Great Success Reported for Scrum Day San Diego 2014

IMG_7243June 24, 2014 San Diego, CA – on June 13th, 2014 over 70 software professionals gathered at the Marina Village Conference Center to kick-off the very first Scrum Day San Diego.  While most attendees were from San Diego County, participants came from as far as Los Angeles, San Francisco and Hawaii to attend this one-day, single track event with a keynote address – The Scrum Sacrifice – by Tobias Mayer.  With eleven speakers and panelists, the Scrum Day San Diego participants learned about a diverse array of topics such as active Retrospectives, Agile Coffee, Agile journey lines and other compelling topics.  In addition, Agile San Diego presented their annual awards recognizing the Agilist of the Year and Team Excellence for both 2012 and 2013.

Participant feedback was IMG_7248overwhelming positive of the event and the organization – nearly three-quarters of the attendees to this year’s even would recommend Scrum Day San Diego to a friend or colleague.  That is better than the iPhone, amazon.com or Southwest Airlines!!  Many participants remarked again-and-again that Scrum Day San Diego had “a great location”, “good speakers”, “good topic variety” and “good food”.  Alicia McClain, demonstrated how to facilitate an active Retrospective using Scrum Day San Diego as the foundation for her presentation and you can review the raw data she collected here.

“I am so happy and pleased that Scrum Day San Diego was such a great success.  The San Diego community really responded to this event and the energy people took with them from the event contagious.  I am hoping what people learned really helps them change the world of work and the way software is made in San Diego County.  This was great event overall and we received a number of suggestions from the participants on how to make next year better.  I am really looking forward to June 12th, 2015.  Save the date!”, said Carlton Nettleton, President of Look Forward Consulting and organizer.

Scrum Day San Diego was organized and sponsored by Look Forward Consulting.  Agile San Diego and the Scrum Alliance were both sponsors of the 2014 Scrum Day San Diego.

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