We run the conference with sponsors and volunteers to keep the fee low: 1200SEK (about 120USD). Our target audience is developers, project managers and management, in that order.
Abbreviated Full day Agenda (Coffee breaks in between): 9-10 XP Fundamentals (getting everyone up to sync) 10:15-11:30 Tool Time ("Tekniskt Magasin") Tell people tech stuff i e "tool time" before you show them Planning Game in Extreme Hour to help them map how it all fits. It works, in our experience, better with developers. 11:30-13:00 Chinese Lunch in plenty of little boxes (chopsticks) in a large student party hall while you meet other XPers and XP-curious 13:00-15:00 Extreme Hour/IronGeek in the party Hall. (We saw Iron Geek at XP2000 and will try to improve on the format by using (student) video crews and LCD wall projections. (XP2001-ers: Mail me and I will keep you posted on how it worked out)) 15:30-17:00 How-Tos: How do I get to do XP where I work? (Quality gurus, industry luminaries and experienced developers give practical advice and arguments to get your own company to do XP. If this doesn't work: Do the "Fowlerism": "If you can't change your organization, change your organization!")
Special appearance: Project Management and Market people tell their view of XP as Customers
During the day we are aiming for a rich environment: Let there be plenty! Plenty of refreshments (water, soda, fruit, coffee, sandwiches, cookies). Plenty of people. Plenty of demos: xUnit, Refactoring, Extreme Hour, Continuous Integration (XP Configuration Management Best Practices)
The conference is in itself a XP-project: We are constantly scoping. A lot of the content comes from our XP-workgroup of SPIN-SYD/LUCAS: xp-wg-2001 This wg has had a record-breaking attendance. We have had meetings every 14 days (14-day iterations) from January and onwards.
We also have XP-pilots of full, all-out XP running at some of our members with more coming up.
This is the only information in English this far. I you would like to get more info in English, see below.
More info on XP in Lund, Sweden May 4, 2001: In Swedish (our main audience): http://www.spin-syd.org/conf2001 (This is a Swedish site since our main target audience are Swedish) In English: Send a mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org Note: We do this on unpaid time, that's why we prioritize this hard. Any proceedings from the conference goes to activities like theme evenings for students.
(Note: We have done similar low cost developer network conferences for years. Some of us put in hundreds of unpaid hours.)
/Erik Lundh SPIN-SYD (paying my bills by working in my own firm http://www.compelcon.se) email@example.com
"XP is still like teenage love - Everyone is curious, Many talk a lot, But few have really tried it yet..."
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