Computer Science Seminar: Victoria Gonda '16, Android Engineer at Buffer

Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 11:00am

VanderWerf Hall, 102
27 Graves Place, Holland, MI 49423-3617


Being an Android developer, much of Victoria’s work has been using Java in an object-oriented paradigm style. Recently, many aspects of functional programming have become standard in the community with the adoption of Kotlin and RxJava. But what does it mean to use functional paradigm properties, and how can it be helpful? Victoria decided to explore some of the fundamentals of functional programming, and what it might look like coming from Java. In this presentation, she will share with you what she found!

Victoria started her software development journey at Hope College studying Dance and Computer Science. After graduating from Hope in 2016, she began her career at collective Idea in Holland, MI working on Android and Ruby on Rails applications. Since deciding to focus on mobile development, she now works remotely as an Android developer at Buffer. She is also an author for, and is active in the Android community as a conference speaker.

When not traveling for work or play, you can find her at her home in Chicago. She enjoys playing board games with her partner, Tyler, or attending dance classes. Relaxing looks like curing up with a good book and some tea, while cuddling her cat and hedgehog.

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Academics, Natural & Applied Sciences Division, Computer Science

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