My name is Zach Bonaker. I’m a human currently living, learning, and working on the same planet as you.
At some point in my career, let’s call it May 16th, 2005, I wrote down an observation of feeling deeply uncomfortable with nearly everything I had experienced in navigating the hierarchies of our corporate, bureaucratic workplaces.
This feeling was especially amplified when building software. I watched miserable humans work weekends for the sake of a nonsensical plan, maniacal egomaniacs dish their authority with near omnipotence, and politics define roles and organizational structure. Everyone was unhappy and, worse, no one seemed interested in doing anything about it.
It was this date that I discovered the values and principles of Agile. Since then, my life–both professional and personal–has been guided by Agile and the meaningful art of simplicity, collaboration, and discovery.
This blog is intended to be an outlet and help me overcome the difficulty of extracting my stream of thought to some visible medium. To do so, I often speak out loud and transcribe my words into writing. I suppose this is the basis of why the blog, despite being a text-based journal, is called “Agile Out Loud”.
My commitment to you:
If you wish to collaborate, converse, or explore anything related to the content published in this blog, simply contact me and I will engage.
You may follow me on Twitter (@ZachBonaker), add your comments and thoughts to my posts, or email me directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for being there!