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Agile 2009 is Almost Here

2009 August 3
by Nayan Hajratwala

The Agile 2009 conference is less than a month away! Need to convince
your manager to send you? See our justification toolkit:

Consider personalizing your program, and seeing how much value you can
receive for your time and money:

The program is also available online and in PDF format on:

We are almost out of Early Bird registrations, so register soon if you
want to snag one. Our 5-pack registration is the best deal. See for all the details.

Freshers’ Faire

We know that the crowd at Agile Conference can be intimidating, so don’t
miss the Ice Breaker on Monday. It will include a college-style
Freshers’ Faire where communities will be happy to introduce themselves
to you. The communities that will be represented include so far:
* Real Options
* Testing
* Leadership
* Agile Requirements
* Agile Coach and the Agile Coaches Gathering
* User Experience
* Telling Our Stories
* Agile Game designers/ enthousiasts
* Agile France
* PairWith.Us
* Kanban
* Facilitation & Facilitation Patterns

Feel free to tell other communities about it and refer them to our blog

Programming with the Stars

One of the most fun events last year was Programming with the Stars, a
contest where you can pair with legendary programmers, and impress a
panel of ruthless judges. Programming with the Stars is coming back this
year, and you can apply too!

Check out an account from last year:
Details on the contest there:


This year we are using “personas” as a quick way for attendees to tell
which sessions will be most relevant to their needs.

Personas are currently being described on the Conference blog. Watch for
them appear every few days!

Here is what we posted so far:




5-pack registration saves $400 per person!

Register now and get a $400 discount via a 5-pack registration.
Go to and choose “Register”.

A regular non-member single registration is a great deal at $1799, but
with a corporate group 5-pack, each person attends for only $1399 – a
savings of $400 each! It will work for you and your 4 friends too, no
need for you to be co-workers 😉

There’s no better way to check out the benefits of Agile for your
company than to turn your thought leaders loose among hundreds of
expert-led sessions at Agile 2009. See you there!