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Dawn Kuczwara's PofileDawn Kuczwara

While she hates to admit it, Dawn has been working in IT for almost 20 years. From developer to Vice President, Dawn’s had the opportunity to be a part of so many projects, and so many great teams. She had never considered management until an annual review, some 15 years ago, when her move to leadership was discussed as a foregone conclusion. Since that time, she has thrown herself into being a leader who balances a compassionate and fun work environment with getting shit done. She strives to see work issues from all sides, always keeping in mind the wisdom of Morticia Addams – “What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.”

Dawn’s a bit like a shark – she needs to keep finding new challenges that keep her moving forward. To that end, she recently made the shift from working in IT and leading knowledge workers, to writing about these topics. You can find some of her writing on her own blog, Tech Out of Water, as well as on Medium. Or, if you like fewer words, follow Dawn on Twitter, or email her at



Jer Lance's ProfileJer Lance

Jer has been writing software off and on since shortly after he first got his hands on a Tandy TRS-80 at the age of 8. Legend has it, his development skills have not improved appreciably since then. Aside from writing software, Jer has been paid money in exchange for his services in a wide range of jobs: project management, event planning, fast food, roofing, carpentry, networking, teaching, business and technical consulting, leading teams, and remodeling kitchens and bathrooms.

If the weather is nice, you’ll find Jer out kayaking or camping; and when it’s not you’ll probably find him curled up in the house with one of two dogs that are definitely not his reading a good book or watching an episode of Gilmore Girls or Scrubs.

Follow Jer’s every thought on Twitter or his blog, and you can email him at!