We are working on rescheduling the May 2nd meeting. It is tentatively set for May 17th. We have also lost the meeting space at IBM. We will be moving to http://www.startupedmonton.com/. Details to follow in the next couple days.

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April Meeting Cancelled

April meeting is cancelled. Will notify if we can reschedule the presentation.

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James Kovacs

April meeting is cancelled. Will notify if we can reschedule the presentation

The next Agile Edmonton user group meeting will be on Wednesday, April 4th at noon.

TDD/BDD with RSpec and Cucumber

RSpec and Cucumber are the bread and butter of Ruby development. Learn how to write Cucumber features to drive out high level system behaviour. Then jump down into RSpec specifications to test-drive out the actual implementation of the system. See how outside-in development can improve your code and keep you focused on the problem at hand.

James is a Technical Evangelist for JetBrains. He is passionate in sharing his knowledge about OO, SOLID, TDD/BDD, testing, object-relational mapping, dependency injection, refactoring, continuous integration, and related techniques.

For more about James check out his site.

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This meeting will be held in the IBM Innovation Center at 10044-108th Street. You can find more event information on our website at agileedmonton.org.

If possible, try to show up a bit before noon so that we can get started on time. Be sure to forward this information to anybody that would be interested.

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Stay tuned for an announcement about an April 4th presenter.

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December Meeting Rescheduled

***CHANGE*** this meeting is now February 1st at noon. Rescheduling due to a conflict with the meeting room and the holidays. Happy Holidays!

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The next Agile Edmonton user group meeting will be on Wednesday, December 7th February 1st at noon.

Fishbowl conversation

We are trying something a bit different for this meeting, a fishbowl conversation.

Here is what Wikipedia has to say about Fishbowl conversations.

What we need from you are topics. You can raise them at
Facebook
Google Groups
LinkedIn
Twitter

We have swag from Hansoft for each topic raised.
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This meeting will be held in the IBM Innovation Center at 10044-108th Street. You can find more event information on our website at agileedmonton.org.

If possible, try to show up a bit before noon so that we can get started on time. Be sure to forward this information to anybody that would be interested.

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Following on his Distributed Agile presentation at the November 2011 Agile Edmonton meeting, Mark Rajpal has made his presentation available for download.

November 2011 – Distributed agile

Thanks for the great presentation Mark!

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Mark Rajpal

The next Agile Edmonton user group meeting will be on Wednesday, November 2nd at noon.

Distributed Agile

While collocation is the preferred choice, it is not always possible. We are seeing a trend where teams are dispersed for a variety of reasons.

Can distributed teams become Agile? If so, how? What challenges will they face? How do they overcome these challenges?

Join me to discuss these questions and more.

Please feel free to share your own experiences with Distributed Agile.

Mark has been an I.T. professional for over 10 years which include roles in software development and project management. Recently, he obtained his Masters degree in Computer Science. His thesis topic was “Challenges in Distributed Agile Software Development”.

Mark has a wide range of technical skills and is always looking to add more. He also enjoys discussing practical experiences with Agile.
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This meeting will be held in the IBM Innovation Center at 10044-108th Street. You can find more event information on our website at agileedmonton.org.

If possible, try to show up a bit before noon so that we can get started on time. Be sure to forward this information to anybody that would be interested.

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The next Agile Edmonton user group meeting will be on Wednesday, October 5th at noon.

Agile 2011 Conference

Some folks from Alberta Pensions attended the Agile 2011 Conference. They have agreed to share what they learned.

About the folks from Alberta Pensions

Sean Feehan has been in the Software Development industry for over 7 years and he is currently a principal software analyst at Alberta Pensions and relatively new to the Agile world.

Jim Durnford has been in the software industry for over 20 years and active in Agile Scrum for 3 years. Jim is currently a Principal Software Analyst at Alberta Pensions and interested in learning and implementing Kanban and Lean methodologies.

Van Luu has been a part of the software industry for over 15 years. Van is currently the Application Development Manager at Alberta Pensions and has been doing Agile Scrum for 3 years. Van is an accomplished Scrum Master and Scrum Professional.
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This meeting will be held in the IBM Innovation Center at 10044-108th Street. You can find more event information on our website at agileedmonton.org.

If possible, try to show up a bit before noon so that we can get started on time. Be sure to forward this information to anybody that would be interested.

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Kanban Task Board

The next Agile Edmonton user group meeting will be on Wednesday, September 7th at noon.

Kanban versus Scrum: What is the One True Agile Way?

Many associate Scrum as an Agile methodology – but Scrum is not the only Agile methodology available. There is also Kanban – a methodology that focuses on just-in-time delivery and pull work from a queue.

Come join us for an informal discussion comparing Kanban and Scrum with Jeff Burns and Tim Edlund from Softworks Group and some ScrumMasters from the #agileyeg organizing committee.

Hope to see you there.

Signed, your friendly neighbourhood Agile Group.
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This meeting will be held in the IBM Innovation Center at 10044-108th Street. You can find more event information on our website at agileedmonton.org.

If possible, try to show up a bit before noon so that we can get started on time. Be sure to forward this information to anybody that would be interested.

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