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Angela Ann Dugan
( Angela Dugan )
Angela is a Principal Consultant and the ALM Practice Manager at Polaris Solutions.
Angela Dugan is a Principal Consultant and Practice Manager for Polaris Solutions, a technology based consulting firm based out of Chicago, Denver, and St. Louis. Angela has been in software development since 1999, filling roles including business analyst, developer, tester, project manager, agile coach, and architect. Prior to joining Polaris, Angela spent 5 years as a technology evangelist with Microsoft, where her passion for working with the local tech community and encouraging/supporting young women interested in breaking into a technology focused career was sparked. In late 2011, she followed her passion to Polaris, where she could be far more hands-on with her customers, and is now running the Agile and DevOps Practice at Polaris Solutions. Angela also runs the Chicago ALM user group, is an active organizer and speaker at several local conferences including Chicago Code Camp and ThatConference, is a Microsoft ALM MVP, a Certified Scrum master, and a SAFe Program Consultant. Outside of wrangling organizational transformations, Angela is an avid board gamer, an accidental Crossfitter, an aspiring crafty diva, 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 Betsy and Gertrude and a rambunctious GSP named Sadie.