Charles Watkins

Charles Watkins

Speaker Info

👋 Hello!

I'm Charles Watkins

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 Support Engineer at Grammarly, a tech company that builds AI-powered writing tools for the digital world. When I’m not blogging on, 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’s my story?

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



  • Developer Support Engineer: Support developers integrating the Grammarly Text Editor SDK by answering questions across all support channels, automating support workflows, and influencing the direction of Grammarly’s developer platform by gathering insights and feedback from the developer community.



  • 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.



  • 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.


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 through LinkedIn.

I'm open to speaking at conferences, being a guest on dev live streams, 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


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