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Chicago Roboto 2018 Recap + First Keynote!

Chicago Roboto was back again this year as a single track conference and there were a lot of excellent talks.  Last year I gave a talk with my co-worker and product designer extraordinaire Jess Moon about design and development workflows and this year I was back again but as a Keynote speaker. Keynote Giving a keynote was a stretch goal I set for myself in 2018 and I managed to achieve it early thanks to the Chicago Roboto review committee. The topic I chose was being an Android Advocate who brings teams and communities together. I will be writing a follow up blog post about my keynote process soon but before that, a quick shout out to Corey Latislaw and my coworkers at Warner Bros. Digital Labs who took a look at my first and second drafts and listened to all my half-baked thoughts and ideas. Achievement unlocked 🎉🎉🎉 - Gave my first keynote @chicagoroboto#chicagoroboto Slides with resources available at https://t.co/OJVbZa3Akj — Yash Prabhu (@yashvprabhu) April 12, 2018 The reco…

2017: Year In Review

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We're a month into 2018 and I already have a lot going on for the next couple of months. But before things are in full swing, I wanted to take a step back and review the past year.



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In numbersWrote 2 blog posts Won 2 awards Attended 5 conferences Spoke at 4 conferencesAttended 14 meetupsSpoke at 4 meetupsRead 12 books A lot of firsts!Speaking
This was the first time I gave 3 completely different talks on different topics like design-developer collaboration, public speaking and leadership, and mastering Android's app resources. It was also the first time I gave a talk with a co-presenter at a conference (Chicago Roboto - Design Develop Deploy)

Community
Organized and helped run the first Android meets iOS meetup at Philly Tech Week.

Learning new things
This year I immersed myself in Kotlin via Kotlin Koans, Kotlin in Action book and Koltin programming challenges. It took me a while to write my first PR in Kotlin but now it's in production!

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