Sierra OBryan dot com
android enthusiast • diversity advocate • she/her


ABOUT ME


Physicist turned Mobile Engineer currently in Cincinnati, OH working at Atomic Robot.

I'm interested in making tech more accessible for more people. I love solving challenging problems, building beautiful and accessible Android apps with diverse and inclusive teams, and trying to lower the barrier of entry for aspiring developers.

I like exploring new libraries, features, and architectures and learning better ways to build Android projects and sharing my knowledge with the community.


FUN FACTS


On Fridays, I host Android office hours where I try to answer your most pressing Android questions.

I'm a co-author on this paper about stars✨.

I have an eclectic collection of accent chairs, glasses, and statement earrings.

THINGS I'VE WORKED ON


🦷 Oral B
Live Brushing experience for Bluetooth paired handles

Current project

Described by some as delivering brushing intelligence at the next level; described by one as "possibly the worst app of all times"

✈️ Sporty's Pilot Training
Offline quiz functionality + data syncing

💵 5/3 Mobile Banking
MultiCard support in the app and backend services

💸 ChasePay
OG Chase digital wallet with vendor integration

Sunsetted in 2020


WHAT ELSE


I launched and direct the Cincinnati Chapter of Women Who Code. I also lead Women Who Code Mobile and plan lots of cool mobile events. I mentor some really great folks and I'm working on a MS in Computer Science at NKU.

PERSONAL PROJECTS


A collection of DEI rescourses for better hiring in tech

Can I be a Developer? dot com

A collection of Android example apps used for mentoring, talks, and demos

#WomenWhoCodeCrushWednesday


NEW TO ANDROID?


That's great! You'll need to know a little Kotlin and Android. I recommend Google Code Labs, Udacity, and Ray Wenderlich to get started! But there are so many other great (free!) resources!


WHERE TO FIND ME


You can always find me hanging out in the Women Who Code Cincinnati Slack and the Women Who Code Mobile Slack. Join and say hi! Or you can follow me on Twitter. I occasionally make jokes about Android.


TALKS AND INTERVIEWS



Lessons in Tech Panel • Koin, Hilt, & Mockk: Introduction and Demo [Code][Code][Recording] • Women of Mobile Panel [Recording] • DataBinding in Android [Code][Recording] • Using Flutter to build a Geo-Spatial App [Code] • Cincinnati Tech Tea • Intro to JSON & Flutter [Code][Recording] • Beyond the Smartphone Panel • Navigation Components [Code] • Android DataStore [Code] • Accessibility in Android [Slides][Recording]• Intro to Git and GitHub [Slides] • Friends that Code Podcast • Fly Fast With Flutter: Building your first mobile app [Materials] • Women In Tech Panel • Getting Started with ML Kit (Lightning) [Code][Slides] • Getting Started with ML Kit (Full) [Code][Slides] • Intro to Android [Underdog Devs] • Android for Everyone [Bank of America WIT&O Learning Series][Slides] • TechDecomposed WWDC21 Keynote Post show [Recording] • Android for Everyone: Getting Started with Jetpack Compose [co-presented with Alexx Mitchell][Materials][Recording][Featured]




people say nice things about me on the internet sometimes.






Thank you!

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