Monday, September 2, 2019

Learn Agile, Scrum and Kanban with me!


I wanna let you know that I now offer online lessons on Agile, Scrum and Kanban! Yes, I'm an Agile practitioner for around 5 years now. My I.T. journey started back in 2002. Fresh out of college, I was hired as a web developer for a local bank. I started with ASP classic and VB6 (I'm old, I know! haha). Eventually, I also learned JAVA, ASP.Net and PHP. You could say in terms of programming languages, I'm a jack of all trades but master of none type, haha!

After 7 years of doing tech work, I decided it's time for me to move to I.T. Project Management. I worked as a Project Manager for different companies for several years. Everything was fine and good until the current company I'm with suddenly decided that they want become more Agile in delivering our software products.



Honestly, at first I didn't really care that much. Agile? Ok, sure, let's do it. Little did I know that this Agile thing would become my passion and fast forward to 2019, I'm now a Scrum.org Professional Scrum Master II(advanced Scrum Master) and Professional Scrum Product Owner. I now also coach different teams in our office on how to become truly Agile. I team them SCRUM and Kanban and help them fit it in their current work environment. I'm proud to share that I'm getting really positive results with these teams! I'm also very active in the Agile Philippines community and regularly connect with people who share the same passion for Agile as me.

Now, I want to offer this service to you via online Skype coaching sessions! If you're interested to learn Agile, Scrum and Kanban, lets talk! I'm on Fiverr.com  or you may reach me here.

Hope to hear from you soon!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Beginner Guitar Lessons in Mandaluyong, Philippines

So today, I have finally decided to offer guitar lessons to beginners residing in Mandaluyong City or Rockwell Makati, Philippines. This has been on my mind for quite awhile already actually. So if you are interested to learn to play the guitar: acoustic guitar or electric guitar or know someone who is, please do send me a message. I promise you will learn to play your first song in 12 sessions or less! 😉

Just a bit of a background:
  • I've been playing the guitar for more than 20 years now. 
  • I still play the guitar for several local bands namely: Bad Ramen, The Winkeltripel, Still Steady






Here's a video of me playing the guitar:

Thursday, April 6, 2017

My band Still Steady

Still Steady is a band I started while I was still with the now on-hiatus Masha. It will be the band that would enable me to play other music genres that I also love hehe!

A Little History:

In 2015, I recruited Masha's drummer Tobs and my former officemate Mike to play the bass to start the band. I then posted online to look for a singer/songwriter. Luckily, Ryan saw and responded to my ad and we were able to start the band.

The music we play is a combination of indie, alternative, rock, reggae and ska music. We spent a year practicing and writing our own material before releasing our first song to the public.

This first song is called "No One Gets It on Their First Try". It was written by our vocalist/guitarist Ryan Gonzales. It's about chasing your dreams and being positive along the way. We recorded this song with Nick Lazaro at La balls Studio in Makati City, Philippines back in around May to July 2016.



The song became part of Philippine radio station Jam 88.3 FM's regular playlist (thanks to their Fresh Filter show) and eventually was ranked #58 in Jam 88.3s Top 88 Tracks of 2016!

Still Steady is composed of:
  • Ryan Gonzales - vocals/guitars
  • Tobs Tobio - drums
  • Mike Trampe - bass
  • Paulo Rodriguez - guitars


Our songs are all on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Deezer, Youtube, Amazon, Google, etc.

You could also listen to it at https://soundcloud.com/still-steady/no-one-gets-it-on-their-first-try

For more info on the band:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/stillsteadyband
Twitter: www.twitter.com/stillsteadyband

I would love to know what you think of our music! Send me a message or leave a comment below. Thanks and Peace!
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