Amitai Schleier (@schmonz) is an independent software development coach, legacy code wrestler, non-award-winning musician, and award-winning bad poet. He publishes fixed-length micropodcasts at Agile in 3 Minutes, writes variable-length articles at, and contributes code and direction to notable open-source projects such as NetBSD, pkgsrc, ikiwiki, and qmail. Amitai’s ideas, prose, music, and puns have manifested mostly at a variety of software-focused venues, but unfortunately also at the International Rachmaninoff Conference and the Alfred Joyce Kilmer Memorial Bad Poetry Contest. You can work with him through his consultancy, Latent Agility.


Or invite me to present internally for your organization in the NY metro area.

Past Talks

Agile in 3 Minutes

Other Appearances