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ATOM (A Touch of Multiplatform) Episode #8

Welcome to episode 8 of A Touch of Multiplatform (ATOM)! This is our podcast dedicated to Kotlin Multiplatform technology in production and produced for you by JetBrains and Touchlab.

In this episode of A Touch of Multiplatform, we’re talking with Manoel Neto and Giancarlo Benaflor of Sentry. We cover a wide range of topics, from how their mobile SDK was developed from a Hackathon project, to what makes a good mentor, to how the community can help improve their OSS project.

Meet our amazing hosts and guests

Hosts Pamela Hill and Justin Mancinelli, and our fantastic guests Manoel Neto and Giancarlo Benaflor.

Also featuring special guest Kevin Galligan!

Time Stamps

  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:01:46 Meet Manoel and Gino
  • 00:02:54 Fitness Hacks
  • 00:04:32 What is Sentry
  • 00:05:40 Difference between mobile SDK development and traditional mobile development
  • 00:06:46 Flutter, React Native, and Kotlin Multiplatform pros and cons
  • 00:09:34 Working in the open
  • 00:11:00 Encouraging companies to invest in and contribute to open source
  • 00:12:45 How do you ensure SDKs work across industries?
  • 00:13:57 Mobile phone model woes
  • 00:14:54 What challenges arose with developing SDK in Kotlin Multiplatform?
  • 00:17:20 What went well for your KMP development?
  • 00:17:40 Unique challenges for iOS in KMP
  • 00:19:15 Where should KMP go next?
  • 00:21:04 Gino’s Hackathon project
  • 00:22:08 What makes a successful hackathon?
  • 00:24:14 What works best for mentor relationships?
  • 00:25:44 Philosophy on mentorship
  • 00:27:50 How will AI change your job?
  • 00:31:47 Manoel’s best interview advice
  • 00:33:08 What is the best way to get started in the industry?
  • 00:35:07 How to work at Sentry
  • 00:35:39 Special guest: Kevin Galligan
  • 00:37:50 How can the community help/what does “non experimental” look like to Sentry?
  • 00:39:34 What feedback is Sentry looking for from the community?
  • 00:40:20 What kind of features are on your SDK roadmap?
  • 00:42:08 What was your process to get the SDK to work?
  • 00:44:50 What is the most important thing you can get from the community?
  • 00:47:13 Closing

Resources mentioned:

Rick Clephas 

Droidcon Berlin