Dennis Stepp

Product Owner

“Clean code always looks like it was written by someone who cares.” – Robert C. Martin

"All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity." – Gordie Howe

Dennis delivers innovative software solutions that enhance the customer experience and maximize business value. Building upon over eight years of software engineering experience, he assists technologists in architecture, automation, design, implementation, testing, and workflow. He continuously broadens his skills through game development, conference speaking, and networking within the software development community. Dennis is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) with the Scrum Alliance.



Fun Facts

Mac or PC: “PC—Got to go with PC because PC games are awesome.”

Favorite artist: “Lake Street Dive, Blue Mafia, Dan Tyminski, Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, Freddie King, Howlin’ Wolf, Sarah Jarosz, The Guess Who, Nobuo Uematsu.”

Favorite thing as a child: “As a kid, I was fascinated by all things related to space exploration. In elementary school, I would always check out books related to the planets (there were 9 back then) and the Voyager and Viking missions.”

Special hobbies/interests: “I am a stage manager for bluegrass music at the Earl Park Fall Festival in Earl Park, Indiana. The festival happens over Labor Day weekend and has been happening for over 40 years. My grandfather was one of the founding board members of the festival and after his passing, I began to get more involved. Additionally, for the last couple of years, I have been playing ice hockey and traveled to tournaments in Louisville, KY and Nashville, TN. I’ve been playing center position mostly, but now I got some goalie equipment and giving that a try.”

Location: Knoxville, TN. “I grew up in a small town: Fowler, Indiana. After getting my B.S. in Computer Science at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, I worked for Health Care Service Corporation in Chicago, IL. After two years in Chicago, I moved to Knoxville and have been here for five years.”

Other: “I have a dog named Dusty. He is either eating trash, barking at birds, or sleeping (I think he can do all three at once in his dreams). I also have been doing game development with Unibear Studio and we have been working on several projects in our free time. I’m a conference speaker and have spoken in Louisville, KY, Knoxville, TN, Huntsville, AL, and Murfreesboro, TN. I also built and maintain,, and my blog”

Extra Credit

  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)