John Pampuch | KotlinConf 2024, May 22–24, Copenhagen
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John Pampuch

John Pampuch

Production Programming Languages at Google

Today, John leads Google’s Internal Production Programming Languages team (CDSF Languages). Before that, John led the Java and Kotlin Team since 2018, with a focus on driving adoption of Kotlin across internal server deployments John has held various engineering and management roles at Sun, Oracle, Adobe, Azul Systems and others, including, at Sun and Oracle, John led the JVM (Hotspot) group. John is primarily a Java developer, but has also written his fair share of bugs in C, C++ and other languages. In a past life, John invested a small fortune into Legos but today those mostly sit on a shelf in the garage.

A Tale of Two Languages

Java has been part of the industry for almost 30 years. Kotlin joined the party around 12 years ago. Their evolution has been exciting, but more importantly, mutually beneficial. This talk compares the evolution of Java and Kotlin and highlights areas where they are influencing and improving each other.