lisa wray

blondes make better engineers


Fifty Shades of Gray Generator. My natural language generator made it to the front page of Reddit, was featured on, and got almost a million hits in the first 24 hours. It uses a hand-built context-free grammar to produce strikingly convincing passages from the eponymous novels. Among people who have not read the book, it passes the Turing Test. Check it out on GitHub.

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Where have I been?

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.

M.I.T. I have a B.S. in Humanities and Engineering (21E if you're counting) in music and computer science.

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