Charles Taylor, 2017-18

Charles Taylor KIPP ENC

KIPP Eastern North Carolina Alumnus

Charles has long been passionate about a career in the technology industry. He attended Duke University where he earned degrees in Computer Science, Visual and Media Studies and a Certificate in Information Science and Information Studies. During his time at Duke, he developed an interest in simplifying customer experiences through concentrating on iterative design. Pursuing his passion for technology and design, Charles began his career as part of Liberty Mutual’s Technical Development Program. There, he worked as a Business Analyst where he drove product design and the creation of a formalized rapid prototyping design process. He also spent time as a Technical Lead where he lead a team in their Agile transformation and adoption of continuous integration and continuous development principles. Since joining Microsoft as a Program Manager for Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), Charles has married his experience in product design and Agile software development to develop first-class Agile experiences for customers using VSTS to drive their own software development pipelines. As he looks ahead, Charles is actively seeking opportunities to refine his skills, and grow in his field, with the aspiration of becoming a leader in the tech industry and his community.

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