The 2013 edition of the Gatineau/Ottawa Agile Tour will be held at Gatineau’s Maison du Citoyen on Thursday Nov 21. #GOAT13 will be, once again, a value-packed conference with 2 amazing keynote speakers and 18 high-quality presentations to choose from during the day! Everyone - whether you’re an experienced practitioner or just embarking on your Agile journey - will find something to inspire and energize. You won’t find a better bang for your buck than this!
I’ve been to a couple of Agile conferences in Toronto and Montreal, and know many of the speakers that will be presenting at the Ottawa conference. I can guarantee you it will be a positive experience. You will learn a lot, be exposed to many new ideas, and have fun. It’s an amazing value for 60 bucks - a great opportunity to step out of the daily grind, get refreshed, and get a great “creative whack on the side of the head”. The $60 includes everything - the keynotes, 18 sessions, the un-conference and meals and snacks,
I’ve learned a lot over the past few months about Agile development and leading Agile teams from many of the speakers that will be attending. I’ve come to realize that I neglected my professional development, and professional networking over the past few years. My advice to is to “just do it”… Pay the $60, skip work for a day, and get connected to some of the leaders in the Agile community in Ontario, Quebec, and the Northeastern US.
You will definitely bring back ideas and knowledge that will be of use to yourself and your company, recharge your batteries, contribute to you own professional development, and have fun!
If you are around Ottawa-Gatineau and involved in S/W Development, you owe it to yourself to register now!
David Marquet: Former nuclear submarine commander (and best selling author of Turn the Ship Around David Marquet’s leader-leader model breaks with the old school of thinking that humanity has carried since the advent of farming; that there are leaders and there are followers. According to that model large portions of humanity are relegated to following. After implementing his approach on the USS Santa Fe, not only did the ship go from worst to first within 2 years but created a highly disproportionate number of subsequent leaders
Jeff Gothelf: In Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improving User Experience, Jeff Gothelf shares his experience in integrating Lean design principles into product design and building successful cross-functional and collaborative development teams in organizations big and small . Jeff is a product designer, blogger and Lean-Agile thinker who is a principal in the NYC office of NEO Innovation Labs.
Your $60 GOAT 2013 Ticket Includes:
- 2 great keynote presentations from David Marquet & Jeff Gothelf
- 18 great presentations, and an unconference space
- Continental breakfast, lunch & snacks throughout the day
- Up to 5 PDUs (Category B, for PMI members)
- Goodies & door prizes
- After-conference networking & happy hour event
- Promotional rate of 129$/night at the Gatineau Four Points (promo code: Macadamian)