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Employee Spotlight

Summer Crawford

How did you first learn about Demand Driven Technologies?

A recruiter named Taylor reached out to me on LinkedIn and presented me the opportunity to work at the company as a Business Analyst. I was really excited when he reached out to me because I wanted to make a pivot within a career in tech, but I was unsure of where to start. With researching the company and going through the interview process, I knew this company would be a great fit for me as well as me contributing to the growth of the company.

How do you balance your career at Demand Driven Technologies and family?

I attend Georgia State University majoring in Sociology with a minor in Computer Information Systems. I am involved in a few organizations such as Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Incorporated, Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity Incorporated, and the Georgia State ROTC program. I quickly learned that multitasking will never get you anywhere 😅. I make sure that the time I allotted for certain things such as family, school, work, etc are centered around just those activities. It helps to make sure I am more so present in what I am doing.

How has Demand Driven Technologies helped you in your career development?

When a task seemed daunting or I had no idea where to start, I had a habit of procrastinating a task because of fear not wanting to seem like I did not know what I was doing. I always tend to sit back and observe, which at times it is useful. With Demand Driven Tech, it pushes me to just try anyway and if I am unsure then to ask questions. It is showing me how to be more so proactive in any given situation.

What are your hobbies outside of work?

I love collecting vinyl's. Every other Sunday, my best friend Tell and I will go to the record store and look at vinyl's. I love to work out. It helps me stay grounded and sets my energy into a positive mood. Boxing became a hobby that I enjoyed immediately. Strangely, it teaches me how to remain calm and untensed. You get better results that way.

Do you have a favorite quote?

"I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't Quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a Champion.'" -Muhammad Ali One of the Drill Sergeants told me this quote when I had an honest conversation with him about being unsure about the military. I was in basic camp, and I hated it. I wanted to give up, but thankfully I had him to push me to keep moving forward. I remind myself of this quote from time to time.

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