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Added by John Voris, Lead Coordinator on November 30, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

We are working on an SDT Conference coming in June

There is suddenly talk of a SD&T conference in Philly or Washington area.  Narish Jain (one of the founders of AgilePhilly) started these in the Philly area 5 to 7 years ago, and runs them in India where he now permanently lives.

( SD&T    is Simple Design and Test Conference.  Done in a true Open Space Conference style, it usually went both Saturday and Sunday. 

If I remember right, at one of the conferences, one thing that made it different = The price of…


Added by John Voris, Lead Coordinator on April 12, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Dan Mezick's slides from Nov 20th 2013 ( 35 Meg download as PDF )

We finally have the slides from AgilePhilly's November 20th 2013 meeting.

Dan Mezick's slides -

Topic was Open Agile Adoption

Format is in PDF format



Added by John Voris, Lead Coordinator on December 17, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Pics from the AgileTour 2013 (October 7th 2013)

I know I put the link up for the AgileTour 2013 pictures, but heck if I can find it.

So I thought I would shove the Dropbox link up here on the Blog Post pages.

If we have any other materials ( like the BIG files that don't fit anywhere) - - Dropbox appears to be the way to go.

(Yes we have still have the  website that can handle photos and more, but for the big files…


Added by John Voris, Lead Coordinator on November 25, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Some Free and Cheap eBooks on Behavior Driven Development


A free eBook in pre-release on Acceptance Testing, and comments are being collected.  You can use the voucher code    91YmqbaAzuEu   all of this month to download a free copy.

Go to the book’s blog page at for more info or use the voucher directly on the Leanpub book page to download …


Added by John Voris, Lead Coordinator on June 10, 2013 at 11:27am — No Comments

Microsoft Code Camp in Philly is now a truly Agile Conference


The Microsoft Code Camp on Oct 15th will be having an Open Spaces Track.  In my mind, that brings a lot of new people around to the idea of Open Spaces during conferences.


Open Spaces - Jess Chadwick - Room 105

An open discussion forum lasting the entire day. The format is deliberately fluid, with the general flow consisting of: participants shout out topics to discuss, vote on a topic, discuss it for 10 minutes (or more... or less), and then…


Added by John Voris, Lead Coordinator on August 30, 2011 at 11:19am — No Comments

Free talks by our previous speakers

Free Talks by Mary Poppendieck &  Gojko Adzic among others

are listed in the lower right hand corner of 

These were listed in the newsletter of Skills Matters.  Times are London times.

======= Upcoming talks =======================-

Near as I can tell, their podcasts of recent talks listed in their newsletter is not condensed well on any page of their site.  These…


Added by John Voris, Lead Coordinator on January 21, 2011 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Slides from the last meeting Sept 22nd

Slides from the last joint meeting with SPIN on Sept 22nd are at

Added by John Voris, Lead Coordinator on October 1, 2010 at 7:11pm — No Comments


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