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15:45 16:10

How Kotlin helps stave off Software engineering entropy

with Bart Enkelaar

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Software engineering is all about balancing conflicting interests to come to optimal solutions. Developing, running, and maintaining software systems that deliver value gets more complex every day. This talk takes a first-principles look at the limitations of software engineering and how Kotlin can help mitigate them

BIO: Bart Enkelaar

Site Reliability Engineer, Irish folk singer, and Space junkie – bol.com

Being an optimistic bubble of enthusiasm from the day I was born did not help with getting some focus in my life.

However, when building rockets, breathing fire in Romania, or chopping wood in France didn’t pan out, I decided to give this Software Engineering thing a go. That was over ten years ago and I haven’t looked back since.

For the last five years at bol, I’ve focussed heavily on backend software, which leads me to conclude that we need to find a better way to balance innovation with reliability. SRE just might be that way.

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