Posted by johnsmart
on January 21, 2009 at 2:45 PM PST
One conference that I'm really looking forward to this year is Agile 2009 , which takes place in Chicago, August 24 to 28, and is run by the Agile Alliance group. The number of stages and topics covered is absolutely amazing, and there is a very I'm helping out Michael Hüttermann with the Tools for Agility stage, and have submitted a few talks.
One of the cool things about this conference is its emphasis on real-world, first-hand experience - there will be a lot of User Experience stories and hands-on workshops, which is often what you really need to get started with Agile. It's also a great way to find-tune your techniques if you are already familiar with Agile.
Judging by the submissions so far, it's going to be a very exciting conference! It's also not to late to submit your own talks - check out the stages and see if any topics come to mind! This conference has to have some of the best speaker benefits of any conference I've been to - not only is entry free for speakers, but accommodation is paid for, and on top of that some speakers even get paid (see Speaker Compensation ).
"Best development course I have been on in a very long time...Greatly enjoyed the course...A 'must' course for serious Java developers..." - Coming soon to a city near you! Check out the new 2009 season of the Java Power Tools Bootcamps.