Victoria Gonda

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Hello!

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

Announce Your Actions: Making gesture actions accessible

Some gesture actions are not accessible to people using screen readers. This is how we improved the accessibility of a feature we recently added.

overflow.buffer.com - Sep 5, 2018


Returning to droidcon NYC

Coming back to droidcon NYC for a second time was a great experience. Here's a recap of my time there.

medium.com - Aug 29, 2018


Why am I getting a different request code back?

When requesting permissions, I was getting the wrong request code back. Here's how I found out why, and how to solve it.

medium.com - Aug 17, 2018


The Remote Meetup Experience

I was able to speak REMOTELY at a Meetup for the for the first time. It was a great experience, and I wanted to share it all with you.

medium.com - Aug 8, 2018


When lambdas and strong typing collide

When trying to map an error to a custom error in an RxJava chain I found you need to be mindful of signatures that differ in the type of lambda

medium.com - Jul 26, 2018