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Yash Prabhu is an Engineering Leader who manages cross-functional teams composed of 20 Android, iOS, and QA engineers working on the Xfinity mobile application at Comcast NBCUniversal. 

Previously she led the Android team at Warner Bros. Digital Labs where her team was responsible for building Android apps for streaming services such as DC Universe, Cartoon Network Boomerang, Shudder & DramaFever. 

Yash is a keen public speaker and keynote speaker who has spoken at multiple tech conferences on mobile development, leadership and public speaking. She’s also a community organizer who previously co-organized DevOpsDays Philly and GDG Philly and currently organizes Philly Mobile Development Conference.

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Conference Talks

  • Comcast Internal Talk: Making Tech Interviews Inclusive, March 2020
  • DroidCon Americas, November 16-17, Getting started with conference speaking (slides, video)
  • DroidCon NYC, August, Keynote speaker - Being more than an Android developer (slides, video)
  • Chicago Roboto, April, Keynote speaker - Being more than an Android developer (slides, video)
  • Google Developers Group Philly January 31 - Intro to Augmented Reality on Android (meetup, slides)
  • ElaConf, October - How public speaking made me a better leader and vice-versa (slides, video)
  • DroidCon NYC, September - Mastering Android's app resources (slides, video)
  • Android Summit, August - Mastering Android's app resources (slides)
  • Chicago Roboto, April - Design Develop Deploy! (slides)
  • DroidCon NYC, September - A Practical Guide to Material Design Implementation (slides, video)
  • AnDevCon Boston, August - A Practical Guide to Material Design Implementation (slides)
  • 360|AnDev Denver, July - A Practical Guide to Material Design Implementation (slides, video)
  • ElaConf, November - Preparing for your first talk (slides, video)
  • DroidCon NYC, August - Monetizing Android apps on the Play Store: Integrating in-app billing in your Android app (slides, video)
  • AnDevCon Boston, July - Monetizing Android apps on the Play Store: Integrating in-app billing in your Android app (slides)


  • ElaConf, November - Leadership and Management Panelist (website)
  • Android Alliance Philly, June - Moderator for Ask an Android Developer panel (website, blog)








  • AnDevCon Boston AMA May 2016 - Michael Pehel from AnDevCon Boston and I chat about material design in Android (video)
  • Android Dialogs August 2015 - Chiuki Chan of Android Dialogs and I chat about implementing in-app billing in Android (video)


  • Google & Udacity's Android Study Jam February-March - Taught free Intro to Android course developed by Udacity as part of Google Developer Groups Study Jam series (Android Study Jam Session 1, Android Study Jam Session 2)
  • Girl Develop It Philly May 2015 - Ran a free Java Study Group as a follow up to an Intro to Java class (Teaching Assistant)
  • Girl Develop It Philly February-March 2015 - Was a teaching assistant for two Intro to Java classes, (Intro to Java 1, Intro to Java 2)
  • Girl Develop It Philly March 2014 - Was a teaching assistant for an Intro to Github class (Intro to Github)



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