March Nerd Interface: Functional Android with Victoria Gonda

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1033 W Van Buren Suite 700 · Chicago, IL

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Programming in Android has, for the most part, meant living in the imperative programming world. Recently, many aspects of functional programming have become standard with the adoption of Kotlin and RxJava. What does it mean to use functional paradigm properties in our Android code, and how can it help us?

Join us for an exclusive event featuring Victoria Gonda where we will:

- Learn about what the functional programming paradigm is, where it comes from, and some defining characteristics
- See how it’s being used in Android, along with what tools and libraries are available to help accomplish it
- Discover the benefits, such as ease of testing and concurrency, that comes from using functional programming ideas


5:30-6 p.m.: Networking, Food and Craft Beer
6-7 p.m.: Nerd Interface
7-8 p.m.: Continued networking and Craft Beer

Nerd host:

Gregg Walrod - Head of Software Engineering, Chicago - The Nerdery

Gregg is a proven business leader that focuses on the employee and client experiences. He works as the Head of Software Engineering where he leads and supports the Chicago-based team. He has worked in numerous leadership roles in his 12-year services business career, which includes leading Geek Squad in China. In his spare time, Gregg is an avid music lover and loves to travel abroad.


Victoria Gonda - Android Engineer - Buffer

Victoria was drawn to programming because of its potential to help people in a meaningful way. She is currently an Android Engineer at Buffer (, and author for Ray Wenderlich ( The events she has spoken ( at have been an enjoyable way to connect with the technical community and exchange information with others. In her spare time, Victoria enjoys dancing, board games, and curling up with a good book.

About The Nerdery (

We are a custom software design and development company built on the belief that passionate nerds are the driving force behind business breakthroughs. Our vision is to be the best place in the world for Nerds to work; our purpose is to redefine what’s possible through technology.