Of the people, by the people, for the people

Agile DC

But what does that really mean? AgileDC is the largest Agile community organized event in the Washington DC metro area. So, not only does a group of Agile folks come together to organize the event (everything from vetting white papers to planning & logistics to marketing), but Speakers share their time, expertise, and invaluable experiences so that others can benefit from their successes (they even pay for their own travel expenses!), and a generous group of Sponsors donate the greenbacks to help make it all happen. All proceeds are then donated to charities chosen by the volunteers. How cool is that!

In 2014, we donated $43,000! 

Want more information? Check out our schedule from 2013 to get an idea of what we are all about. 

Agile DC 2015

Monday, October 26, 2015
7:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Kellogg Conference Hotel

At Gallaudet University
800 Florida Ave N.E.
Washington D.C. 20002-3695
202.651.6000

Thoughts from Speakers

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Meet Our Sponsors

AgileDC 2014 was held on October 21, 2014 at the Kellogg Conference Center at Gallaudet University. 

The overwhelming response from the Agile community was that AgileDC 2014 was an amazing event.  We couldn’t agree more!  A great big THANK YOU! goes out to all of our Speakers, Sponsors, Volunteers, and YOU for this impressive accomplishment.

We couldn’t be more excited to announce that we were able to donate a whopping $43,500 to non-profit organizations!  We hope you are as proud of that donation, as well as the huge success of AgileDC 2014, as we are.

Agile DC Keynote: James Grenning

Keynote: Technical Excellence, You Need It

Whether you are a manager, scrum master or engineer, you need to know why and how the technical practices of test-driven development, refactoring, continuous design, clean code and automated testing can help you and your organization be great.

Technical excellence is more than two week sprints, a burn-down chart and a daily stand-up meeting. The basic rules of Agile or Scrum are not an end in themselves, but a starting point based upon principles and practices that allow and encourage teams to adopt, adapt, and refine their craft. Unfortunately, it may seem to the technical people that agile is just another micro-management approach.

Extreme Programming with its provocative name, got people’s attention in 1999. It is based on sound technical practices. Why do so few agile teams employ engineering practices that support the tight iterative cycles of Agile and Scrum? The creators of Scrum expected the continuous improvement cycle to pull engineering practices into teams once the cycle revealed the problems of poor product quality, hard to change code, wasted time debugging, long stabilization efforts and the ever growing burden of manual test. This talk will cut through the mystery and show why we should all strive for Technical Excellence.

 

James Grenning Bio:

James Grenning’s trains, coaches and consults worldwide. James’ mission is to bring modern technical and management practices to to product development teams, especially embedded systems development team. He is the author of Test-Driven Development for Embedded C (http://wingman-sw.com/tddec). He is a co-author of CppUTest, a popular unit test harness for embedded C and C++. He invented Planning Poker, an estimating technique used around the world, and participated in the creation of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. His business website is http://wingman-sw.com.

Shameless plug:

James will be teaching Test-Driven Development in Germantown MD during the week following Agile DC. See https://wingman-sw.com/articles/agile-dc-2015 for more information.

AgileDC 2015 Organizing Team

Everything you need to know

Driving Directions, Campus + Hotel Maps, Bus, Train + Shuttle Schedules, Taxi Info + More

Details

AgileDC 2015 is on Monday, October 26, 2015 from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Kellogg Conference Hotel
At Gallaudet University
800 Florida Ave N.E.
Washington D.C. 20002-3695
202.651.6000

Hotel Details

Sponsors

Since AgileDC is a community event of the people, by the people, for the people, we rely on community members for their generous contributions. Becoming a Sponsor is not only a great way to support the continued pursuit of knowledge within the Agile community, it is also a valuable platform to showcase your company, network, and build relationships. We have a limited number of booths available at the venue, so sign up early! Last year we ran out of booths months before the event!

Platinum – Booth – $3500

– Premium Logo Placement on website with hotlink.
– Premium Booth location at the Conference.
– 3 Complimentary Conference Registration.
– Company Logo prominently displayed at the venue.
– Unlimited number of 15% discount for registration

Gold – Booth – $1500

– Logo Placement on website with hotlink.
– Booth location at the Conference.
– 2 Complimentary Conference Registration.
– Unlimited number of 15% discount for registration

Vendor Room – $1500

– Logo Placement on website with hotlink.
– 1 hour slot at the Vendor room for product demos and presentations.
– 2 Complimentary Conference Registration.
– Unlimited number of 15% discount for registration

Keynote Sponsor – Afternoon – $1000

– 5 minute to talk about your company before the keynote
– Logo Placement on website with hotlink.
– 1 Complimentary Conference Registration.
– Unlimited number of 15% discount for registration

Track/Room Sponsor – $1000

– Logo Placement on website with hotlink.
– Banner placement at a breakout room.(Banner provided by the sponsor)
– 1 Complimentary Conference Registration.
– Unlimited number of 15% discount for registration

Website Sponsor – $500

– Logo Placement on websit with hotlink.
– Unlimited number of 15% discount for registration.

Sponsorship contributions should be made within 30 days of registration. After you register, an AgileDC 2015 team member will contact you to make payment arrangements and provide additional event details.

Note: These are the options available at this time. The AgileDC 2015 team is considering additional options. If you have an additional idea, please let us know. As noted above, Sponsorship contributions should be made within 30 days of registration.