About Me


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

As a founder and CEO of Zerocracy, a software engineering and management platform with an absolutely unique methodology called XDSD (watch this video). Most of the ideas behind the methodology I explained in my book Code Ahead. 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 7, PRINCE2 Foundation, MCP, and COSMIC certificates.

As a programmer, I write mostly in Java, but also in Ruby, PHP, and JavaScript (watch this). I’m the founder and lead architect of Zold, Cactoos, Takes, Rultor, and a few others. 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 series about object-oriented programming, called Elegant Objects, plus a few other books, and founded a movement for better OOP.

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.

Here is my resume and its longer and boring version.

Once a month, I send a summary email of my writing activity. If you’re interested in knowing what’s going on here, I can add you to my mailing list. Just give me your email address and briefly explain who you are and why you’re interested (I’m trying to avoid anonymous subscribers).

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By the way, this is what some people think about me and this blog: testimonials (18+, be careful!).

I’m also visible sometimes at BLOG@CACM, DZone, JavaCodeGeeks, Hacker News, Reddit, Medium, and Blog@Zold.

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 and non-fiction books.

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

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

If you are interested, I’m INTJ-A.

Here is my SO flair:

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This is my blue (#053c5e).

Full list of my certifications.

BTW, if you wonder why 256, the answer is simple—this is my FIDOnet node ID back from 1995. I was 2:464/256 over there, and this is where my network presence has started.

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