PRIYANKAR KUMAR
SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Experience Timeline

About Me

I currently work as a software engineer at Microsoft in the CSX team (Commercial Sales Experience). As a full-stack developer, I get to dabble with a variety of technologies in front-end, back-end as well as data engineering. This includes React, Typescript, ASP.NET, a lot of Azure services, node.js and many other cool stuff! I have also had extensive experience in building voice apps for Alexa in the past!

On the education front, I have a Bachelor's in Computer Science from Manipal Institute of Technology, India with a minor specialization in Big Data.

I enjoy everything software and computer science. I have also been a partcipant and winner in a lot of hackathons! I also love working on side projects (check 'em out below!)

My Skills

React.js
TypeScript
JavaScript
HTML
CSS
Alexa Skills
Python
Node.js
Next.js
ASP.NET
C#
Azure
Google Assistant Actions
C
C++
Java
Bootstrap
React Native
Big Data

Personal Projects Showcase (Select)

Phone Pi Sensor Streamer
An Android app that allows the user to stream phone sensor info in realtime to a provided server running on their Raspberry Pi/computer.
Resolution Tracker
An Amazon Alexa Skill that helps keep track of your new year resolutions and helps tweet your progress to your followers.
Trivia Quest
An Amazon Alexa game to test your wits and climb on top of a global leaderboard.
Multi-step Wizard Fluent
A fully cuztomizable React component to build your own multi-step forms.
Voice Clues
A cross platform voice game available on Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa built using Jovo.
SMS Genie
An SMS bot to aid in education in remote areas where internet penetration is poor.

Awards and Recognition

  • Nominated: Alexa Star developer of the year 2018, Amazon AI Conclave: Nominated as one of the top two nominees by Amazon among thousands of developers in India.
  • First place, Amazon Alexa Skill Wizards Challenge 2018: Awarded First place amongst participants from all colleges in India.
  • Second Place, Techgig Code Gladiators 2018: Awarded second place in the Amazon Alexa theme
  • Booking.com International Travel Hackathon Finalist 2019: Top 5 Finalist among applicants from 60+ countries
  • Finalist, NEC Digitalzing Education Challenge, 2019:
  • Best Alexa Skill of the month: Awarded by Amazon in the months December 2017, June 2018
  • Runner up, TCS Rural IT Quiz 2013:

Volunteering

  • Microsoft 4Afrika (2020-2021): Peer mentoring college student. Providing technical and other guidance as part of Microsoft Aspire program.
  • Newtonschool Mentor (2020-2021): Helping a cohort of 10 college students take their first steps in the tech industry.
  • Teach Code For Good (2018): Taught Python to kids in a government school.
  • Amazon Alexa Student Influencer: Mentored students in my college in the voice space as part of an official Amazon program for students.