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Agile Open 2013 was AWESOME!

Agile Open was a great success! We had our largest ever attendance and "too many takeaways for only $25". Check out the results here! We'd like to thank our Agile Open sponsors again for their support, Berteig Consulting, Architech and Guidewire.

 

Call for Sessions is OPEN!

We can officially announce that the call for sessions for Agile Tour Toronto 2013 is now open. Details can be found here but here's the overview. The deadline is July 30th. Sessions can be submitted by sending an email to submit.att@torontoagilecommunity.org with the following information:

  • Email Subject: Session Title
  • Email Content: Abstract of the session

HELP! Reviews

We did a bad job last year of advertising the fact that we need community help with our reviews. All session submitters are automatically enabled to provide reviews for other session proposals. We are also looking for volunteers to help with reviews. If you are interested contact us at program@torontoagilecommunity.org. In the interim here's some information on how we select sessions. We'll be beefing this up in the coming days.

Introducing Agile Tour Toronto 2013 Keynote

We are thrilled to have Gojko Adžić deliver the keynote at this year's Agile Tour Toronto conference on October 29! Gojko is the author of several books including Specification by Example and the most recent Impact Mapping.

His book Specification by Example was awarded the #2 spot on the top 100 agile books for 2012 and won the Jolt Award for the best book of 2012. In 2011, he was voted by peers as the most influential agile testing professional, and his blog won the UK agile award for the best online publication in 2010.

So mark October 29th in your calendars, because you don't want to miss this event!

Agile Open 2013 is less than 2 weeks away!

Sat. April 13th is almost here and were getting the final preparations in order for AgileOpen 2013

If you haven't already registered, good news, there are still tickets available.  Register Now

It will be a great day of sharing, learning, and there will be lunch.

Hope to see you there.

Videos From the Conference Available!

Last year at Agile Tour Toronto 2012 we had InfoQ record 5 of our sessions and most of those videos are up online now.

You can find all the content here http://www.infoq.com/agile_tour_toronto_2012/ .  There is one more video that should be posted soon.

 

Thanks to everyone for helping make such a great conference. We wanted to share the feedback with everyone.  Check out our survey results:

5 = Strongly Agree

4=Agree

3=Neutral

We are really happy that we improved over our results from last year. 

With Agile Tour Toronto ’12 just days away, we want you to be prepared and able to make the most of your day. The Agile Tour Toronto mobile app was created to enhance your experience at Agile Tour Toronto 2012 in a simple but useful way. In an effort to reduce the environmental impact of the conference, we are pleased to provide you with a mobile app that will allow you to create a personalized schedule for the day, navigate your way around the conference level using an interactive map and check in on the Twitter activity.

The Agile Tour Toronto mobile app has been released and is available for download from your respective mobile device app stores. To download the app: 

 The Toronto Agile Community would like to thank Intelliware Development Inc. for building the Agile Tour Toronto mobile app. For more information on Intelliware Development or the mobile app project, visit the Intelliware booth at Agile Tour Toronto ’12. 

Download the digital booklet for Agile Tour 2012

For this year's conference, we chose to limit our waste footprint on the planet. There will be no paper version of the conference booklet, but we made this digital booklet available for you to download on your tablets and other mobile devices!

Know everything about the conference upfront and download the booklet here!

Jim Carroll blogs

Check out the latest blog from our keynote speaker at his website.

Be sure to be on time to not miss out on anything! The future belongs to those who are fast!

More information on our keynote at Aligning Acceleration and Agility: The Business Case for Fast!

The ATT'12 Mobile App by Intelliware is now available on the various app stores.

  
To download the app on your Apple device, visit the App Store.

  
To download the app on your Android device, visit Google Play.


To download the app on your BlackBerry device, visit BlackBerry App World.

To use the mobile web version of the app, point your device browser to: http://m.torontoagilecommunity.org

The Scrum Alliance is sponsoring Coaches Corner - this is your opportunity to get help with your coaching/Agile challenge. You can have 15 minutes to ask any question.

  • New to Agile Coaching? 
  • Trying to get your head wrapped around how to help people without any official authority? 
  • Have a tough coaching problem you’re not sure how to handle? 
  • Not a coach – but you need some Agile Advice – come ask a question.

We may not be able to solve all your problems but we can help start down the right path. Come to the Coaches Corner (located in the Toronto II). 

Help is available!

You can get free help in the morning from 8:00am to 8:45am, during breaks and over lunch.  Outside these hours, just drop by there’s a good chance someone will be happy to chat. We will have a signup board so you can write a sticky note with your topic and name and reserve a timeslot.

Want to help coach?

If you are an Agile Coach (Scrum, XP, Kanban, etc.) and want to volunteer your time to help people, please contact Michael Sahota who has agreed to help coordinate. Remember: this is to help folks, not to market services.

Acknowledgements: Thanks to Sanjiv Augustine, Roger Brown and Mark Levison.

The National Capital Region is hosting an Agile Tour event for its inaugural year and you shouldn't miss out attending the Agile Tour this year, so get your tickets for GOAT. This is your chance to get training on the newest Agile trends from the region’s best Agile practitioners. GOAT is full day event on November 28th with 12 speakers including 2 Keynotes and an Open Space track.
 
Come for the keynotes Michael J. Hughes and J.B. Rainsberger.

  • Michael J. Hughes - “Leveraging the Network Effect Maximizing Your Most Productive & Powerful Project Management Resource -  He has done extensive research on, and is a specialist in, utilizing networking as a business strategy.  Michael has a unique ability to inspire minds and initiate change!
  • J.B. Rainsberger - “Agile in Name Only” - Over the years, he has learned to write valuable software, overcome many of his social deficiencies, and build a life that he loves. He travels the world sharing what he's learned, hoping to help other people get what they want out of work and out of their lives.

Attend sessions on: Agile 101; Need to speed up? Then slow Down! A practical introduction to Kanban; Think with your Hands;  The Art of the Possible Made Simple; and more.
 
Come for Coaches Corner - a section sponsored by the ScrumAlliance where people with expert coaching experience will help you in a one-on-one session.
 
Daunted by a long drive don’t be, fly Porter, take a relaxing Train ride, heck if needed we will even help arrange car pools. Concerned about the hotel cost - don't be we arranged a discount.
  
Get your tickets on EventBrite: 
http://goagiletour.eventbrite.ca/ 
 
Full event program: http://goagiletour.ca/?page_id=41  and speaker bio’s: http://goagiletour.ca/?page_id=75 
 
More Information:
http://goagiletour.ca/ 
 
Come for the conference and stay for one of the excellent post conference courses.

Agile Tour Toronto 2012 is sold out

The Agile Tour Toronto 2012 conference is now sold out. If you are interested in adding your name to the waiting list for conference tickets please submit your contact information using the waiting list form.

We are over 2/3rds sold out! Act fast to not be disappointed

Registration has been open for less than a week and we are over 2/3 sold out.  If you have not yet bought your ticket for the conference, act now, there are less than 80 tickets left!  You can purchase your ticket by going to our guestlist event https://guestlistapp.com/events/125472.  

Registration for Agile Tour Toronto 2012 is open!

We are very pleased to announce that registration for the Agile Tour Toronto 2012 conference is now OPEN. Please visit the conference home page for registration and program information.