• CAOS Summer: Mixtape of Agile Thunder Talks

    ThoughtWorks, Inc.

    ------- You must answer the RSVP question and provide your full name. This satisfies a security requirement for the building. Note: RSVP closes at 5:30 pm July 17, 2019. ------ The June meet up was so well received that we're hitting the rewind button and again featuring Thunder Talks (Long Lightning Talks on any agile topic). Vijay Reedy Michael Marchi Bonnie Johnson German Flores Danielle Pollard Bill Allen Agenda 5:30 pm - Networking and refreshments. 6:00 pm - Meet up Begins 7:30 pm - Meet up Ends, Post Meet up Networking 8:00 pm - Lights out! Sponsor(s): • dscout (https://dscout.com) is the event host. • agile Innovation Labs (agileInnov.com) will provide refreshments. Security Requirements We are required to give a list of all attendees to the security desk prior to the meeting. If your name on the RSVP list doesn't the match the name on your state or government issued ID, then building security may not let you in the building. Sorry for the inconvenience, but those are the requirements of security for the building. Chicago Agile Open Space is now part of Agile Alliance Community (https://www.meetup.com/pro/AgileAlliance/). Awesome Raffle Proud to announce that we have JetBrain as a sponsor, (https://www.jetbrains.com). Every month CAOS will raffle off a 1-year individual subscription to any single JetBrains Toolbox product (https://www.jetbrains.com/products.html) of your choice from among their IDEs and .NET Tools.

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  • How We Learn / Thunder Talks (Long Lightning Talks)

    Strata Decision Technology

    ------- You must answer the RSVP question and provide your full name. This satisfies a security requirement for the building. ------ Thunder Talks - Long Lightning Talks on Agile Education, Training, Certifications, and Learning Organizations. Beverly Weable Title: Participation-Based Certification: "you get a badge, and You get a badge, and YOU GET A BADGE!" Cherise Livingston Title: Pathways to SAFe Mike Lynn Title: Mind over Matrix Joel Grossman Title: Constraint-Based Learning Kat H Daugherty Title: TBD Bonnie Johnson Title: Agile Education in Organizations with a Strong Resistance to Converting to Agile. Bill Allen Title: Continuous Learning Using Dojos Schedule: 5:30 pm - Networking and refreshments. 6:00 pm - Presentations 7:30 pm - Post Meet up Networking 8:00 pm - Meet up Ends Sponsor(s): • Strata Decision Technology - (stratadecision.com) is the event host. • agile Innovation Labs (agileInnov.com) will provide refreshments. Security Requirements We are required to give a list of all attendees to the security desk prior to the meeting. If your name on the RSVP list doesn't the match the name on your state or government issued ID, then building security may not let you in the building. Sorry for the inconvenience, but those are the requirements of security for the building. Chicago Agile Open Space is now part of Agile Alliance Community (https://www.meetup.com/pro/AgileAlliance/). Awesome Raffle Proud to announce that we have JetBrain as a sponsor, (https://www.jetbrains.com). Every month CAOS will raffle off a 1-year individual subscription to any single JetBrains Toolbox product (https://www.jetbrains.com/products.html) of your choice from among their IDEs and .NET Tools.

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  • Women in Agile

    Centro

    NOT for women only. All are welcome! This event is jointly sponsored by Women In Agile (https://WomenInAgile.org) and Chicago Agile Open Space. Five Women will deliver “TED-like” talks on their journey into technology. They are: STEM College Student - Semira Allen, Northwestern University Talk: "And still I rise": A journey into technology Bio: Semira Allen is a life long lover of all things related to STEM. She's a rising senior at Northwestern University majoring in Information Systems. Her passion for software development has aided her in being awarded an internship in DevSecOps with Deloitte for the summer of 2019. Entry Level - Melissa A Rowe, Adtalem Global Education Talk: Agile: Love at first sight Bio: Melissa Rowe is a business professional with over 15 years in the IT/Telecommunications field and most recently in Project Management. She has a natural enthusiastic entrepreneurial spirit with a unique ability to bring people together and get things done in a fun effective way! Career Changer - 'Tine Zekis, Centro Talk: How Career Changers Can Tackle Impostor Syndrome Bio: Christine ('Tine) Zekis is an educator-turned-developer working as a Software Engineer at Centro's Chicago office. She champions Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in tech, while delivering clean, well-tested code. She aspires to mentor and sponsor other career changers, especially those who are underrepresented in the industry. In her spare time...just kidding: 'Tine has a one-year-old daughter and no spare time. Mid-Level - Alison Dalton, West Monroe Partners Talk: The Ascent from Individual Contributor to Manager to Leader Bio: Alison Dalton-Lynn is a Senior Product Manager at West Monroe Partners, a technology consulting firm in Chicago, where she leads a new internal platform team. She has over 15 years experience across startups, large corporations as well as her sweet spot which is mid-size companies. While she spent some of her career with B2C digital products she learned that she preferred providing tools and solutions to enable end users with technology and insgihts and has focused her talents on SaaS and Agile methodologies. Alison has been able to create deep relationships throughout her career and has become a trusted advisor to current and former colleagues as they navigate thier own journeys. Senior Exec - Dana Bina, iProspect US Talk: The Road to CTO Bio: Dana Bina is Chief Technology Officer for iProspect US. With more than 15 years of experience building digital marketing solutions for the world’s most well-known brands, Dana has a proven ability to communicate technical information to non-technical business owners, articulate business needs to development teams, lead cross-functional teams, and foster collaboration among team members. She is a mentor for women seeking leadership positions across the organization, and advocates for diversity & inclusivity across her organization. Afterwards, we will have a moderated panel and also take questions from the audience. Moderator - Melanie Adcock. Melanie is President and CEO of Tech Copy Authority Corporation. She is a highly regarded woman in tech in the Chicagoland area. Founder of two tech companies involving writing and advertising, she also hosts a radio broadcast called Tech Scene Chicago where she discusses publicly available tech events. She has discussed several agile topics and events on her show and is proud to be moderating the panel for this event. Event timeline: 5:30 - 6:00 pm Networking / Refreshments 6:00 - 6:10 pm Welcome and Opening Remarks 6:10 - 7:00 pm Presentations 7:00 - 7:45 pm Panel Discussions and Audience Questions 7:45 - 8:00 pm Post Networking Security Requirements Please check in with building security on ground floor.

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  • Agile | Security - Threat Intelligence and Vulnerability Exploitation

    ------- You must answer the RSVP question and provide your full name. This satisfies a security requirement for the building. ------ Getting started with a threat intelligence program doesn’t have to be costly or time consuming, with some automation anyone can jump start their own threat program. Today, we see a lot of enterprises heavily investing in a threat intelligence program to gain informational advantage over their adversaries (bad-actors) in other to prevent threats their organizations faces but we don’t see the same trend for small organizations. Traditionally, starting a threat intel program not only requires a team of experts but also the technology to produce the data but today, that is no longer the case. With a little coding knowledge, anyone can join the OpenThreat community and consolidate a list of OpenSource threat intel tools to collect intelligence and take automated actions to remediate the threat. During this talk, we will go over how we can exploit systems from a single threat intelligence. Demo - https://github.com/abdelsfane/threat-intel-automation About Abdel Sy Fane Abdel is a lead application security engineer at Allstate and president of the Chicago CyberSecurity (CCS) organization. With over five years of experience in security and ten years in the IT industry, Abdel is passionate about a wide range of security topics, including Threat Intelligence, DevSecOps, and Artificial Intelligence and security integration. He received his master’s in Cyber Forensics & Security from Illinois Institute of Technology in 2014, and since then he has consulted for the Veteran’s Administration, PayNet and Allstate. As president of CCS, Abdel is dedicated to unifying the security community and promoting security education. www.linkedin.com/in/abdelsyfane The session will follow a familiar format: 5:30 pm - The evening will start with networking, food and beverages 6:00 pm - Presentation and demo by Abdel Sy Fane 7:30 pm - Meet up Ends Sponsor(s): • agile Innovation Labs - (http://agileinnov.com) is the event host and will be providing refreshments. Security Requirements We are required to give a list of all attendees to the security desk prior to the meeting. If your name on the RSVP list doesn't the match the name on your state or government issued ID, then building security may not let you in the building. Sorry for the inconvenience, but those are the requirements of security for the building. Chicago Agile Open Space is now part of Agile Alliance Community (https://www.meetup.com/pro/AgileAlliance/). Awesome Raffle Proud to announce that we have JetBrain as a sponsor, (https://www.jetbrains.com). Every month CAOS will raffle off a 1-year individual subscription to any single JetBrains Toolbox product (https://www.jetbrains.com/products.html) of your choice from among their IDEs and .NET Tools.

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  • Working with Remote Teams / Across Time Zones

    ------- You must answer the RSVP question and provide your full name. This satisfies a security requirement for the building. ------ Bring your questions and the challenges you are experiencing working with Remote Teams / Across Time Zones. Be ready to respectfully challenge the status quo, think skeptically and be open to learning from others. We'll be using a fishbowl conversation format ... where the entire group gets to participate. The session will follow a familiar format: 5:30 pm - The evening will start with networking, food and beverages 6:00 pm - A fishbowl discussion on Working with Remote Teams / Across Time Zones 7:30 pm - Meet up Ends Sponsor(s): • Centro - (Centro.net) is the event host and will be providing refreshments. Security Requirements We are required to give a list of all attendees to the security desk prior to the meeting. If your name on the RSVP list doesn't the match the name on your state or government issued ID, then building security may not let you in the building. Sorry for the inconvenience, but those are the requirements of security for the building. Chicago Agile Open Space is now part of Agile Alliance Community (https://www.meetup.com/pro/AgileAlliance/). Awesome Raffle Proud to announce that we have JetBrain as a sponsor, (https://www.jetbrains.com). Every month CAOS will raffle off a 1-year individual subscription to any single JetBrains Toolbox product (https://www.jetbrains.com/products.html) of your choice from among their IDEs and .NET Tools.

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  • Why Are We Still Doing This?

    Centro

    ------- You must answer the RSVP question and provide your full name. This satisfies a security requirement for the building. ------ It's been 18-years since the Agile Manifesto was presented, and still we struggle to understand how to apply and benefit from wide range for practices and frameworks: Scrum, Lean, Kanban, XP, Scaled Agile, LeSS, Product Discovery, Design Thinking, Dojos... Let's reflect on, "Why are we still doing this?" The RETROSPECTIVE begins at 6:00 pm. Schedule: 5:30 pm - Networking and refreshments. 6:00 pm - Retrospective 7:30 pm - Meet up Ends Sponsor(s): • Centro - (Centro.net) is the event host and will be providing refreshments. Security Requirements We are required to give a list of all attendees to the security desk prior to the meeting. If your name on the RSVP list doesn't the match the name on your state or government issued ID, then building security may not let you in the building. Sorry for the inconvenience, but those are the requirements of security for the building. Chicago Agile Open Space is now part of Agile Alliance Community (https://www.meetup.com/pro/AgileAlliance/). Awesome Raffle Proud to announce that we have JetBrain as a sponsor, (https://www.jetbrains.com). Every month CAOS will raffle off a 1-year individual subscription to any single JetBrains Toolbox product (https://www.jetbrains.com/products.html) of your choice from among their IDEs and .NET Tools.

  • Planning for 2019

    Centro

    ------- You must answer the RSVP question and provide your full name. This satisfies a security requirement for the building. ------ Let's huddle and brainstorm on topics and activities that we can explore in 2019 to enhance our collective understanding and application of agile. Schedule: 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm: Networking and refreshments. 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: 2019 Planning Sponsor(s): • Centro - (Centro.net) is the event host and will be providing refreshments.

  • The Intersection of Agile and Security

    Tech companies are disrupting the space with cool products and ideas! This presents a challenge with the traditional information security model; it's an immediate poor fit! Tech companies value delivering value, moving FAST, and getting something out the door to prove out the business idea. The traditional information security approach is one that involves a data security policy that is long, filled with jargon, and isn't at all actionable. Security teams expect PMs and software engineers to "bake-in" security requirements, however, they very well know that very few have actually read the security policy. Title: An ex-product manager shares her experience "doing security" with local tech companies Discussion topics: • Why should we care about data security? • The benefits of incorporating security into product • Practical steps for starting to integrate data security requirements at stand up next week! Speaker: Rocio Baeza is the CEO and Founder of CyberSecurityBase, a consulting practice that helps rising tech companies get started with data security. She studied Mathematics at the University of Chicago. Her professional background includes data analytics, product management, and IT security and risk management in the private sector. Rocio has observed that rising tech companies are in a unique position where they are offering innovative products and services, however, the traditional information security model is an immediate poor fit. This is leaving emerging tech companies AND consumers in a vulnerable position, and Rocio is on a mission to help change that. We will begin the meet up at 5:30 pm with networking and refreshments. The Presentations begin at 6:00 and continue (w/ Q&A) until 7:30 pm. Security Requirements We are required to give a list of all attendees to the security desk prior to the meeting. If your name on the RSVP list doesn't the match the name on your state or government issued ID, then building security may not let you in the building. Sorry for the inconvenience, but those are the requirements of security for the building.

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