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.

By the way, I'm also an amateur artist, check buy my paintings.

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

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