Wayde was a Java developer from 1997 until 2012 (Sun Certified Java Programmer for 1.1, 1.2, and Java 6). As a software developer, he began practicing Extreme Programming in 2001 after the three skinny books on XP came out. In 2012, he became a Scrum Master, and his team became one of only two teams to become Gold certified by the AT&T Agile Center of Excellence. He then became an Agile Coach and Agile Transformation Lead. In 2013, Wayde started a company called Team First Development, which borrows ideas from the world of Improv Theater to help develop Great Team Players, which in turn helps ensure a software team’s success. He has presented on this topic at conferences and workshops in Portugal, Phoenix, Boston, and St. Louis. His hobbies are cycling, chess, and improv.