About the unconference

Friday, September 21, 2018 at the Forsyth Conference Center near Atlanta, GA.

The Software Craftsmanship Unconference is a loosely structured gathering where topics and themes are generated just in time.

The Software Craftsmanship Unconference is about you, relevant, inspiring

Participants gather, build an agenda, and convene sessions. Conversations are directed and productive because the agenda was generated just in time, by the attendees. 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

Location

Software Craftsmanship Unconference will be hosted at the Forsyth Conference Center in Cumming, GA, north of Atlanta.

Tickets are limited.
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Schedule

Friday, September 21, 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

Sponsors

The Software Craftsmanship Unconference is supported by Greater Sum, CineMassive, and AppRiver.

Organizers

Mike Clement

Mike Clement

Mike Clement is a husband, father of four, and currently the Founding Software Craftsman of 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, Agile Day Atlanta, Mile High Agile, That Conference, Agile Dev East, and Atlanta Code Camp. Previous employers include Pluralsight, Ancestry.com and Microsoft.

Ryan Robbins

Ryan Robbins

Ryan Robbins is a software developer and facilitator for outside dev teams at AppRiver. When Ryan transitioned from teaching physics and web development to writing software professionally; Clean Code ideas, pair & mob programming, and Agile methods generally resonated strongly with his values and way of working. The Atlanta software development community has been an incredible asset for Ryan, giving him the opportunity to learn and present at meetups and Atlanta Code Camp, and he is looking forward to giving back by organizing this open space event. Ryan will also be coordinating “something fun” for everyone to do after the event.

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