About Me


I'm Yegor Bugayenko (Russian: Его́р Бугае́нко), a programmer, founder, investor, and philanthropist.

As a programmer, I write mostly in Java, but also in Ruby, PHP, and JavaScript. I'm the founder and lead architect of takes.org and rultor.com. Here are my favorite books about software engineering, and a detailed description of my work environment. I'm an Oracle Certified Master and Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect (OCMEA). Besides that, I'm a proud holder of ZCE, ZFCE, and OCUP certifications. I've also written a book about object-oriented programming, called Elegant Objects, plus a few other books.

As a founder and CEO of Zerocracy, a software engineering and management platform with an absolutely unique methodology called XDSD, I'm the author of a few patent applications, including Puzzle-Driven Development (PDD) Method and Software and Method for Software Cost Estimating Using Scope Champions. I'm a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®). Besides that, I'm a proud holder of RUP, PRINCE2 Foundation, MCP, and COSMIC certificates.

As an investor at SeedRamp.com, I've made a few investments, but I've got no results yet :)

As a philanthropist, I donate a few thousand dollars every year (started in 2015) to the best open-source project at the time, which I pick myself out of about a hundred in a more or less fair competition.

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Ah, one more thing. I'm a big fan of good movies, so here's my list of the ones I would recommend you watch. Also, here is my list of favorite fiction books.

Just in case, my public PGP key is 23C2244F.

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