The Lean+Agile Atlanta Unconference is a loosely structured gathering where topics and themes are generated democratically.
Participants gather, build an agenda, and convene sessions. Conversations are directed and productive because the agenda was democratically generated. It allows for meaningful conversations, teaching, and learning to take place throughout the day.
This format allows participants to exchange ideas and information deemed most valuable by those in attendance. Because of this, the agenda for an unconference can go anywhere. Rather than traditional conferences, which require heavy up-front planning and rely on predetermined tracks or themes, an unconference allows ideas to flourish and evolve as the day goes by.
Your registration includes breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack.
Lean+Agile Atlanta Unconference will be hosted at the Forsyth Conference Center in Cumming, GA, north of Atlanta.
This is the structure for the day. The specific sessions will be determined by the attendees on the day of the event.
8:30am to 9am - Eat and network
9am to 10am - Build the agenda, bring your topics!
10am to 10:45am
10:45am to 11am
11am to 11:45am
11:45am to 1pm
1pm to 1:45pm
1:45pm to 2pm
2pm to 2:45pm
2:45pm to 3pm
3pm to 3:45pm
3:45pm to 4:15pm
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Mike Clement is a husband, father of four, and Founding Software Craftsman at Greater Sum. Mike believes we work best when we are working together and that there are no best practices—only better and worse ones depending on the context. Passionate about agile technical excellence, Mike founded and organizes Software Craftsmanship Atlanta, founded Utah Software Craftsmanship and previously organized the Agile Roots conference. In addition to organizing groups and conferences, Mike has presented at many conferences and code camps throughout the United States including Agile Alliance 2016, Mile High Agile, That Conference, Agile Dev East, and Atlanta Code Camp. Previous employers include Pluralsight, Ancestry.com and Microsoft.
Andrew Fuqua began using an iterative and incremental approach to crafting software about 30 years ago, and began using eXtreme Programming in 1999. He was also a charter member of XP Atlanta (became Agile Atlanta) when it was formed back in 2001. Andrew is a regular speaker at user groups and conferences, and is an Enterprise Transformation Consultant with LeadingAgile.
His self-proclaimed passion is building great teams who build great software, with a focus on helping ISVs and IT organizations improve time to market, market responsiveness, predictability, and quality. Andrew has held positions in management, product management and development at companies like Internet Security Systems, Allure Global and IBM. Andrew holds a BS and MS in computer science and an MBA from Duke University.
Here are photos from the 2016 Unconference!
There are many groups throughout the Atlanta metro area where you can connect. We encourage you to check these out:
We are looking forward to seeing you all around town, and at the 2018 Lean+Agile Atlanta Unconference!