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Welcome to Agile Austin!

Keeping Austin Agile, One User Story at a Time.

Agile Austin is the largest group of Agile professionals in the central Texas Area. As a 501c(6) non-profit (special thanks to Andrews Kurth LLP (http://www.andrewskurth.com/)), we provide and promote gatherings of like-minded individuals in the Austin Area.

Agile Austin’s mission is to promote agile software development concepts such as those set forth in the Agile Manifesto (agilemanifesto.org (http://agilemanifesto.org/)), to create a public forum for the exchange of practice information, and to create opportunities for the professional development of members.

Come join us, share your ideas and learn from others.

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Upcoming events (5)

Agile Austin Coaching SIG: The Lifestyle of Psychological Safety

Agile coaches are lifeguards: we have to ensure our own lifeline before we can help anyone else up. Coaches should make intentional lifestyle choices to bring psychological safety to the workplace. I'll share what this looks like in my journey, and invite you to imagine what it would look like in yours. Jessica Bahr is a lifelong learner with a default setting for self-reflection. She is currently an Agile Coach with Whole Foods Market, but her career in leadership spans 14 years and three industries: hospitality, automotive, and now grocery retail. She honed her interpersonal skills building up international teams and customizing Agile methods for software development and non-engineering teams. Her passion is shifting paradigms and helping other people step into their own brilliance. Normally we would be at uShip, but let's plan on this meeting being a virtual meeting as well. Closer to the event, we will email Zoom information to attendees. Come at 6:15 for chatting and light banter, the main event will start at 6:30, and we'll wrap things up by 7:45.

DevOps SIG - Pathways to careers in the ops world (DevOps, SRE, Infrastructure)

---------------------------------------------- THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT!!! Virtual Meet-Up Link: https://bit.ly/jjruescas-zoom ---------------------------------------------- The DevOps and Cloud Native landscape is massive and often overwhelming. Let's talk about some realistic pathways into this career with a focus on readily available resources. Evan will share with the Community ways to start on this adventure. Whether you're planning to change career paths or not, this is a talk for you to understand what are the building blocks that will help you become a DevOps/SRE, or likewise, how to communicate with one in your daily work. ---------------------------------------------- Speaker: Evan Niedojadlo Evan Niedojadlo is an engineer that's currently focused on infrastructure and security. Twitter: https://twitter.com/eniedojadlo YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIk8FAq_HiufT-uA486WrRA LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/evanniedojadlo/ Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Austin-Automation-Professionals/ ---------------------------------------------- DevOps SIG Info: More information and communication may be found at the SIG's Google Group: http://groups.google.com/group/agileaustin-devops. Seating is limited even on Zoom! Please make sure that you are able to attend this session. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. We want to give everyone the opportunity to attend, so please only sign up if you are committed to attending. For more information/questions, please send email to: [masked].

Book Club - The Signal and the Noise - 1 of 2 or 3

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*** For the duration, we'll run book club remotely with ZOOM *** *** Note change of content -- we completed Talking to Strangers in one meeting May 21. If you DON'T wish to read the new selection, please change your RSVP to "Not going," thanks *** We're reading "The Signal and the Noise" by Nate Silver [Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/yd9u6s37 ] We'll read through Chapter 4 and discuss that at our June 4 meeting, and continue or complete our discussion June 18. We MAY pick the next book June 18, so bring any titles you want to propose for the next meeting to the June 4 meeting. —— Remote Process [NB: subject to change as we gain experience!] We'll anchor our discussion in Zoom [https://zoom.us], keep notes as we have done in Google Docs (see Discussion Notes below). We are using Mural (https://mural.co) to organize the discussion. If you're unfamiliar with Zoom or Mural, please go play with them a bit before we meet, and be on time (6pm) so you can acquaint yourself with our specific workflows. Mural and Zoom both run on browsers alone, but for a better experience we suggest you download and install the Zoom application on your Win or Mac PC. We organize our discussion by posting up to three (real or virtual) sticky notes per person on the (real or virtual) whiteboard. Even if you're fully conversant with the process, please log into the meeting early enough to post your stickies by 6:20pm; we'll then select the first few topics and start the discussion by 6:30. Try to finish eating by 6:30 as well. Discussion Notes for this and all our books may be found here: https://tinyurl.com/ybz5tmca . Book notes are open to comment by anyone (please do!) and you'll also find how to get REIMBURSEMENT for books and the READING LIST for possible future books. About Book Club We meet most months the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, so you can put that in your calendar. When we resume physical meetings we'll feed you, and if you come to most of the sessions, we'll even reimburse you for the book, so save that receipt.

Featured Speaker Series: (Re)Discovering Agility

Online event

Agile Austin Featured Speaker Series proudly presents: Title: (Re)Discovering Agility Session Overview: The term “business agility” has gained momentum. With the global pandemic accelerating the need for agility, alignment on what agility means for an organization is critical. By understanding what your organization values in today's hyper-turbulent world, you can prioritize approaches to better achieve your business’ objectives. This interactive session focuses on gaining clarity on what agility means and where to concentrate efforts to meet your goals. Learning Outcomes: - Gain an understanding of what agility means in a post-covid world - Compare various models of agility - Identify factors that will increase your organization’s agility Speaker Bios: Steve Martin Steven Martin has over 25 years’ experience, with the last decade focused specifically on helping organizations make the transition to Scrum and Agile ways of working. Steven has worked in a wide range of industries including Healthcare IT, Finance, Insurance, Biotechnology, Medical Devices, Publishing, and Communications. Steven is an avid distance cyclist and can often be found at your local bakery. He is known for his highly interactive, thought-provoking workshops and conference presentations. Kerri Sutey Kerri is an Enterprise Agile Coach with over 15 years of experience in planning, prioritizing, and executing programs and leading teams across diverse functional areas, including marketing, IT, modeling, and simulation. In recent years, she has focused her time coaching leaders, programs, and teams on their journey to be successful in constantly changing and ambiguous environments. She particularly finds joy in the “aha” moments of collaboration, innovation, and learning. ===== Our presentation will begin at 6:05pm. The Meeting Link, ID, & Password for this zoom session will be shared on the day of the event with “Going” participants. Tentative Agenda: 6:05- 6:30pm: Agile Austin Updates 6:30 - 8:00pm: Featured Speaker Presentation For more information/questions, please send email to: [masked]

Past events (667)

Book Club - Talking to Strangers - 1 of 2

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