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Intl. Speaker: Joe Justice - WIKISPEED (How to build an Open-Source Agile car)

Joe Justice and Tim Myer are keynote speakers at Agile 2012 in Texas later this year and have kindly agreed to speak at AgileWelly where they will talk about WIKISPEEED, the first automotive manufacturer to use agile methods.

Watch Joe's TEDx Talk to get to know more

A special thanks goes to Tait Radio in Christchurch who are so friendly to "lend" us Tim and Jo to make this event possible.7

Please note:

  • The talk will start at 7pm.
  • We will open our doors for people, nibbles and drinks at 6pm. There'll be a cash bar.
  • If your RSVP status changes please be fair and update it here as there might be people on the waiting list.

The Talk:

Managing a collaborative multi-national team in real time. Attend this amazing presentation with Joe Justice and Tim Myer, and see just how cool Agile can be. Find out what happens when a consultant with mad Agile skills starts building a car in his garage in his free time. Not any car, but an X Prize car, that gets 100 miles to the gallon. Learn about the real, tangible ways Joe turned a dream into a game-changing auto manufacturing company, building a 100mpg, hot, sexy, sporty, road legal car.

Speaker Bios:

Joe Justice is a Seattle-area agile business process consultant and entreprenerd, and a registered automotive manufacture since 2006.

In 2010, Joe’s X Prize team, WIKISPEED, used agile process to tie for 10th place in the mainstream class of the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize, a $10 million challenge for 100+ MPGe automobiles.

WIKISPEED now uses agile process to rapidly solve problems for social good. Joe has spoken on social web application development, project methodology, and agile best practices and is a nominated TEDx speaker and currently a business process consultant at SolutionsIQ and CEO of WIKISPEED.

Tim Myer has been working with teams in telecommunications, consumer finance, healthcare, government and the social web to deliver better products to market faster since 2004. Most recently, he has been a coach for enterprise organizational change initiatives at GE and AT&T. Initially attracted by the challenges of coordination among a globally dispersed Agile/Lean/Scrum team and by the success of WIKISPEED's application of iterative software-design disciplines to hardware manufacturing, he joined the WIKISPEED team last December in order to revolutionize the automotive industry one modular car at a time.

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  • Horia

    Watch the recorded session on YouTube at

    July 20, 2012

  • Horia

    Awesome energy, great to see people so dedicated to achieving amazing things for the common good. Watch the session on YouTube at

    July 20, 2012

  • Nick K.

    Really interesting, made me want to build a car. Very interesting thoughts on other uses of pairing.

    July 20, 2012

  • Herbert B.

    Great to see Agile techniques applied in other areas outside software. Inspirational.

    July 19, 2012

  • Tracey Q.

    Fantastic presentation from Joe. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

    July 19, 2012

  • Anthony B.

    Absolutely awesome ! This was a really inspirational talk, that captivated and seemed to go quickly than a WIKISPEED car. If you can do it with a car, you can apply this anywhere. Thanks to all our sponsors, Tait and of course Joe, Tim and Stefan.

    July 19, 2012

  • Des K.


    July 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic ideas and very articulate. It was great to hear from someone working on altruistic ventures.

    July 19, 2012

  • Shane H.

    Great talk, inspiring!

    July 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member


    July 19, 2012

  • Stu M.

    Very inspirational - well done organisers

    July 19, 2012

  • Martin G.

    Awesome and inspiring!

    July 19, 2012

  • Sandy M.

    If you can build a car using Agile you can do anything Agile! Awesome session!

    July 19, 2012

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