The Software Crafters Unconference is a loosely structured gathering where topics and themes are generated just in time.
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.
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.
Software Crafters Unconference will be hosted at the Forsyth Conference Center in Cumming, GA, north of Atlanta.
This is the structure for the day. The specific sessions will be determined by the attendees on the day of the event.
8:30am to 9am - Eat and network
9am to 10am - Build the agenda, bring your topics!
10am to 10:45am
10:45am to 11am
11am to 11:45am
11:45am to 1pm
1pm to 1:45pm
1:45pm to 2pm
2pm to 2:45pm
2:45pm to 3pm
3pm to 3:45pm
3:45pm to 4:15pm
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 Crafters Atlanta, founded Utah Software Crafters 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 is a software consultant at Thoughtworks. 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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