ANN: XP Day Montreal - September 23, 2006.
- Hello Everyone,
Diaspar Software, ProjectSuccess, GreenPepper and Pyxis are proud to
present our 3rd installment of the XP Day North America series, XP Day
Montreal 2006. XP Day is a one-day extreme programming conference to
be held in Montreal, Quebec September 23, 2006. For more information
see below, but for those who prefer browsing a website instead of
reading plain text, visit: www[dot]xpday[dot]info.
If you are looking for an opportunity to learn more about Extreme
Programming without having to spend an entire week at a large
international XP conference, XP Day Montreal fits the bill. XP Day is
a one-day event with activities for anyone interested in Extreme
Programming, whether you're:
* An executive wondering how to improve your software development
* A manager looking for ways to increase your team's effectiveness.
* A skeptic, hoping to challenge some of the most experienced and
outspoken XP practitioners.
* A programmer itching to experience a real XP project room.
* An experienced practitioner, hoping to exchange ideas or experiences
with other practitioners.
For those of you who missed out on Agile 2006, this would be an
excellent opportunity to meet, attend tutorial sessions and even work
with some of the XP community's most notable practitioners, for a
fraction of the cost.
XP Day events are interactive!
We are fortunate to have respected leaders of the XP community
providing world-class instruction and discussion on the fundamentals
* Laurent Bossavit, keynote and recipient of the 2006 Gordon Pask
award for contributions to the agile community. Laurent's keynote
address is entitled "They do things differently there" wherein we will
speak of cultural gaps, ways to bridge them, and why that is relevant
to the software industry.
* Michael Feathers will also provide a tutorial entitled "API design
as if testing mattered" to show how API design can be adapted to make
software more testable."
* J.B. Rainsberger, recipient of the 2005 Gordon Pask Award, will
provide an "Introduction to XP" tutorial.
- Open Space
You can collaborate intensively with both local and invited advanced
practitioners on issues that challenge you most. If the tutorials
don't cover it, you can work through your burning questions in Open Space.
- Panel Discussion
We are pleased to offer a panel discussion entitled "Your customer is
more important than you think". Laurent, Michael, JB, Francois
Beauregard and Dave Rooney will discuss why an involved customer is
critical to the success of your software projects.
- Project Room
If you're looking to dive in and immerse yourself in XP, join the XP
Project Room, where you'll have the opportunity to work on project
with respected experts. Not sure what's going on? No problem! Join the
project any time and someone will bring you up to speed quickly, just
like on a real XP project!
XP Day is only $249 CND + GST (7%). Our conference cost includes a
morning breakfast and a hot Indian buffet for lunch. For those with
more domestic appetites, sandwiches will also be on hand. Coffee &
Soft Drinks will also be available throughout the day.
If you're looking for more information or would like to register,
visit our website: xpday[dot]info
If you have any questions with regards to this event, please don't
hesitate to contact me at the email address listed above.
Hope to see you all there!
XP Day Montreal.
P.S. To the moderator of this group, please support XP Day by allowing
2-3 additional posts on this group. Thank you.