About the unconference

Friday, February 9, 2018 at the Forsyth Conference Center near Atlanta, GA.

The Lean+Agile Atlanta Unconference is a loosely structured gathering where topics and themes are generated democratically.

Lean+Agile Atlanta Unconference is about you, relevant, inspiring

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.

  • Exchange Ideas
  • Meaningful Conversations
  • Peer Learning

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.

Marketplace of ideas

Sponsors

The Lean+Agile Atlanta Unconference is supported by Greater Sum and LeadingAgile.

Location

Lean+Agile Atlanta Unconference will be hosted at the Forsyth Conference Center in Cumming, GA, north of Atlanta.

Tickets are limited.
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Schedule

Friday, February 9, 2018

This is the structure for the day. The specific sessions will be determined by the attendees on the day of the event.

Registration and Breakfast

8:30am to 9am - Eat and network

Welcome and Marketplace

9am to 10am - Build the agenda, bring your topics!

Sessions

10am to 10:45am

Break

10:45am to 11am

Sessions

11am to 11:45am

Lunch and Lean Coffee

11:45am to 1pm

Sessions

1pm to 1:45pm

Break

1:45pm to 2pm

Sessions

2pm to 2:45pm

Break

2:45pm to 3pm

Sessions

3pm to 3:45pm

Retrospective and Closing

3:45pm to 4:15pm

Registration

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Organizers

Mike Clement

Mike Clement

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.

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Andrew Fuqua

Andrew Fuqua

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.

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Photos from 2016

Here are photos from the 2016 Unconference!

Atlanta Meetups

There are many groups throughout the Atlanta metro area where you can connect. We encourage you to check these out:

Lean+Agile Meetups in Atlanta

Select Agile Technical Meetups in Atlanta

We are looking forward to seeing you all around town, and at the 2018 Lean+Agile Atlanta Unconference!