Angela Dugan is a Principal Consultant and Practice Manager for Polaris Solutions, a small technology consulting firm based in Chicago. Her focus as Practice Manager is coaching and supporting clients as they work together to increase their agility and improve their DevOps practices. Angela has been in the software industry since 1999, filling almost every imaginable team role. Prior to joining Polaris, Angela spent over 5 years as a technology evangelist with Microsoft, and almost 9 years as a custom software developer with Software Architects.
Angela is an active technology community member in Chicago and organizes several local conferences including Chicago Code Camp, ThatConference, and St. Louis DevUp. She is a Microsoft ALM MVP, a Certified Scrum master, and a SAFe Program Consultant. Outside of wrangling TFS, Angela is an avid board gamer, an aspiring runner, and a Twitter addict. She is constantly working on her 1910 house in Oak Park with her husband David, where they raise two ornery chickens named Betsy and Gertrude, and a rambunctious puppy named Sadie.