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

[Book: Author] Android Test-Driven Development by Tutorials

A book that teaches you to write sustainable, testable apps, as well as to apply testing strategies to legacy projects via Espresso and UI tests, code coverage and refactoring. - Sep 18, 2019

Live Templates in Android Studio: Getting Started

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use and create live templates in Android Studio so you can write code more quickly. - Sep 2, 2019

What Happened When Our Team Switched to Only Asynchronous Meetings

This usually takes the form of a meeting – or a video call, for those of us on remote team. On the mobile team at Buffer, this is what it looked like for us for a long time until we decided to make a change. - Jul 29, 2019

Google I/O: What’s New in Android

The third session of Google I/O ’19, What’s New in Android, was really exciting! Google presented a long list of new Android features. There were also many exciting reveals and plans for the Android framework. Here, we summarize everything you need to know. - Jun 19, 2019

[Book: TE] Reactive Programming with Kotlin

The book that teaches you to use RxJava, RxAndroid and RxKotlin to create complex reactive applications on Android and exercise full control over the library to leverage the full power of reactive programming in your apps. - Jun 5, 2019