What we're about

Women in Agile Columbus is a community based on the belief that diversity empowers the agile professional community.

Every month, we gather to share and support women who are building their understanding and reputation in the Agile community. Our purpose is to provide a forum for thoughtful, intentional, and open discussion and empowerment for women in Agile.

We believe that magic moments occur by just bringing people together and giving them a place to see themselves and be themselves. This is a group rooted in trust, openness, courage, respect, and empathy.

We invite all people of all genders to be a part of the community.

During this difficult time around the world, we've created this virtual team space (https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vQoLDmis36iEWh9mMNEWPr-4GoTHkK12NvnFLyoVwkhbeWnhFJtzaJgWYhcWmOffvgdjWlcK2nvkP5H/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000&slide=id.p) to put all the tools we use together in one place.

See recordings and presentation decks from past events here on Google Drive. (https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1-DVSqyk01GuUef_f274OoRL3dg9NXAtz?usp=sharing)


We are part of the Women in Agile non-profit organization which is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) that helps organize and champion these efforts worldwide. View a list of current groups here: https://womeninagile.org/local/

We ask all participants to please review and sign the Women in Agile Code of Conduct: https://womeninagile.org/conduct/


WIA Cbus is looking for ways to improve and how we can bring our 300+ members together better. We'd love your help! Have you thought about, but not joined a meetup? Have you joined a meetup, but not returned to the group in a while? What's missing in WIA Cbus for you?

Please take our survey to help us improve:


Upcoming events (1)

WIA Cbus: Modeling Better Decisions with Dustin Thostenson

Online event

Modeling Better Decisions with Dustin Thostenson

From chaos to clarity, make quality decisions with confidence.

Quality decisions need to be made without full analysis and include uncertainty.

Patterns exist. Comparing a new problem to an existing model can help elude analysis paralysis. A study by LexisNexis showed, “on average, employees spend more than half their workdays receiving and managing information rather than using it to do their jobs!” Recognizing what models we may be using to validate our gut instincts may help us find more models to expand our capabilities.


Dustin Thostenson’s personal mantra is “Understand, Be Understood”.

He helps teams deliver their best, delighting their users.

He’s been a polyglot programmer, mentor, trainer, speaker and coach for over 2 decades.

He’s experienced what works and improves what doesn’t. Code, Culture, Clarity all contribute.

He has fun, as do the people he’s with.

He’s an independent consultant who leads the Iowa .NET User Group, speaks at local and international events and volunteers where there’s a need.

He’s @dustinson.

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