Kyle Bondo is a thinker, podcaster, author, and creative strategy dragon seeking to make a small dent in the universe.
With over 12-years of experience in finding creative ways to solve business and technology challenges, Kyle is the missing link between your ponytails and propeller heads.
He believes that nothing is impossible, and spent the past 6 years working change management problems in his DevOps laboratory.
Kyle’s greatest skill is understanding that a tool will not fix your broken culture, however, helping your talented people adapt to change will.
He sees WordPress as the storytelling tool that can turn thinkers into writers, and writers into digital influencers.
He excels in creating successful podcasters from established bloggers by using WordPress as the centerpiece for developing and structuring show-worthy content.
The end result is compelling digital media that can capture an audience via multiple content delivery channels.
More a sure-footed mountain goat then unicorn, Kyle is right kind of weird for those teams that need a creative perspective on wicked problems.
Kyle has found that both creating content and talking at conferences can be excellent ways to deliver cutting edge ideas.
He enjoys giving technical talks at WordCamps within the Mid-Atlantic region but has found that smaller group coaching sessions can be a better way to teach complex topics.
Recently, using his experience of developing, recording, and producing podcasts, Kyle teaches other podcasters how to build podcasts as the founder of Gaggle Podcasting (Gaglepod) and the Gagglepod Meetup.
When not giving talks or producing podcasts, Kyle is a frequent speaker at Fredericksburg Developers Meetup (FredDev) in Fredericksburg, Virginia, where he gives talks regarding the Applied Information Technology challenges that surround DevOps implementations and CI/CD Pipeline development.
Kyle is a thinker who believes that experimentation is critical to learning.
His critical thinking skills were forged in the fires of honorable service in the US Navy and sharpened into a Masters in Applied Information Technology from George Mason University.
He believes that a good customer experience is now an expectation and the only way to build that experience is to step outside of the laboratory and get ideas into the real world.
Kyle often finds the best way to communicate with others on the team is by using a whiteboard, butcher-paper sketch pads, and paper-based demos to brainstorm functions, workflows, and features.
Kyle is constantly shipping new ideas into the world:
- As a developer, he created the TeamSnap application for Sparkplug in Portland, Oregon.
- TeamSnap was developed as a sports team management tool for coaches, managers and organizers to save time organizing their teams and groups online.
- TeamSnap, now a US$20-million Software-as-a-Service company based in Boulder, Colorado, still has many of the features Kyle developed for the original application.
Trail-Status User Experience
- As a designer, Kyle created the mockups, feature ideas, and user experience flow for a mobile application called Trail Conditions.
- Trail Conditions was created to provide a way for local park managers to let visitors know if the trails were open for use via a native mobile application.
- The final design was used by the non-profit organization Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts (MORE) in Fairfax, Virginia, to develop it into an Andriod and iPhone application called Trail Status.
Podcast Host and Producer
- As a producer, Kyle has produced two podcasts — Merchants of Dirt and Get Lost Racing — for Reckoneer Media in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
- Merchants of Dirt expands on Reckoneer Media’s off-road racing education mission by extending the reach to a much great audience of race promoters, while Get Lost Racing is focused on defining off-road racing disciplines by introducing a different endurance sport each episode.
- Kyle is the host of both shows that enjoys an audience of loyal fans and hundreds of downloads a week.