Agile 2016 Needs You

You know that new way of wielding JavaScript you’ve been using? Or that container deployment model your company is building? Or the way you’ve integrated UX design with the workflow of a Scrum team? Yeah, we want to hear about that.

It’s that time of year again. Time to submit proposals to the Agile Alliance’s annual conference. This year’s event will take place in July in Atlanta and promises to be a full week of jam-packed learning.

I’ve been going to the annual Agile conference for many years now, and been part of its planning for the last few. This year I am pleased to report that I am the program chair for the technical tracks at Agile 2016 and this means I am looking for you, oh developer who thinks of what they do as post-agile.

Although there are numerous learning opportunities at Agile 2016 including dozens of topic areas, I like to focus on what started the conversation in the first place: Delivering elegant software in a timely manner with high quality and satisfied customers. That’s why I am pleased to be soliciting sessions in the following areas:

  • Development Practices and Craftsmanship
  • DevOps
  • Testing and Quality Assurance
  • UX

These certainly aren’t the only things learn about at Agile 2016. The Agile conference is the biggest of its kind in the world and attracts presenters and attendees from all over the globe. Although registration is ready and open, this isn’t a call for attendance. This is a call for participation.

Come share what you’ve learned that’s making your team more effective. That’s what it’s really all about. Whether it’s that new stack of JavaScript tools you are using or the container hosting model your company is piloting or the empirical processes you’ve used to build something cool, come share it. I guarantee you’ll be glad you decided to submit a session and you will definitely learn something from someone else, too.

I have never left an annual Agile conference without a new bag of tricks that I want to try for myself, my team, or my company. I invite you to the fray.

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David Starr

David Starr is Director of Technical Learning at GoDaddy. He is a professional software craftsman committed to improving agility, collaboration, and technical excellence in software development teams. He is the founder of Elegant Code Solutions, has served in numerous leadership contexts, and was as an early and consistent advocate for agile software development. He has successfully led product development initiatives and organizational transitions in numerous positions including Chief Software Craftsman at Scrum.org, Sr. Program Manager for Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server at Microsoft, Chief Software Architect, Director of Product Development, Pluralsight Author, independent consultant, and trainer. David’s professional focus is on all aspects of developing, delivering, and operating software systems. With specific attention on the end-to-end process, methods, and practices of high performing development teams, his skills transcend specific technology stacks, although he has has a specific skills focusing on the Microsoft stack. He speaks at various international conferences, is a frequent guest on various podcasts, author of articles throughout the technology industry, and the founder of Elegant Code Solutions. He is a 5 time Microsoft MVP in Visual Studio ALM.

2 thoughts on “Agile 2016 Needs You”

  1. Nice article posted by you David.The ideas which you shared related to Agile are very helpful.The term “agile” refers to being able to move or respond quickly and easily, also being nimble. In any kind of management discipline, agile as a quality should therefore be a good thing to aim for. See more at http://www.scrumstudy.com/blog/all-about-agile/

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