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Agile Presenter One-On-One—Offered Wednesday and Thursday

New this year at Agile Development Practices is the unique opportunity to schedule a 15-minute, one-on-one session with one of the Agile Development Practices presenters. Our speakers have years of industry experience and are ready to share their insight with you. You’ll have the chance to sign-up anytime during the conference and get some free consulting!
Live Aid Agile Development Lab—Offered during EXPO hours

Apply the skills you’re learning at the conference towards a good cause! The Live Aid Agile Development Lab provides the opportunity to participate in a live agile development project, which benefits a charitable non-profit organization. Contribute to a cause with real impact. This lab allows participants to experience an agile project with a real customer. All you have to do is contribute your specific talents! Do your part to help others by working on this Ruby on Rails application.

Ways to participate:
• Donate your time (as little as minutes, or as much as a day)
• Donate your money - any funds collected will go directly to a charitable organization
• Observe and learn Agile Development skills
Live Aid Bonus Session—Tuesday, November 10, 5:30 p.m. AND Wednesday, November 11, 2009 10:00 a.m.

Agile Philanthropy—With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility
Bob Payne, Electroglide

Agile teams deliver the goods, and now they are delivering the goods for good causes. Founded by Bob Payne, Agile Philanthropy seeks to harness the power of the agile community, using agile methods to build software and provide services for a charitable organization, a not-for-profit organization focusing on health, education, and economic development. This philanthropic effort is faced with the challenge of delivering software with part-time team members—who happen to be disbursed from California to New Zealand. Bob Payne describes how these challenges are being overcome using agile techniques coupled with lessons from the open source community including project chartering, remote product owners, distributed planning, agile engineering practices, automated acceptance testing, and communication. If you think it is time to do some good in the world, now is the time to join our project. Learn how you can participate in the LiveAid project, as a remote project member, or start up a local chapter of Agile Philanthropy.

Bonus Session—Wednesday, November 11,  6:30-7:30 after the EXPO reception

Writing 101: Tips to Use on the Job and Beyond
Holly Bourquin & Heather Shanholtzer, Software Quality Engineering

Are you a new or aspiring writer? Do you blog or want to blog? Would you like to contribute to StickyMinds.com, Better Software magazine, or any other publication? Join us at this workshop on effective writing communication that you can use on the job and beyond. Learn the secrets of getting started, developing content, identifying the Big Message, revising your work, navigating submission guidelines, working with editors, and rebounding from rejection. Holly Bourquin, director of publishing at Software Quality Engineering, and Heather Shanholtzer, editor in chief of Better Software magazine, share tricks of trade that will help you become a more effective writer. 

Networking Events

Welcome Reception
Tuesday, November 10, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Kick off the Agile Development Practices conference with a welcome reception sponsored by Rally. Mingle with experts and colleagues, and enjoy complimentary food and beverages.

EXPO Reception
Wednesday, November 11, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Network with peers at the EXPO reception and enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages.

Meet the Speakers at Lunch
Meet with industry experts for an open discussion in key areas of software development. Pose your toughest questions, address specific project needs, gather details on the latest research and cutting-edge practices...or just come by to chat.

Bookstore and Speaker Book Signings
Tuesday through Thursday, purchase popular industry books—many authored by Agile Development Practices speakers—from BreakPoint Books. Authors are available for questions and book signings during session breaks and EXPO hours. 

Agile Leadership Summit—What Kind of Leadership Do We Need To Lead agile?
Add a fifth day to your conference event and attend the co-located Agile Leadership Summit, in cooperation with the APLN, Thursday evening and Friday. The Agile Leadership Summit gives you the opportunity to learn from industry leaders who have embraced agile principles and put them to work successfully in their organizations. Click here for more information on the Agile leadership Summit.






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