Brain Candy Contributors

Meet the masterminds behind our TurnKey blog!

Get ready to delve into the minds of our talented writers, discover their passions and explore the stories that inspire them. From industry experts to creative thinkers, our team of authors is ready to take you on a journey of discovery.

So sit back, relax, and let’s dive into the world of our incredible authors.

Subject Matter Experts

Sterling Lanier

Subject matter expert

Sterling Lanier is the co-founder and CEO of TurnKey (, which helps venture-backed startups and high growth companies build and scale dedicated offshore software development teams across Eastern Europe and Latin America.

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Boris Glants

Co-founder, CTO at TurnKey

Subject-matter Expert, co-Founder and CTO of a number of startups. I help software product companies build Yourshore teams in Latin America and Eastern Europe.

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Voices of Experience


Tech Enthusiast

Olivia is a dynamic tech enthusiast and passionate blog writer with over seven years of experience in the tech industry. Graduating from the University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in Computer Science, she quickly found her calling in the rapidly evolving tech landscape.

Her unique blend of technical knowledge, analytical mind, and storytelling abilities gives her an edge in making even the most complex technological concepts accessible and engaging to her readers. Olivia has a knack for identifying the latest tech trends and distilling their implications into a digestible, engaging format.

Over the years, Olivia has covered a wide array of topics, from AI advancements, software development trends, to the rise of crypto and blockchain technology. She also has a keen interest in exploring the ethical considerations and societal impacts of emerging technologies.

Her work has appeared in major tech publications like TechCrunch, Wired, and VentureBeat. Olivia’s passion for technology is not just limited to her professional life; she is an avid coder and enjoys building apps during her spare time. She believes in the power of technology to transform lives and is committed to helping her readers understand and embrace the digital revolution.

With her deep understanding of the tech industry and her commitment to informed, accessible writing, Olivia is a trusted voice in the tech blogging sphere.

Olha Didenko

Researcher & Creative Writer
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I’m a creative writer and researcher focused on exploring the current tech workforce and its shifts. I’m your gal if you need to know where to find the best developers in the world!

Andrew Ketner

Engineering Expert, former CTO
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With over 15 years in the engineering trenches, I’m your guide to navigating the complex world of software development. Hailing from the sunny shores of California, I’ve honed my expertise in the heart of innovation. My journey includes a remarkable tenure as the CTO of a startup that redefined the intersection of tech and sustainability. At this cutting-edge venture, we crafted solutions to optimize energy consumption in smart homes, pioneering eco-friendly tech that resonated with the industry.

Drawing from my extensive decade-long experience in software engineering, I’m here to spill the beans on the most efficient strategies for development. Remote team collaboration? Well, that’s my playground. I’ve successfully led teams dispersed across the globe, proving that distance is no barrier to innovation.

Whether it’s dissecting the intricacies of coding or orchestrating seamless collaboration in a virtual workspace, I’ve got you covered. Join me on this journey as we uncover the secrets to efficient development and the art of making remote teamwork, well, work. California dreaming? No, just California engineering. Let’s build something amazing together!

Michael Brown

Veteran Tech Journalist & AI Advocate
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Venture into the realms of innovation with me, a seasoned tech journalist & AI advocate, boasting a robust 20 years of experience in the ever-evolving tech landscape. My journey is intertwined with several major AI projects, where I’ve witnessed the birth and evolution of groundbreaking technologies.

As a passionate advocate for progress, my expertise lies in the dynamic duo of data science and AI. From predictive analytics to machine learning, I’ve delved into the intricacies of cutting-edge tech, driving advancements that shape the future of data-driven solutions.

Throughout my career, I’ve had the privilege of decoding the complexities of AI for a broader audience. Whether demystifying the intricacies of neural networks or uncovering the potential of natural language processing, I’m committed to making tech accessible to all.

An interesting facet of my professional life? Well, I’ve been a firsthand witness to the transformative power of AI in industries as diverse as healthcare, finance, and transportation. My knack for staying ahead of the curve has allowed me to share insights that not only inform but also inspire.

Join me on this journey, where passion meets progress, and let’s continue building the future together.

Daria Spizheva

Technology and software expert and author

I’m a writer with a passion for technology and a firm believer that the key to explaining detailed technical and business information is simplifying it into concepts everyone can understand.

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Stacy Diachenko

Tech expert
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With a Master of Arts in Technology for Translation and Interpreting (yes it’s as cool as it sounds!), I’m 100% a technophile and wordsmith. I love making tech stuff sound human, and I constantly stay on top of the latest trends in technology. My goal is to write fun, insightful articles that are always ahead of the curve.

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Masters of the Craft (Past Contributors)

Andrew Fisher

Technology and software development expert and author
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Hey there! I’m a tech enthusiast who jumped into the content creation game way back when it wasn’t the cool thing to do. Originally from the tech hotspot of Silicon Valley, I’ve lived and breathed the industry from the get-go. I’ve spent time in the vibrant tech scenes of Seattle and Austin, picking up skills and staying ahead of the curve.

My expertise? Well, I’m your go-to person for software development, cloud computing, IoT solutions, data migration, and offshore staffing. I’ve been around the block, contributing to some major players in the tech world.

I’ve always been drawn to the cutting edge, diving into IoT solutions and pushing the boundaries of cloud computing. And let’s not forget the nitty-gritty of data migration – making sure businesses smoothly transition into the digital age.

One of my passions is changing the game in offshore staffing. I’ve been at the forefront, reshaping how companies tap into global talent. So, if you’re looking for someone who’s been there, done that, and is still saying, “Let’s go!”—well, that’s me. Let’s dive into the tech world together!

Amy Howitzer

Technology expert and author
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Technology and software development expert and author.

Jane Sorokina

Senior Technology Writer

I’m a former science journalist that likes to connect the dots between science and technology.

May Ohiri

Software Development Expert
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I’m a medical doctor who also loves to write (yeah, I know what you’re thinking already), but I’ve always been passionate about technology. I believe the key to creating greater technical knowledge is simplifying software development into concepts everyone can understand.

The Skills and Expertise of Our Contributors Team

We are proud to work with a team of diverse individuals who bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our projects. Our contributors come from a range of fields including technology, design, marketing, and business. Each member of our team has a unique perspective and skill set that allows us to approach projects from multiple angles and achieve innovative solutions.

On this page, you can learn more about our contributors, their backgrounds, and their contributions to our team.

Analytics Team

Ira Gutnik

Marketing specialist
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Ira Gutnik is an accomplished Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and Director of Brand Strategy with a strong focus on technology and software development. With extensive experience in the field, Ira has established a reputation as a trusted thought leader in the industry. She possesses a deep understanding of the latest technological advancements and has a proven track record of developing and executing successful marketing strategies for companies in the tech sector since 2016.

Alex Pedchenko

Tech Enthusiast
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I’ve got a good handle on the latest tech stuff like AI, IoT, and programming languages like Python, PHP, HTML. Really into how these can change industries and shake up businesses. Apart from research, you will find me on the field playing ultimate frisbee or on a snowboard.

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  • Ph.D of Building from National University «Yuri Kondratyuk Poltava Polytechnic»

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  • My research on the workforce in Ukraine’s tech sector has received a lot of positive feedback.

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