Scrum Day San Diego Growth Continues in the Third Year

IMG_2780July 7, 2016 San Diego,CA –  100+ software professionals gathered on June 17th in San Diego to learn more about Scrum and Agile.  This year’s theme was “Adopting the Coaching Mindset” and the goal was to help Agile and Scrum teams reach higher levels of quality, satisfaction and performance through coaching.

Michael SpaydThe morning sessions featured speakers Heidi Helfand and Michael Spayd, Scrum Day San Diego’s keynote speaker.  Heidi discussed the three levels of listening and gave practical advice on applying the levels of listening in the office in her talk.  In his talk, Michael discussed how to bring the Agile mindset to larger enterprises through organizational transformation.  The afternoon speakers, Alicia McLain, Zach Bonaker and Peter Green, provided dynamic, interactive sessions focusing on the stability states of Scrum, the deception of training and coaching in the context of your corporate culture.

IMG_2804Event host Carlton Nettleton, President of Look Forward Consulting, commented, “We were really privileged to have such a high level of quality speakers at this year’s Scum Day.  A really, really big thanks to them all of them again for such wonderful talks and volunteering their time to speak in San Diego.  I am so pleased the event continues to grow year after year.  I am already looking forward to next year!”

IMG_2794During Scrum Day, Agile San Diego announced Paul Wynia as the winner of the Agile San Diego Agilist of the Year for 2015.  Paul was instrumental in setting up the Mob Programming workshop in December 2015 and collaborated with others to build a strong Lean Coffee culture here in San Diego County.  His impactful contributions to the Agile in San Diego County are greatly appreciated and recognized with this award.

IMG_2798This year’s charitable giving recipient was the League of Amazing Programmers, a local non-profit programming school with the mission of igniting your minds through programming.  Scrum Day San Diego sponsored one of the student teams who competed in the ninth annual Autonomous Robot Competition (iAROC) 2016: Destination Mars, hosted by the League at the San Diego Central Library in June.  On hand to receive the award was June Clarke, Lead Teacher for the League.

This year’s larger space and longer lunch break allowed plenty of time to mingle and was enjoyed by all.  As were the tasty dishes from El Indio, served on the patio.  We hope to see everyone again next year in 2017, plus a few more new faces as Scrum Day San Diego continues to grow and serve the Agile community.IMG_2775

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