Who is Gage Ames?

My name is Gage Ames. I am currently employed as a Software Engineer at Microsoft on the Skype team. I have been known to spend hours on the computer writing code for no special purpose or just browsing the web. I have a thirst for knowledge and always want to learn new things. I am personable and helpful to those in need, especially when it is computer help that is desired.


  • Penn State University Park
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics
  • Class of 2014
  • DuBois Area Senior High School
  • Class of 2010


  • Microsoft | Skype Media Intelligence Team
  • Software Engineer • June 2014 – Present
  • Microsoft | Skype Media Server TeamSkype.com
  • Software Development Engineer in Test Intern • Summer 2013
    • Created a C# Windows Forms application for Lync interoperability testing.
    • Studied various Video Teleconferencing (VTC) devices’ SDP payloads and SIP behavior.
    • Contributed to an internal testing framework for Lync Server.
    • Worked with multiple Scrum teams to gather periodic project feedback and resolve dependencies.
  • Microsoft | Lync Server Teamproducts.office.com/skype-for-business
  • Software Development Engineer in Test Intern • Summer 2012
    • Developed a web dashboard using ASP.NET MVC to track and analyze large-scale software deployments.
    • Wrote automated unit tests to ensure my project’s integrity and functionality throughout its lifetime.
    • Collaborated across multiple teams to refine project features and integrate with an existing web support portal.
  • Analytical Graphics, Inc.www.AGI.com
  • Software Development Intern • Summer 2011
    • Developed UI plugins for AGI’s Satellite Tool Kit (STK) software.
    • Created and converted tutorial applications demonstrating the latest features in the STK API.
    • Awarded STK Certification in recognition of expert knowledge and the ability to provide support for STK.
  • DuBois Area School Districtwww.dasd.k12.pa.us
  • MIS Intern • Summer 2009 and Summer 2010
    • Assisted in the migration from Windows XP to Windows 7 using Windows Deployment Services.
    • Performed network upgrades such as switch replacement and rewiring.
    • Gained experience with virtual server configuration and load management, as well as physical server repair.
    • Installed and configured a web-based Course Management System (Moodle™) for use throughout the school district.
  • Johnson Motors, Inc.www.JohnsonAuto.com
  • Assistant Website Manager • November 2007 – August 2010
    • Create and update website content and inventory database, including photographing the vehicles.

Community Involvement

  • Relay For Life of DuBois
  • Online Chair • 2008 – 2012
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters School Based Mentoring

School Activities

  • President of the Association for Computing Machineryacm.psu.edu (2013)
  • Webmaster for the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) – clubs.psu.edu/nscs
  • Member of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)