Successful programmer and blogger Sean Seshadri specializes in helping individuals and businesses understand the tech world and its many possibilities. Through his work in the programming sector, he became an expert in emerging technologies such as blockchain. He is a dedicated worker with the ability to turn a project around in a short amount of time. This makes him a valuable asset to his company.
Seshadri’s interest in tech began early. He started working in the technology sector out of high school. Later, he graduated from Central Washington University with a degree in Computer Science. He travels widely for work, attending technology conferences in all corners of the world. He believes strongly in the free exchange of ideas between countries and corporations. Through his blog, he can connect with readers from around the world and help them trade ideas and share expertise.
When he travels for work, Sean Seshadri often makes note of places and restaurants where he would like to take his wife and children. He is eager to share what he has experienced on work trips with his family. When Sean Seshadri is not working, he spends time with his family in Seattle. He enjoys cooking and planning his next travel adventure. He is an animal lover with two rescue dogs. He also plays the guitar and reads widely for pleasure.
What was your best/favorite subject in school?
My best subject in school was math. Some of my classmates complained about math as the courses became harder, but the more difficult subjects fascinated me. Calculus was my favorite class in high school. It pays to have a strong math background when you are in computer science.
What was your first job?
My first job as a teenager was lifeguarding at the YMCA. Lifeguarding is usually a laid-back job, but you have to be ready to jump into action in a fraction of a second. I also worked at a summer camp for one season. It was a lot of fun to teach swim classes to younger kids.
Where and how did you first get into the industry you currently work in?
I spent the summer between high school and college as an intern in a technology company. My intern experience made me sure that I wanted to continue in computer science in college.
How have those jobs prepared you for what you do now?
Lifeguarding made me quick to react in a crisis. I’ve been able to use this in many different applications over the years. When something goes wrong at work, I’m always the first one on the scene. I make an action plan right away and work to fix the problem before it causes any major issues for our clients. My internship taught me how to work in a group and how to approach a challenge.
Describe the best day of work you’ve ever had.
The best day of work I’ve ever had was when I solved a major issue for a client. They were incredibly grateful that I was able to fix their issue so quickly. My reputation grew thanks to my quick response, and I received a nice bonus from my employer.
How do you keep yourself motivated?
My family is my primary motivation. Everything I do is focused on providing for them and teaching my children how to live their best lives. A spirit of exploration also motivates me. My natural curiosity leads me toward novel approaches to problems.
What kind of business ideas excite you most?
I’m very interested in how VR and robotics are beginning to intersect. VR and augmented reality are beginning to take off in the manufacturing industry. VR is used to control robots and drones, making them more precise and more efficient.
Have you ever tried any unorthodox techniques to attract attention to your business?
I have done several giveaways on my blog. I find that giveaways are a great way to encourage people to share blog posts and increase their reach. One of the best prizes I gave out was a dinner out with me in Seattle. I enjoyed spending time with my winning reader. We had a beneficial exchange of ideas.
What personal achievement are you most proud of?
The personal achievement I am most proud of has a happy family. Everything else comes second to my family. I’m teaching my daughters to code, and their understanding is increasing every year. I enjoy traveling, but I’m happiest when I’m at home with my family.
What wisdom would you have liked to share with yourself when you first started out?
I would tell myself to always believe in my abilities as a blogger and as a programmer. Also, I would have started my blog a few years earlier. I came up with the idea almost ten years ago, but I doubted that it would be successful. Self-doubt makes people miss so many important opportunities in life.