Interviews Sean Seshadri

Published on December 17th, 2018 | by Brandon H


Sean Seshadri

SeanSeshadri is a tech professional, blogger, and public speaker. He is based in Seattle, where he works for one of the world’s largest technology companies. In the course of his job, he works to improve the security of business and customer data, preserving people’s privacy and keeping the company running smoothly.

In addition to his day job, Seshadri is a popular technology blogger. His blog focuses on explaining complex topics to a general audience. He explores changes in mobile technology as well as the new developments in smart homes and the Internet of Things. (IoT) His blog led to a successful career in public speaking, where he shares his insights with technology conference attendees.

Sean Seshadri is a family man with two daughters and two rescued dogs. He enjoys traveling, taking his wifeand children to locations he explored in the course of his speaking career. He is an amateur chef who enjoys bringing global flavors home to his kitchen in Seattle. He also enjoys working on his smart home, bringing the newest technological innovations to his living space.

What are your favorite books?

My favorite books are the Songof Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin. I’m irritated that he hasn’t finished the series yet, especially since the TV show Game of Thrones has passed the book in terms of the plot. I love the multi-layered story and thewealth of well-drawn characters. It can be hard to keep track of everyone.

Business-wise, my favorite book is the biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. He is a polarizing figure, but you can’t deny his outsized impact on the world of technology. It is fascinating to see how his life experiences affected him. Our world owes a lot to his vision.

What’s your favorite type of food?

I love to cook and eat. It’s hard to decide which kind of food is my favorite. If I had to choose, I would say that Japanese food is my favorite. The flavors are so light and fresh. I’m lucky to live in Seattle, where there are many high-quality Japanese restaurants to choose from. I’m learning to make sushi at home, but it’s more difficult than you would think. At least there are many amazing fish markets in the area where I can pick up sushi-grade fish.

Describe your typical day.

In the morning, I take the dogs on a long walk before it’s time to get the kids up for school. The walk helps to center me. I believe that exercise is very important to keep yourself healthy as well as to provide space and time to think. I come up with a lot of great ideas while I am out walking the dogs. By the time I get home from walking the dogs, my daughters are up, and it’s a constant struggle to get them out of the house on time. I typically walk them to the bus stop. After my wife leaves, I spend some time working on security software for my employer. I am down to half-time there so that I can spend more time on my blog and speaking engagements.

When I have my daily programming done, I turn my focus to my blog. I spend time reading technology news and deciding which stories need to be explained. I enjoy keeping on top of the newest developments in the field. I often text friends who are reporters for tech publications. They give me great leads on people to interview for my blog.

In the evening, I spend time with my family. I take the dogs for another walk and spend time with my daughters. They often need help with homework or school projects. My wife and I take turns cooking dinner. I try to be in bed by ten so that I can walk the dogs at six.

What is your favorite thing about working in your industry?

I love the continual developments in the technology field. It’s never boring. Even the smallest changes make a big impact. When I break a story on my blog, I feel a great deal of personal satisfaction. I feel an equal sense of satisfaction when I solve a problem for my company. I’m in awe of the creativity and quick thinking among programmers and tech developers. I want to encourage young people to get into the industry with their fresh ideas.

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Arrogant people are my biggest pet peeve. Know-it-alls get on my nerves. If you have superiorknowledge and skills, you should work on sharing them, not sit back and makefun of those who aren’t as technically savvy as you are.


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