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
Also featuring special guest Kevin Galligan!
- 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