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2019 Kotlin Certified: 2-day training by Big Nerd Ranch (Chicago, IL)


2019 Kotlin Certified: 2-day training by Big Nerd Ranch (Chicago, IL)

Get your Kotlin training from a Certified JetBrains partner, Big Nerd Ranch.

Students will walk away with the confidence they need to leverage Kotlin to create cleaner code + Upon completion, students will earn a Big Nerd Ranch Graduate Certification in Kotlin Fundamentals.

Cost includes:

2 full days of instruction

Kotlin Programming: Big Nerd Ranch Guide

Coffee/Tea and Snacks

Networking opportunities

$1500 In-Person

$750 Online (Corporate teams having at least 1 in-person | Remote individuals limited to 5)


The Basics

Understand writable & read-only properties and take a look at Kotlin’s type system.

Work with conditionals & control flow statements and gain the additional support of control flow statements as assignable expressions

Learn about nullable and non-nullable types and how to work with null safely

Understand exceptions & how they may be safely handled

Learn about the standard functions included with Kotlin's standard library: let, apply, also, takeIf, and run

Collections and Functions

Learn how to represent series of data with mutable and read-only collection types

See how to work with data using for loops, while loops, break, and continue

Take a closer look at collections, including destructuring, type checking, smart casting, and type parameter constraints

Learn about defining package and file level functions and specifying their return types

Use the function type to define functions that accept other functions, and learn how to optimize them by using the inlining feature of the Kotlin compiler

Use the functional programming features of Kotlin to clean up code, including map, flatMap, filter, and reduce, as well as how to define your own functional operators and higher order functions.

Objects, Inheritance, and Extensions

Work with object-oriented programming concepts

Learn about primary and secondary constructors, equality, and preconditions for object construction

Learn how to use data classes and enums to represent data and algebraic data types

Override classes, and define abstract, open or closed classes

Use Kotlin's built-in singleton implementation

Understand extension functions to safely add behavior to classes you don't control.

Advanced Kotlin

Learn how to interoperate with Java classes and supports Java compatibility.

Explore Kotlin’s platform independence

Use coroutines to spin up lightweight threads for doing work in the background

Use extensions with receivers to define a domain-specific language

Instructor:  Author of Kotlin Programming: Big Nerd Ranch Guide

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