Scrum Day San Diego Supports 5 Saturdays, an Education Non-Profit Focused on Teaching Students Agility Using Scrum

June 12th, 2015 San Diego, CA5 Saturdays, an innovative Orange County-based education program, today announced that Scrum Day San Diego is a donor, supporting 5 Saturdays’ initiatives focused on teaching high school students Agility using Scrum and Kanban, as well as helping them open a door to a career in information technology and business.

Scrum Day San Diego is an annual one-day conference of Agile practitioners speaking to other practitioners about how they have navigated Agile pathways for themselves and their organizations.  5 Saturdays founder Dave Cornelius, DM, will present information about the education program at Scrum Day San Diego on Friday, June 12, 2015.

According to Dr. Cornelius, support from Scrum Day San Diego reflects growing recognition from the Agile community of the group’s efforts to engage high school students.  “I am very happy that Scrum Day San Diego supports 5 Saturdays,” he said.  “Our model is based on volunteer professionals mentoring students and exposing them to a career in technology and business, as well as teaching them life skills, such as creative and critical thinking, effective communications, and Agility using Scrum and Kanban.  The Scrum and Agile community in San Diego County is strong, and we hope participants will be inspired to take 5 Saturdays into their local communities.”

“We actively support programs and activities focused on teaching and applying Agile and Scrum principles and practices,” said Carlton Nettleton, organizer of Scrum Day San Diego and President of Look Forward Consulting. “We are impressed with 5 Saturdays and its vision of reaching students and introducing them to Scrum, Agile and other important life skills.  We hope participants at our event will be interested in supporting this innovative education outreach.”

Scrum Day San Diego

Scrum Day San Diego offers the very best symposium of real-world ideas, practices, and techniques on Scrum, Lean and all things Agile in San Diego County.  The one-day event takes place June 12, 2015, in San Diego at the Marina Village Conference Center.  Scrum Day San Diego is organized and sponsored by Look Forward Consulting.  Other sponsors include Agile San Diego and the Scrum Alliance.  For more information, visit scrumdaysandiego.com.

About 5 Saturdays

5 Saturdays, based in Costa Mesa, Calif., supports non-profits and other organizations with collaborative and project-based education outreach initiatives in local communities.  Using a curriculum created by founder Dr. Dave Cornelius, volunteer professionals mentor students and expose them to a career in technology and business, as well as teach them life skills, such as creative and critical thinking, effective communications, and agility using Scrum and Kanban.  Visit 5Saturdays.org for more information.

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