A Look at Our Event with Audible's Mobile Leaders
On April 17th, PowerToFly collaborated with Audible for our third event at their Newark, New Jersey headquarters. The night centered around two comprehensive tech talks lead by Audible's mobile leaders that provided deep dives into the Audible platform and general best practices for mobile tech. Before and after the presentations, attendees were free to network with their peers and members of the Audible team while enjoying amazing food and refreshments.
The night kicked off with a welcome address by Jeff Kobos, Sr. Director, Software Development; Huijie Miao, Sr. Manager, Software Development and Chandana Kanchangari, Sr. Manager, Software Development who greeted out attendees and acted as hosts throughout the evening.
The night's first tech talk centered on Kotlin Multiplatform and was led by Software Engineers Ankit Somani and Pedro Veloso. The second presentation was from Software Development Engineers Ana Ma and Sunayna Jain and focused on Accessibility in iOS. After each talk, our attendees had the opportunity to ask questions directly to presenters.
The night wasn't over! Attendees stuck around to enjoy more networking time and the event concluded with a raffle of two Amazon Echoes for a couple of lucky attendees.
A truly global company, Audible's worldwide community downloads almost two billion hours of material annually. Along with their world headquarters in Newark, Audible has offices all over the world including London, Berlin and Tokyo. Their competitive benefits include restricted stock units, parental leave, commuter benefits, a fully stocked kitchen, fitness reimbursements and Amazon discounts.
Visit Audible's page on PowerToFly to learn more about the company and their open roles.
Members of the Audible team mingle with attendees.
Some of the great food at the event.
Networking before the evening's presentations.
Jeff Kobos, Sr. Director, Software Development
Chandana Kanchangari, Sr. Manager, Software Development
Huijie Miao, Sr. Manager, Software Development
Software Engineers Ankit Somani and Pedro Veloso
Software Development Engineers Ana Ma and Sunayna Jain
Our speakers also took questions from the audience.
A packed house!
A great night at Audible.
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