Presentation Slides Available on Slideshare!

Slides from the following speakers are available now on Agile Denver’s Slideshare! Links are also available on the Program page.

  • Bill DeVoe
  • Bob Galen
  • Dean Legatski
  • Dominica DeGrandis
  • Lisa Crispin & JoEllen Carter
  • Lynn Winterboer & Brad Ewald
  • Mike Cottmeyer
  • Pradeepa Narayanaswamy
  • Rachel Weston Rowell & Steve Neely
  • Richard Lawrence
  • Rose Fan
  • Steve Martin
  • Tricia Broderick
  • Matt Barcomb & Cat Swetel

Steve Rogalsky’s slides are available on his Slideshare.

Chris Shinkle’s slides are available on the SEP website.

2016 Giveback – Women Who Code

This year’s Agile Give Back program focus is on Women in Technology, and we are pleased to partner with the Denver/Boulder chapters of Women Who Code.

Women Who Code is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers by creating a global, connected community of women in technology. Over the last several years, it has grown to be one of the largest communities of women engineers in the world.

The Denver/Boulder chapter monthly meetups, covering a variety of activities – from code study groups, to hackathons, to leadership talks – provide an avenue for women to pursue a career in technology, help them gain new skills, and hone existing skills for professional advancement. More importantly, the chapter follows in the footsteps of the national organization in providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in, or supports the community, and fosters environments where networking, collaboration, respect, openness, and mentorship are valued.

Mile High Agile is deeply appreciative to the organizers of Women Who Code Denver/Boulder chapters, Kelly Shuster and Rylee Keys, for allowing us to not only include them in our conference this year, but to dedicate the next 12 months helping their engineers foster collaboration and agility in all facets of their careers.

If you have questions about our Agile Give Back program, please contact us.

What does “Elevating Agility” Actually Mean?

Clearly the Agile Conference is going to have an agile theme, but what exactly does “Elevating Agility” mean? For our 2016 conference we wanted to take a broader approach that would appeal to an entire agile team at any stage of maturity by offering tracks that are more technical, more practical and more experiential.

We are lucky enough to have TWO amazing  keynote speakers this year! We reached out to Jurgen Appelo, author of Management 3.0, as our morning keynote to share his ideas on how to lead, manage and grow agile teams in evolving organizations. His approach is deeply rooted in modern systems theory thinking and brings a refreshing approach to how to give teams the care and authority they need to grow on their own.

For our lunch keynote, we reached out to Micheal Feathers, author of Working with Legacy Code, to address the reality of working in large, untested legacy code bases. His start-to-finish strategies and dependency-breaking techniques have helped hundreds of developers, testers, and agile teams bring their legacy systems under control.  If you touch code, you don’t want to miss this.

Our supporting tracks will focus on Agile Team, Practices, Enterprises, Products, and Leaders. We have collected over 60 speaker submissions to fill this year’s sessions. We hope that this will be the year that you consider sending your new Kanban team or SAFe Product Group, or Engineering Managers, or Test Automation Engineers.  We believe that there will be something here for everyone to learn.

Announcing MHA 2016!

Agile Denver, Colorado’s non-profit Front Range community for Agile & Lean methods is excited to announce Mile High Agile 2016 on Monday April 4, 2016 in downtown Denver, CO at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center!

Our past 5 conferences have sold out, with 850 total attendees in 2015, and our Agile Denver membership is over 1500 professionals and growing. The goal of Mile High Agile is to elevate the state of agile practices, educating a wide audience from novices to gurus, technical professionals to business executives.

Mile High Agile 2016 will be the premier regional gathering of Agile & Lean practitioners and a unique opportunity for companies to network with an expected audience of 775 attendees, partners, and talented professionals in IT, software, management, and beyond. This year we are limiting the number of attendees and sponsors, making the experience more intimate and keeping the focus on learning.