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Join the Webinar: Teaching Introductory Computer Science in Kotlin

UPD: The recording is now available on YouTube. 

We invite you to join us for a live webinar, ‘Teaching Introductory Computer Science in Kotlin’, featuring Geoffrey Challen, Teaching Associate Professor at the University of Illinois.

Tuesday, November 23, at 4:00 PM UTC.

In this webinar, Geoffrey will share his experience using Kotlin and explain why he chose it for teaching introductory programming. Geoffrey is the lead instructor for CS 124 – Intro to Computer Science at the University of Illinois, which is now the largest introductory computer science course to offer Kotlin as a language option. 

You can watch the webinar on YouTube and register here to get a reminder. The webinar will include a Q&A session where you’ll be able to discuss anything you are interested in with Geoffrey and the host from the Kotlin team. 

Kotlin’s popularity is increasing in many fields, including academia. One of the reasons for this development is that educators consider it to be a good language for teaching introductory computer science. According to Geoffrey Challen, Kotlin is an ideal choice for a first programming language. Сombining the type safety of Java with Python’s clean and elegant syntax, it provides better support for null-safety and functional programming patterns than either of those languages. Great for creating Android apps, backend servers, and web applications, Kotlin also represents an ideal first language for introducing students to the incredible creative potential of programming and computer science.

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A recording of the livestream will be available on our Kotlin by JetBrains YouTube channel after the event.

We’re looking forward to meeting you soon!

Speaking to You 

Geoffrey Challen

Geoffrey Challen

Geoffrey is a Teaching Associate Professor at the University of Illinois. His professional goal is to teach computer science to as many people as possible and to inspire them to use their skills to change the world for the better.


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