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Prototyping with Jetpack Compose

Ben Oberkfell

Senior Android Engineer

The New York Times

Ben is a Senior Android Engineer on the games team at The New York Times, helping build the Android experience for the Crosswords product. Ben's also built Android products at American Express and Jive Software. He lives in St. Louis, where he is co-organizer of the local chapter of the Google Developers Group.


We set out to prototype a Jetpack Compose user interface for a real-world Android game: The New York Times Crossword. This is a fun challenge, because the game board is a complex view, chock full of stateful elements! Join us to see how we got started, what we learned, and some sample code.