What we're about

This meetup is for technologists and entrepreneurs. This meetup will serve as aggregration site for tech/startup related meetups in Ann Arbor. Why are we doing this? Because its really hard to keep track of all the meetups and we wanted one place where you could see a majority of the tech/startup meetings happening in Ann Arbor.

If you are a meetup organizer and would like to post your meetups here please drop me a note and I'll grant you permissions to do so.

Thanks,

Ben

Upcoming events (5+)

Building A Better Backlog: Product Owner Training

A2Agile, Inc.

Cross Posting for Agile Groupies: If you've heard "We took an hour to estimate one story", or "We don't really have anything to demonstrate at our Sprint Review", or "Many of our stories carry over to the next Sprint" then you probably have a backlog problem. This is good to understand. Because, If you fix your backlog then these problems quickly go away. 'Building A Better Backlog - Product Owner Training' is a detailed immersion in the tools, tasks, and ceremonies essential for creating dramatically better backlogs. This 3-day course teaches how to contextualize and understand your product, how to create highly effective agile user stories, and a disciplined structure for user story writing which makes it simple to write stories right, the first time. Master the skills essential for creating great Agile backlogs. The job of managing an Agile backlog is complex. Product Owners juggle multiple sources of ideas, balance competing priorities, and meet a variety of different stakeholder expectations, all while working to beat their competitors. This workshop provides detailed direction on how to gain competitive advantage while doing these difficult tasks. Participants learn nine different powerful tools for creating great Agile backlogs, including: * Value stream maps * Object diagrams * Personas * Persona maps * Story maps * Inquiry story templates * Acceptance criteria * Paper prototypes * Business visions Participants practice using a revolutionary new inquiry story template for writing user stories. This template makes it almost impossible to write a bad user story. ​In addition, participants practice ceremonies for ideation, user selection, work prioritization, and user feedback. As a result, they leave with a complete workable process for creating great Agile backlogs​. Get more information and registration information at Agile Groupies here https://www.meetup.com/Agile-Groupies/events/260056128/

Introvert's journey to Agility with Arati Joshi

Atomic Object

Ann Arbor Computer Society presents: Talk featured at Agile & Beyond 2019 Agile methodology of development, extreme programming practices, modern agile principles put emphasis on collaboration. For introverts being around lot of people drains energy, they are more productive in independent projects and seek solitude, stimulation distracts them and leaves them unfocused. As an introvert myself, when I joined agile team for the first time, it felt like I can not thrive. Through this talk I would like to share my experiences and strategies for introverts to work effectively on true agile teams. Food Sponsor: Cowork Ann Arbor, 323 S. Main St., Suite B (in the alley), phone: (734)[masked] About the Presenter: Arati Joshi is a software engineer working in IT industry for 12+ years. Arati has worked with many different software languages and frameworks enhancing/supporting products from business domains including automotive and health care. Arati loves to learn new things and share her knowledge with others through pair programming, leading workshops.

Michigan Python Users Group

WCC BE 150

Michigan Python Users Group is a group for sharing local Python-related information. Monthly meeting First Thursday of each month at Washtenaw Community College in the Business Education Building starting at 7pm Wifi is available. Agenda: Beginners corner: TBD Module of the Month: TBD Presentation: TBD https://michipug.wordpress.com/ Earlier presentations and other documentation uploaded to https://github.com/MichiPUG Also listed under Michigan Python

AWS Michigan - The Cloud Is About More Than the Tech

RightBrain Networks, LLC

Companies are rapidly migrating to the cloud to take advantage of the simplified maintenance, ease of use, and scalability that providers like AWS and GCP offer. What many neglect to consider is that a cloud migration often requires an overhaul of company culture, technical capabilities, and team structure to be successful. Jeremy Livingston joins us to talk about the cultural shift that the Bankrate team at Red Ventures underwent during their journey to the cloud and share some considerations that teams should make when going through similar journeys. Speaker Bio: Jeremy Livingston is an engineering leader and technologist who has spent the majority of his career in the Financial Technology industry. He is currently VP of Engineering at Red Ventures, where he leads the technology team for the personal finance web site Bankrate.com. Prior to Red Ventures, Jeremy led technology for the consumer credit report web site, Quizzle.com, until it was acquired by Bankrate in 2015 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Doors open at 6 p.m. for those wishing to come earlier and network before the talk which starts at 6:30 p.m. We ask that if you do plan on attending, please register, so we have an accurate headcount. Food, soft drinks, and craft brews will be provided; we hope to see you there! https://www.meetup.com/AWS-Michigan/events/259278671/

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Washtenaw Linux Users Group

WCC BE 150

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