Mark Kelnar

Mark Kelnar is a Principal Engineer and Technical Fellow at WP Engine who is passionate about beekeeping. As the first engineer at WP Engine, part of team to implement their WordPress stack which is now serving over a million sites on the web. Mark’s software development experience started 20+ years ago converting software from C/C++ to Linux before moving to PHP & LAMP stack in 2003.


How Agile Taught Me to be a Better Beekeeper

By Mark Kelnar

Read about how I apply Agile principles from my work as a software architect to my backyard beekeeping hobby and side hustle. We’ve often heard how important bees are to our existence on the planet and how we humans can make an impact. I do not know if I will change the world, but I am changing my community and family and friends. When I started beekeeping, there was an overwhelming amount of information to try and figure out. To feel like I had a chance of succeeding as a beekeeper, I decided to approach it like I approach software development with an agile mindset. I constantly learn, set objectives, listen, review results, brainstorm, problem-solve, and try again.

Published in Busy Worker Bees, April 2021