About

Welcome. My name is Agustín Benito Bethencourt (toscalix). In this site you will find my professional background together with my thoughts about topics I am interested on. At the same time, it is a modest attempt to reduce the dispersion and take ownership of the information I consider most relevant about myself.

Principlestoscalix avatar

Agustín enjoys customer oriented environments and he is well known for promoting open and collaborative environments where:

  • A shared vision is a requirement to organizational and individual success.
  • To build trust, alignment is more important than hierarchy, and a necessary step towards autonomy.
  • Autonomy is a requirement towards mastery.
  • Mastery is our biggest asset and the fuel of vision.

Agustín believes that the assimilation of this virtuous circle by those he works with is what should determines the culture of an organization where experimentation and innovation is a constant, not an exception. Only through innovation you can achieve sustainability, the ultimate goal for those who care about, not just the organization, but also their people.

Agustín promotes Open Source principles and practices as well as popular modern approaches like a Continuous Delivery and lean/system thinking. He is a great fan of getting support from metrics in decision making processes that should lead to sustainable improvement katas.

Short bio

Agustín Benito Bethencourt has been involved in the Open Source software industry since 2003 in different management, executive and consultant positions as well as  an entrepreneur. Agustín has led multidisciplinary and remote teams, departments and even remote-only organizations in the design, development, deployment and support of a wide variety of software products, services and projects. In addition, he has a solid background as speaker, net-worker, business developer and trainer.

There is a specific section on this website that describes in detail Agustín’s most recent professional background. Currently he works for the Eclipse Foundation as Program Manager.

Agustín has three passions: innovation, basketball and La Palma, the place he calls home. He likes to travel making it compatible with its work. He is a KDE e.V. and KDE Spain member and an openSUSE user. He has been also involved in other Open Source projects/communities at a personal and professional level. Currently he lives between the Málaga area and La Palma, Canary Islands, both in Spain.

More about Toscalix and contact

To know more about Agustín, please check any of the following sites:

Feel free to contact him thorugh:

  • Twitter: @toscalix
  • Mail:
    • Personal: toscalix(at)gmail(dot)com or abenito(at)kde(dot)org
  • Skype ID: toscalix (Agustin Benito Bethencourt).
  • IRC nickname: toscalix in irc.libera.chat