With its emphasis on smaller and more intimate sessions for hands-on learning, the schedule for the annual Agile Alliance conference can be overwhelming. This year it lists about 550 talks, workshops, tutorials, experience reports and papers. One agilist has taken matters into her own hands and offers a public gcal interface to the conference site, one timeslot at a time.
The program for Agile 2008, Expanding Agile Horizons has just been announced. This year the program was This year it features a number of stages (i.e. tracks) from which attendees can sample: Main Stage, Research, Breaking Acts, Questioning Agile, Customers and Business Value, User Experience, Developer Jam, Tools for Agility,...
Agile2008 is scheduled for August 4th-8th 2008, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the Sheraton Centre Hotel. The Agile Alliance issued a call for participation in December and reminds us to submit by February 25th. Another way to attend for less is to nab one of the limited number of discounted super-early-bird registrations.
In September InfoQ inaugurated the AgileEvents calendar so the community could share information about events for Agile professionals, free of charge. Over a hundred events have been posted on the calendar, and now that it's taken off it's not really news any more, so check in here to see how to get regular notifications of new events via Upcoming.org, now that InfoQ won't be covering it as news.
The AgileEvents calendar is a place for non-profit or commercial groups to announce their events for the Agile community, free of charge. Here's what's coming up as of December 1st, including user groups, Extreme Tuesday club (XTC), training, and "Naked Agilists" (which, fortunately, meet on skype). AgileEvents can easily be added to your own website, ical or gcal calendar to keep you up to date.
Bloggers were quite active at InfoQ's QCon San Francisco conference which took place Nov 7-9. Bloggers wrote about 32 of the 60 sessions at the event, including the keynotes, session on Linked-In, eBay, Orbitz architectures, and more. Read this article to learn the most valuable insights the attendees took the time to blog about, as well as many other aspects about QCon.
Dozens of events are listed on the AgileEvents calender, both commercial and non-profit. Events include user groups, coding dojos, training, conferences. All events focus on Agile/Lean process, facilitation, management, product ownership, methodologies and related practices. Where will you spend your training budget? Maybe there's something coming up close to home - wherever you are!
AgileEvents is one month old, and two dozen commercial and non-profit events have been announced there by members of the Agile community around the world. Here is your monthly roundup of upcoming events, with "coding dojos", classes, and conferences and XPdays worldwide.
The registration for RubyConf 2007 is now open. Since RubyConf is a quite small conference, speed is of the issue to get a spot. The Agenda promises interesting talks on Ruby implementations and more.
If you've ever thought "Darn, I wish I'd known about that!" then have a look at what's coming up on the AgileEvents calendar, starting September 1st, 2007.
The QCon is coming to San Francsico Nov 7-9; registration is now open (save $600 by July 15th). Our first conf in London this year featured the architectures of eBay, Amazon, Yahoo! and many leading technologists speaking such as Martin Fowler, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels, Spring founder Rod Johnson, Scrum co-founder Jeff Sutherland, Hibernate creator Gavin King, Dave Thomas, and many more.
The Agile2007 conference program was announced today to entice those still on the fence about attending this year's event in Washington, D.C. from August 13-17. Of note: a keynote by Erich Gamma on "Scaling-up Agility The Eclipse Way," the APLN Leadership Symposium, a new Research-in-Progress Workshop on Agile Software Engineering and the new Conference-Within-A-Conference, fondly known as CWAC.
The Google Developer Day 2007 took place in 10 cities spanning the globe beginning in Sydney, Australia and ending in Mountain View, California. This is a report on some of the sessions at the event in Hamburg, Germany, on May 31, 2007.
In this article we present the main takeway points and further reading as seen by the many attendees who blogged about QCon. It's a long article, but a superb way to learn all the main lessons that bloggers felt worth talking about. QCon London was InfoQ's first conference and has been quite a success.
It was great to see Ruby share a platform with other enterprise-oriented tracks, supporting the language's growing maturity and strength within the global marketplace.