What we're about

What are we trying to fix?
Do you think most meetups are a little slow and a lot of time is taken up with long speeches? Do you think there is a barrier to getting your teams experience in front of other people? Do you think you would like to speak in front of your peers but never have the chance or enough material? Want to try out some crazy theory or even some humour with a group of smart people?

Who might want to come along?
We are looking for enthustiastic change addicts to speak and try out new ideas, crack some Agile jokes or vent on recurring problems in bite sized 5 minute slots.

How this will run?
To avoid same old same old waffle and induced sleep, each event will be an "Open Mike" opportunity for people to speak for 5 minutes on any topic related ways of working. If you feel you want to speak on the spur of the moment you can if a slot is free.
Because you only have 5 mins the topics can include anything you wish from T shaped workers to anarchic or Data led decision making, remote working etc etc. Each slot will end on time with a limited Q&A sessionm.

There will be a chance to mingle at the end. If we get sponsorship there will be a prize for the most thought provoking speaker. We will follow this with an opportunity to mingle.

Warning:
You will be free to present in any way you wish but you will get 5 minutes including set up time, so don't bring that massive PowerPoint on a stick! Also if you speak we would prefer if you stay the end and mingle - it's just a courtesy thing.

Upcoming events (1)

Agile Standup Night - Open mike night at Shell, Southbank London.

Agile Standup and Shell are excited to host our next Agile Stand-Up in the Shell theatre space, right next to Waterloo and overlooking the London Eye. After the great attendance and feedback from the last event we want to keep the format in a new location. What are we trying to fix? Do you think most meetups are a little slow and a lot of time is taken up with long speeches? Do you think there is a barrier to getting your teams experience in front of other people? Do you think you would like to speak in front of your peers but never have the chance or enough material? Want to try out some crazy theory or even some humour with a group of smart people? Who might want to come along? We are looking for enthusiastic change addicts to speak and try out new ideas, crack some Agile jokes or vent on recurring problems in bite sized 5 minute slots. On the night: Speakers will be limited to 5 minutes of presentation time followed by 3 minutes Q&A. If you'd like to speak, please put your name on the speaker list when you arrive. Share your thoughts, ideas, rants and raves about all things Agile. Whether you're a seasoned public speaker or trying it for the first time, it doesn't matter, you get to put your ideas forward and listen to others. We'll have time for 8 to 10 speakers, more if the speakers don't need the full time. Afterwards there will be time to meet, mingle, discuss and maybe even find mentors or future work colleagues. There will also be pizza and drinks (yay!) If you have any questions about the format just drop us a line.

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