Victoria Gonda

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I’m an Android developer 💻 and dancer 🎶.

I love the work I do at Buffer on their Android team. I enjoy learning about new things, and applying them to my work. You can keep up to date on the things I've been working on by subscribing to my newsletter 📬.

You can often find me at conferences exchanging information with others as a speaker 🎤. Come say hello if you spot me at one!

In addition to speaking at conferences, I also write for Ray Wenderlich ✏️. I'm a part of their Android team, helping to educate people in Android and Kotlin.

Dance is another important part of my life. I’ve taken classes in various styles since kindergarten, but these days I spend most my time taking tap classes 🎵.

While studying at Hope College, I also started getting involved in dance technology and dance production 🎭. I had a couple projects that worked together with a dancer and an Xbox Kinect, and did a significant amount of lighting design. Ask me about them, I love talking about it!

When I’m not out doing these things, you can find me in my home base of Chicago 🏙️ with my partner, Tyler. In my spare time, I enjoy playing board games with friends, or curled up at home with a good book, my cat, Peter Pan 😻, and hedgehog, Khoshekh 🦔.

Recent Blogs

Espresso Testing and Screen Robots: Getting Started

In this Espresso testing tutorial you’ll learn how to create UI tests with Espresso and how to leverage Screen Robots to make them clear and maintainable. - Feb 27, 2019

Advice for Writing Abstracts

After reviewing many abstracts for a conference, here are some tips that can help you in writing your next abstract. - Jan 20, 2019

Using Live Templates to Write Tests

It's important to write tests, but it can be repetitive. You can use Live Template to let the editor do some of the work for you. - Jan 3, 2019

Using the Kotlin stdlib in Java code

The Kotlin stdlib has a lot of great extension functions. How can you use them in your Java code? - Dec 3, 2018

Organizing my remote day

Working remotely with a global team means I have a lot of flexibility with the structure of my day. It also means I have communication coming from multiple different directions, and from different time zones. How do I organize this, stay productive, and stay sane? - Nov 9, 2018