Soft Skills Summit & Hiring Fair




A talk about talks

Effie Barak

Senior and Lead Android Developer and Android GDE

This talk is an intro on why public speaking, how to get started on public speaking including every step of the way: writing an abstract, applying, writing a talk, giving a talk, and following up, I will share tips from my journey as a public speaker, and from the speaker community, and how I started and gained confidence and leveled up my speaking career.

I worked at Quizlet as a Senior Android developer on the Android infrastructure team, responsible for the app's data layer re-write.

Before that I worked at Pinterest as a Senior Android developer on the Android Performance – Core Experience team, and before that I was a Senior Android developer at Udemy.

I began working as a C# developer 10 years ago. I became a mobile developer 5 years ago, and released many Windows and Windows Phone apps. After moving to San Francisco in 2013, I worked for Slack on the Windows Phone app.

I recently moved to Berlin and has been doing some short term gigs while settling down and looking for my next big opportunity.