Charles Watkins

Charles Watkins

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👋 Hello!

I'm Charles Watkins (@charlesw_dev

Here’s a run through of my background and some commonly asked questions. Let’s connect on these channels:

🤔 Who am I?

I’m a Developer Advocate at Stripe, a publishing company that builds payment APIs and economic infrastructure. When I’m not blogging on dev.to, contributing to open-source examples or projects, or live streaming, I’m looking for new places to hike with my wife in not-so-sunny Seattle, WA.

🛠 Favorite technologies, frameworks, and top programming languages:

Python (Flask/Django), Node (Express/Fastify), Vue.js, React, SQL, GraphQL, Stripe, Google Cloud Platform, Google Analytics, Google Ads

🧳 What have I done?

You can see my resume on LinkedIn page , but here's a quick recap of what I’ve done so far:

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Stripe

  • Senior Developer Advocate: Wrote technical tutorials, built demos, and influenced the direction of Stripe’s SDKs and APIs by gathering insights and feedback from the developer community.
  • Senior Integration Engineer: Led integrations of Stripe's payments solutions from architecture to code implementation for enterprise users and crafted technical content demonstrating industry best practices.

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Google

  • Customer Solutions Engineer: Developed and delivered customized demos, proofs-of-concepts, and applications as a full-stack engineer.
  • Customer Engineer, Data Analytics: Led technical sales process, from technology advocacy and discovery to solution briefing and prototyping, for marketing technology sales opportunities; built code samples and workshops for events showcasing marketing via the Google Cloud Platform.

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Yale University

  • Earned a Bachelor of Science Degree
  • Spent a summer semester abroad in Kenya, played IM basketball, and majored in psychology

🤝 Let's connect

To start, the best way to reach out is over Twitter or LinkedIn.

I'm open to speaking at conferences, being a guest on dev livestreams, and playing PC games.

If you'd like my assistance, it would help to make your request clear and provide the details in advance of a conversation.

~ Charles / @charlesw_dev

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