About Me


At the age of five I was handed a kit with instructions. I did not follow the the instructions. This has been my life. I'm a hacker, maker, prototyper, programmer, engineer, and aspiring storyteller. Currently I'm taking on contracts to build all sorts of Amazon Alexa Skills. I graduated with a degree in engineering after tackling both mechanics and computer science. This has been the perfect combination and it's allowed me to excel in the developing world of IoT (the Internet of Things).

Since you're here, have a look around, check out my projects and if you feel so compelled reach out to me and we'll build an Amazon Alexa skill together. Alexa skills can help compliment your service, promote your business, or engage your customers. Voice UI is a brave new world. I'm ready to talk, are you? (860) 759 - 718Five.

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Skills


95

Amazon Alexa

65

Public Speaking

85

Adobe Illustrator

70

Internet of Things

80

Prototyping

80

Premiere Pro

Portfolio


Some Stats


6

Published Alexa Skills

40

Total Alexa Skills

18

Years Making

1.618

Favorite Number

Experience


  • Jul 2017
    -
    Present

    San Francisco, CA

    Amazon Alexa Skill Developer

    West Hartford Co-working: Hired as a contract employee to research, design, and build an Amazon Alexa Skill to automate co-working processes.

    The Hustle: Created a skill to enable their daily email news letter headlines to be read aloud on Amazon Alexa.

    More projects underway.

  • Apr 2017
    -
    Jun 2017

    Syncspace.io

    IoT Product Manager and Researcher

    Hired as a contract employee to lead development efforts of a new line of internet connected office furniture. Coordinated customer interviews, feature validation, design sprints, prototyping, and testing of internet enabled prototype furniture.

  • Jan 2017
    -
    Mar 2017

    FCP Euro

    Contract Developer

    Converted an inhouse employee review tool into a SaaS product.

Education


  • 2016
    -
    2017

    Coding Interview University

    Unofficial Degree in Computer Science

    I spent six months pounding through the Coding Interview Univeristy assembled here on Github.

  • 2012
    -
    2016

    University of Connecticut

    Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering

    Mechanical Engineer by day, Computer Scientist by night.

  • 2008
    -
    2012

    East Hampton High School

    High School Degree

    Salutatorian. Second only to my identical twin brother. Track, X-Country, Tennis, Sailing, + Some homework.

Contact


San Francisco, CA 94110

calebcgates@gmail.com

+1 860 759 7185