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About Chicago Agile Open Space 2.0

CAOS 2.0 is a practitioner-driven agile community, arranged around these Special Interest Groups (SIGs):

• Software Crafting
Practices like test-driven development and pair programming have gained much wider acceptance in recent years. Engineering leaders are understanding the economics of software development in a different way, and these once controversial practices are increasingly sought after. We will present topics and discussions exploring the growing valuation of craft in software development.

• Diversity and Inclusion
"Regarding the topic of Inclusion & Diversity, we are trying to show the connection between Inclusion & Diversity initiatives that are sprouting in the technology field and team-building practices and mindsets. When we say diversity, we need to broaden the term “diversity” to include ethnicity, age, gender, educational background, and professional experience.

• Product Thinking
Product Thinking suggests focusing on outcomes which maximize success for our customers. Realizing that the things that make a product good are the result of customers seeing, trying and using the product. Since all of these things occur after the product ships, one should think in terms of Product Use and not Product Delivery. The Product Thinking SIG will focus on insights for knowing your customers and knowing their experiences with your product.

• Culture and Environment
PREMISE: When the culture and environment of an organization is conducive to the agile precepts of self-organization, learning experiments, and objective accountability, value flows easily to customers. Agile companies achieve accelerated, nearly effortless delivery of useful products and continual improvement in workflow, enhancing the bottom line.

OBJECTIVE: How can these precepts be created and sustained within modern corporations? This SIG proposes to explore the elements which help organically cultivate sustainable, adaptable, profitable businesses, and how to encourage those elements to enable organizations to benefit.

• Women in Agile
Jointly sponsored by Women In Agile (https://WomenInAgile.org (https://womeninagile.org/)) and Chicago Agile Open Space, each year we invite Five Women to deliver “TED-like” talks on their journey into technology.

• Beyond agile
With the signing of the Agile Manifesto approaching its 20 year anniversary, the Chicago Agile Open Space (CAOS) looks forward to hearing from engaging speakers in 2020 who are looking beyond Agile. What does going beyond look like when today’s agile is simply practiced intrinsically or perhaps altogether obsolete? If you are one of those free spirited folks who think that agile is dead and should be replaced with something better, we would love to hear from you.

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Upcoming events (4)

Mob Programming: What, How, Why

Online event

This is a Digital ONLY event. Please RSVP and the Zoom link will be e-mailed directly to you.
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In this session we will introduce mob programming, practice it, then join a panel of experienced mob programmers to discuss the practice and to help understand the value of mob programming.

Curious about mob programming? No experience necessary, just a web browser!

Experienced with mob programming? Please join to share and help others learn!

Event timeline:
5:30 - 5:40 pm Zoom opens
5:40 - 6:00 pm What? A short introduction to mob programming and how it is done
6:00 - 7:00 pm How?
• Small groups will go into breakout rooms and practice mob programming
• Each group will include at least one experienced mob programmer to help facilitate, and an exercise designed to offer the most practice from the short time period
7:00 - 7:05 pm BREAK
7:05 - 7:45 pm Why? After a short break, we will reconvene to discuss the experience and gather insights, together with a panel of experienced mob programmers and coaches
7:45 - 8:00 pm Post Networking

Sponsors:
• agile Innovation Labs (https://www.agileInnov.com)
• Agile Alliance (https://www.meetup.com/pro/AgileAlliance/)
• Jetbrains (https://www.jetbrains.com/products.html).

About CAOS:
Chicago Agile Open Space is a practitioner-driven agile community, arranged around these Special Interest Groups (SIGs):

• Software Crafting
Practices like test-driven development and pair programming have gained much wider acceptance in recent years. Engineering leaders are understanding the economics of software development in a different way, and these once controversial practices are increasingly sought after. We will present topics and discussions exploring the growing valuation of craft in software development.

Mob Programming: What, How, Why

Online event

This is a Digital ONLY event. Please RSVP and the Zoom link will be e-mailed directly to you.
____________________________________________________________________________________

In this session we will introduce mob programming, practice it, then join a panel of experienced mob programmers to discuss the practice and to help understand the value of mob programming.

Curious about mob programming? No experience necessary, just a web browser!

Experienced with mob programming? Please join to share and help others learn!

Event timeline:
5:30 - 5:40 pm Zoom opens
5:40 - 6:00 pm What? A short introduction to mob programming and how it is done
6:00 - 7:00 pm How?
• Small groups will go into breakout rooms and practice mob programming
• Each group will include at least one experienced mob programmer to help facilitate, and an exercise designed to offer the most practice from the short time period
7:00 - 7:05 pm BREAK
7:05 - 7:45 pm Why? After a short break, we will reconvene to discuss the experience and gather insights, together with a panel of experienced mob programmers and coaches
7:45 - 8:00 pm Post Networking

Sponsors:
• agile Innovation Labs (https://www.agileInnov.com)
• Agile Alliance (https://www.meetup.com/pro/AgileAlliance/)
• Jetbrains (https://www.jetbrains.com/products.html).

About CAOS:
Chicago Agile Open Space is a practitioner-driven agile community, arranged around these Special Interest Groups (SIGs):

• Software Crafting
Practices like test-driven development and pair programming have gained much wider acceptance in recent years. Engineering leaders are understanding the economics of software development in a different way, and these once controversial practices are increasingly sought after. We will present topics and discussions exploring the growing valuation of craft in software development.

CAOS Mob Programming: Global Day Of Coderetreat

Online event

This is a Digital ONLY event. Please RSVP and the Zoom link will be e-mailed directly to you.
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Coderetreats are free day-long, intensive practice events, focusing on the fundamentals of software development and design. By providing developers the opportunity to take part in focused practice, away from the pressures of "getting things done", the coderetreat format has proven itself to be a highly effective means of learning and nurturing software development skills.

All over the world, people are coming together in small communities of practices to learn, explore and grow. Join us on the Global Day of Coderetreat or discover local communities around you!

Event timeline:
8:30 - 9:00 am Zoom opens
9:00 - 4:00 pm Small groups will go into breakout rooms
4:00 - 4:30 pm Reconvene to discuss the experience
4:30 - 5:00 pm Post Networking

Sponsors:
• agile Innovation Labs (https://www.agileInnov.com)
• Agile Alliance (https://www.meetup.com/pro/AgileAlliance/)
• Jetbrains (https://www.jetbrains.com/products.html).

About CAOS:
Chicago Agile Open Space is a practitioner-driven agile community, arranged around these Special Interest Groups (SIGs):

• Software Crafting
Practices like test-driven development and pair programming have gained much wider acceptance in recent years. Engineering leaders are understanding the economics of software development in a different way, and these once controversial practices are increasingly sought after. We will present topics and discussions exploring the growing valuation of craft in software development.

New Tech Voices

Online event

This is an online event.
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This is your opportunity to gain experience presenting at a conference. With practice, you'll have the presence of a TED speaker. In fact, think of this as a ‘Ted Talk”, in the tech space.

Really simple Qualifications:
• You’ve never presented at a conference
• You have something you want to share about tech
• You can deliver your presentation in 9 minutes

Event timeline:
5:45 pm Zoom Opens
6:00 - 6:10 pm Welcome and Opening Remarks
6:10 - 7:30 pm Presentations
7:30 - 8:00 pm Post Networking

Sponsors:
• agile Innovation Labs (https://www.agileInnov.com)
• Agile Alliance (https://www.meetup.com/pro/AgileAlliance/)
• Jetbrains (https://www.jetbrains.com/products.html).

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