Another returning speaker that we are glad to see back at Maritime DevCon this year is going to be telling us all about statically typed, concise, safe and pragmatic programming language. Meet Chris Dail.

Chris Dail is a Senior Director of Software Engineering at Akiri, a healthcare networking startup. He has 15 years of experience building software products in various roles including as a software developer, architect and manager. Chris is a programming language enthusiast and is passionate about clean, readable code.

So , if you were a programming language or technology, which one would you be and why?

Kotlin. It is clean, readable and pragmatic.

What do you like best about Maritime DevCon?

Hearing about what different companies in the area are doing and what technologies they are using.

Why do you feel your session, val kotlin: Introduction, will bring value to Maritime DevCon attendees?

It is great to hear about new languages, even if you don’t have a chance to use them. Kotlin is trending upwards and has a lot of exciting features, especially to Java developers.

What is the key take away attendees will get from your session?

Kotlin is not just about Android. Java has grown stagnant. Kotlin is providing a modern language that can be added to existing codebases or new projects.

Thank you in advance for joining us for Maritime DevCon 2018 Chris!