Seetha Annamraju

Android Engineer | Speaker | Mentor | Volunteer


Location

San Francisco, CA

Intro

What I am all about.

Hello! I am an Android Engineer at Velos Mobile, a mobile dev shop in beautiful San Francisco that focuses on taking good ideas and building great apps. I previously worked as a software developer at Amazon Lab126, and then went on to launch my own startup in the food tech space. Through lessons learned, I started advising early stage startups on idea validation and market fit. I have a Master's degree in Mobility and a Bachelor's in Electrical and Computer Engineering. I enjoy solving problems in the mobile landscape, and give special attention to user experience and rapid prototyping.

In my free time, I travel around the world and learn about new cultures.

Speaker Profile

I speak at conferences and workshops.

Droidcon San Francisco,
Nov 25, 2019

“The Journey From Legacy Code to Idiomatic Kotlin”: Spoke about key steps in converting your Java codebase to efficient, idiomatic Kotlin.

View slides here.

Watch it here.


Make School, San Francisco
Sept 27, 2019

Spoke on the value of grit when faced with challenges, and how to develop grit in my talk, "Showing Grit in the Face of Adversity".


Instructor at OpenClassrooms

Developed an upcoming Android course for OpenClassrooms, the #1 online education platform in Europe.


droidCon Berlin,
June 27, 2018

Spoke about specific tools and methods for figuring out idea's market fit, engaging users, and building out MVP in my talk, "Beyond The Code: Lessons On Building Your Android MVP".

View slides here.

Watch it here.


Velos weekend of Kotlin workshop,
June 9-10, 2018

Led a 2-day Kotlin workshop for intermediate Android developers.

Skills

Wonder Woman would be jealous.
95%

Android

95%

Java

90%

Kotlin

95%

Git

75%

Firebase

80%

AWS

95%

Agile Development

95%

Rapid prototyping

80%

SQL

50%

Matlab

30%

Photoshop

40%

HTML5

40%

CSS3

Experience

Yes. I've been around.
Nov 2016 – Present

Velos Mobile

Android Engineer

San Francisco, CA

Offer Android development services to clients.

Feb 2016 – Oct 2016

IgniteCube

Co-Founder, Mobile and Growth Engineer

Sunnyvale, CA

Offer development, UX, and branding services to local upcoming startups, and help them launch their ideas.

Sep 2015 – Oct 2016

Bitemonk

Co-Founder, Mobile Engineer

Sunnyvale, CA

  • An app to empower the food allergic community to eat out through personalized menus.
  • Launched pilot with restaurants to understand market fit, and closed beta to food-allergic community.
  • Sep 2013 – Sep 2015

    Amazon Lab126

    Software Developer

    Sunnyvale, CA

  • Worked full-time as a software developer on new technology initiatives
  • Implemented proof-of-concepts for new ideas including rapid prototypes, UX, and user testing
  • Wrote software for Amazon Echo
  • May 2013 – Dec 2013

    Amazon Lab126

    Software Development Intern

    Sunnyvale, CA

  • Designed and developed an end-to-end recruiting application for the HR team on the Kindle Fire
  • Tools Used: Java/Eclipse, Ruby on Rails, Amazon AWS SDK, AWS Services, LucidChart, Adobe Photoshop
  • Jan 2012 – Jun 2012

    Colgate-Pamolive

    Operations Technician Intern

    Piscataway, NJ

  • Monitoring, reporting, and handling any issues of transports being moved into production.
  • Tools Used: CA Technologies Workload Control Center, IBM Tivoli, IBM Connections, UNIX
  • May 2011 – Jan 2012

    Colgate-Pamolive

    SAP Security Intern

    Piscataway, NJ

  • Worked with SAP function modules and ABAP scripts to produce reports
  • Provided software development support to the Security team, and wrote test scripts for any new processes and for training purposes
  • Tools Used: ABAP, Solution Manager, JavaScript, Excel, Business Tools, Identity Management (Netweaver)
  • Education

    Lazy isn't in my vocabulary.
    2012 – 2014

    Carnegie Mellon University

    M.S. Information Technology - Mobility

    Pittsburgh, PA

    2008 – 2012

    Rutgers University

    B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering

    New Brunswick, NJ

  • Graduated with High Honors in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
  • ARESTY research program
  • Women in Computer Science (WCS)
  • Projects

    Yes, I like to work on side projects!

    United States Geological Services – Innovation Center

    Redesigned the entire static website for the Innovation Center website to be more engaging and mobile-friendly.


    VolunteerNow!

  • Led a team of students to conduct user studies, design, and implement a mobile application that will motivate users to volunteer more in their community.
  • Tools Used: Java/Eclipse, Facebook SDK, Google App Engine.

  • CASA: Context-Aware Scalable Authentication

  • The purpose of this project was to create a mobile application that will help balance security and usability for authentication depending on the user’s environment.
  • Using passive factors and network preferences of users to determine whether to lock, unlock phone, or to ask for more levels of authentication.
  • Tools Used: Java/Eclipse

  • Intelligent scheduling of Weekly Activities with mobile phones

  • Created a mobile application for the user that will intelligently decide the most efficient order of events one should complete in a day based on user requirements.
  • Users would benefit by saving time, gas, and the need to plan ahead manually for the whole week.
  • Tools Used: Google APIs, Eclipse
  • Awards

    Happy times!

    Patents

    Wrote simulation framework to validate ML algorithms for determining user’s position in automobile via mobile sensors (Patent # 9357054)


    Volunteer Now!

    Won 1st place in Mobile & Pervasive Computing Services Project Fair.


    Hackathons

  • AT&T Mobile App Hackathon (2013), Honorable Mention
  • Amazon Social Hackday (2013), People Choice Awards Winner

  • Merit Scholarship Recipient

  • James Dickson Carr Merit Scholarship Fall ’08 – Spring ‘12
  • General Engineering Scholarship Fall ’09 – Spring ‘12
  • 2011 and 2012 Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing NSF Scholarship
  • Carnegie Mellon Information Networking Institute Scholarship
  • BrainTrack Computer Science Scholarship Fall ‘12

  • Dean's list

    Spring ’09, ’10, ’11, ‘12 & Fall ‘09 & ’10

    Activities

    Other activities.

    Developer Tutorials

  • HP AppPulse
  • Salesforce

  • Mentor, Hackbright Academy


    'OurCS' Organizing Committee (2013)


    SWELL (Society of Women Engineers Leading and Learning) – (2011-2012)

    Helped freshmen with their introductory classes, and finding internships and research opportunities.


    Research Conferences

  • Vision Sciences Society Convention in Naples, FL – May 2010
  • OurCS conference at Carnegie Mellon University – March 2011
  • Grace Hopper Celebration – November 2011, October 2012
  • Android apps

    My apps in the play store.

    Seasonal

    Seasonal helps you find the tastiest and freshest in season produce around you. 100% Kotlin.
    Seasonal App