Posted by: johannarothman | July 14, 2009

Top 10 Reasons to Participate in Agile 2009, Reasons 10-6

Earlier this week, I sent this email to the people who want news about the Agile 2009 conference and thought you might like to see it too.

Hi all,

I’ve told you the serious news about Agile 2009, and now it’s time for a little fun. This message and the next one will have the fun reasons about why you should participate in Agile 2009 (with apologies to David Letterman):

10.  You can’t get the gist 140 characters at a time! There are over 300 sessions, 329 speakers, Live Aid, Open Jam, and more!

9.    Hang out over a beer with agilistas – some famous, some up-and-comers. The lineup includes many names you know and some you might want to know. The likes of Alistair Cockburn, Jim Highsmith, Mike Cohn, Pollyanna Pixton, Diana Larsen, Ron Jeffries and others are often sighted in the pubs. (You’ll have to look for me where there is wine, not beer.)

8.    Dance! Muzik Masti has been extended this year!! Webcams won’t quite do!

7.    Tell your own war stories! Find people who have faced some of the same stuff you are facing! Help others from the pitfalls you have
fallen into or avoided.

6.     Programming with the Stars! Yes, pit your skills against the very best, or those who think they are!

I’ll send you the other 5 reasons later this week. In the meantime, here are links:

The program: <;
The blog: <;
Registration: <;

If you are a member of any of these organizations, you get to register at the member rate: Agile Alliance, IEEE, APLN, DSDM Consortium, PMI (new!)

Have questions? Email me. I hope to see you at Agile 2009, August 24-28, 2009 in Chicago.

Johanna Rothman, Agile 2009 Conference Chair



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