Dan Wyks

Dan Wyks is a senior software engineering leader based in Colorado. With nearly 25 years of experience in the software engineering industry and a passion for leadership, Agile methodologies, modern engineering practices, and Developer Experience (devX), he’s had a diverse career.

Dan started as an entry-level software tester after spending six months in a client-server certificate program (boot camp?) at George Washington University. He applied the skills acquired in that program to subsequent positions as a PowerBuilder and Oracle developer in commercial and federal government contractor positions holding many roles including DBA, Technical Lead, Lead Business Analyst, Project Manager, and Test Director.

He left the government contracting world in 2012 and started navigating the software engineering leadership path; coaching, leading, and growing a number of teams along the way.

Over the past 15 years, Dan has focused on learning and applying Lean and Agile methodologies as a proud member of the Agile Denver (AD) community and AD’s Kanban Community of Practice.

If you want to know how to pronounce Dan’s last name, just remember “Dan Wyks likes bikes.” and make it rhyme!

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