Oh hello there.

My name is Lisa Wray, and I'm an Android developer, speaker, and advocate specializing in user interfaces.

I currently work at the New York Times on their flagship Android app. I have a B.S. from M.I.T. (21E) in music and computer science, and I'm an Android Google Developer Expert.

You can get in touch with me at first last [at] gmail [dot] com. I live to travel and would probably love to speak at your conference--let's talk! You can also find me online at Twitter.


Current Projects

You can see more of my past projects on my GitHub page.

Where have I been?

The New York Times (again). I just couldn't stay away!

Genius. I was the lead (ok, sole member) of the Android team at Genius (formerly Rap Genius). I launched the Android app two months after I joined; it was immediately featured in "New and Updated" and had 1 million+ downloads in its first year. It got raves for its lyrics matching feature and sleek animations and design. It's still the #1 ranked app in Google Play for "Lyrics".

Google. I worked on the Developer Relations team, trying to make life better for developers - first on Android and then Ubiquitous Computing (Glass, Android Wear, Android TV, Android Auto, Cast, and IoT). I did 20% projects like I/O Schedule 2014 and the Santa Tracker app, and I built the first published watch face to use the public API on Android Wear (now open source).

The New York Times. I helped bring their app from Gingerbread to Holo and from a standalone phone app into a world-class, responsive app for all Android devices. I introduced improved typography and layout, using the New York Times' signature fonts, and originally authored features like night mode, saved articles, viewing and reading comments, and many design prototypes. I also built the New York Times for Glass app for Google Glass, which was the first published third-party app.