Technical & creative problem solver based in London, United Kingdom. Earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business informatics. Also certified as a Microsoft engineer and a Xerox engineer in South Africa. Have a wide range of experience to draw from, having been everything from an account executive to a developer. Love travelling, even studying in India and spending time working in South Africa.
Currently Alexa Skills Developer – building voice-based applications.
Previously a Ruby on Rails developer & working for Goodgym. GoodGym helps you get fit by doing good.
Also worked for Sincuru – A startup trying to end food waste ($18bn tonnes of food gets wasted!) so we created the “eBay for food waste” Which was part of the Bethnal Green Ventures Tech accelerator https://bethnalgreenventures.com/start-ups#Alumni
Enjoy collaborating with developers, designers and users in order to make the best possible product. Been to many hackathons and created the world’s first ever Indian wedding iPhone App
Understand the product development process: user stories, personas, emotional design, simplicity, usability and heuristic testing.
Passionate about building the next big thing, using Human-Centered Design. Deep understanding and empathy for users. Launched multiple successful products and features on multiple platforms (iOS, Android, desktop, and web)
Alexa Skills Kit (ASK), AWS, Cloudwatch, Lambda, SSML, Node.js, IAM.
Designing for voice – user stories, writing scripts, flow development
Ruby on Rails,
GIT, Heroku, Amazon S3
Chrome Web Tools
Actionable/ Redis / Websockets
TDD – Rspec/Cucumber/FactoryGirl/Fixtures/Mintest
Postgres / SQL
Basic Machine Learning & IoT using Arduino UNO
Puma / Webrick
API – Mailchimp, Google, Linkedin , Instagram, New Relic, Mandrill , Dropbox.
Payments – Stripe API
CodeClimate / Rubocop / Travis / Airbrake / Debugger / PRY
Weekly Sprints / Daily standups / Trello / Pivotal Tracker
Enjoy: Podcasting, Tech For Good Projects, Writing, Blogging, Coffee & Trying to keep fit!
- You can email me at hello [at] neilpatel [dot] co
Current Side projects (MVP, WIP) – Please Try, would love feedback!
- Subcontractor finder – Use this postcode search to quickly find subcontractors in your area
- Product Pricing Calculator – How much money do you want to make!!!!
- Build a Ruby on Rails w/Instagram Web API I’m teaching a new class on Ruby on Rails.
For an example of what you are building check out www.FindInsta.com . A photo search app that allows anyone to search for images using data using Instagram API. No need to be a technical wiz! Use discount code neil5 for $5 off
- Getting your podcast off the ground (skillshare class)
- Have you thought about starting your own podcast but don’t know where to start? In this 80-minute class, I will walk you through the process of creating & promoting your own podcast. Podcasting is a great way to build an intimate, trusting relationship with your audience.Podcasting is perfect for people with big ideas.
- Finance Tracker App – Check your stocks & your friend’s stocks!
- Code a personal splash page in Ruby on Rails , HTML. & CSS
- My Indian Wedding App – IPhone / Android
- Business development pipeline for startup founders – instructions here
- contributor to foundr magazine, a digital magazine for entrepreneurs
- codecrawl an online resource for people wanting to learn to code
- coderfactory academy – CoderFactory Academy is a technology education provider catering to aspiring tech startup entrepreneurs and app developers
- https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/308937 – Podcasting hosting
- https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/307799 – Podcast branding
- Indian startup show – A weekly podcast show about Indian startups, entrepreneurs and more !. (the Journey So far .. 63 episodes & 200,000 Total listens from Aug2015 – Aug2017)
- Coaching at Codebar.io (London) – codebar is a non-profit initiative that facilitates the growth of a diverse tech community by running regular programming workshops.
- Xerox (South Africa) Employee of the Year