeb Qadar (@muneebqadar) a year ago

    I had visited this event with my mobile app development team from , such an informative events for android developers.

    • Akshay Chordiya (@akshaychordiya) Proposer a year ago

      Thank you so much @muneebqadar

  • Steve Jobs (@stevejobs) a year ago (edited a year ago)

    I am looking for android activities now a days because I want to do something in android development for my company .For that I am looking for different android events and I had been to your suggested event also and I must say that was amazing.

    • Akshay Chordiya (@akshaychordiya) Proposer a year ago

      Thank you so much.

  • Steve Jobs (@stevejobs) a year ago

    my pleasure:)

  • Hadiya Barakah (@hadiyabarakahea) 9 months ago (edited 9 months ago)

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  • John Erum bush (@john231) 4 months ago

    Kotlin Programming Language is a more advanced, sophisticated, pragmatic, and modern language designed for Android Development.

    Developers were left with no available alternatives to development using Java ever since the Android Programming took the entire universe by storm. Albeit its usage is spread widely, Java arrives with quite a huge baggage, which Kotlin aims to solve.For more details visit at

  • Sophie Gooch (@sophiegooch) 3 months ago

    A year ago I helped numerous Android Developers in learning Android Development and landing positions as an Android Engineer.

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    Kotlin is the most current introduced Android language and the secondary official language; it is similar to Java, but in many other ways, a little easier to get your head around.

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