AN AFTERNOON FOR ASPIRING AGILISTS AND THEIR EDUCATORS


Students and educators meet techies working in Sydney's boss-level companies at Activate Agile!

In one afternoon, students with a desire to strike into a tech career will discover how innovative companies create amazing software, apps, portals, platforms, and products. How do they build the technology that you love and use every day? How do they do it fast? And what are they looking for in their team members?

‘Agile’ is a way of working that helps tech teams and their companies produce better results. In this highly interactive session, discover how Agile multi-disciplinary teams work together to build incredible things, foster a culture of welcoming change, valuing individuals, and learning from customers. Hear from real developers, business analysts, team leaders, designers, and UX specialists about what it takes to succeed.

Why attend?

  • Understand how tech works at boss-level companies
  • Find out what it's like inside real tech jobs: pairing, standups, sprints, iterations, and the role of customers
  • Meet Australia's greatest techies and learn from their experience

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Activate Agile 2017 Details

Friday 23 June 2017
1.30pm – 3.15pm
followed by afternoon tea
Hilton Sydney (488 George St, Sydney)

RSVP: Free for students and their educators.
Parents and guardians are welcome to accompany their student(s).
Not a student or educator? Cost: $150

REGISTER

Hear from:

MELINDA HARRINGTONBupa (Digital)
LACHLAN HEASMANAgile Coach
BEN LIQUETEDX Solutions
SHERIF MANSOURAtlassian
BENJI PORTWINSpotify
MILLY ROWETTREA Group
GARETH RYDONAMP
BLAKE SCORGIECBA

Program

Activate Agile is a unique and interactive afternoon! Following an introduction to Agile presented by a bona-fide Agile Coach, you’ll get to choose from a range of 15-minute activities to participate in, all happening in one room! We’ll be using a ‘vote with your feet’ approach, which means you don’t need to sign up to any of the activities prior to the day – just walk over to the ones that interest you.


1:30PM

WELCOME

Intro to Agile
Lachlan Heasman – Agile Coach


2:00PM

ACTIVITIES
Choose from one of the following:

What we can learn from Agile Games
– Melinda Harrington, Bupa
Participate in a simulation of Planning Poker and a discussion of relative estimation.

Congratulations, you’ve joined Spacebook. What next?
– Sherif Mansour, Atlassian
Imagine you’ve just joined the tech team of a major social network. Begin thinking like a member of a software product team – taking observations, identifying problems and connecting them to opportunities.

Add a Human Centered Design Method to your Toolkit
– Gareth Rydon, AMP
Get a fly-over of what Human Centered Design is and learn a method to start building your Toolkit.

Automated testing: The proof is in the pudding
– Ben Liquete, DX Solutions
How do Agile thinkers and do-ers make sure something will work as expected every time all the time? Let me show you!

A day in the life of a Spotify team member
– Benji Portwin, Spotify
What happens inside one of the edgiest tech teams on the globe? Bring your questions and hear first-hand what it really takes to create the tech behind Spotify.

Cool tech with Agile
– Raymon Manolo, CBA
– Milly Rowett, REA Group
Experience the future with a ‘virtual’ Visual Management Boards, which help Agile teams make their work visible, with the new immersive technology HoloLens glasses. Learn how Agile teams at realestate.com.au are using Virtual Reality technology to create new experiences for customers.

Mobile Youth App and Agile
– Blake Scorgie, CBA
How did we get the Youth banking app for parents and children up and running?

How can I start using Agile right now?
– Aidan Bennison, CBA
– Conor Mitchell, CBA
How Agile can help you do your dissertation, run a project, complete your homework and even plan a special occasion! Learn the tips, tricks and traps on applying Agile effectively.


2:20PM

ACTIVITIES 2
Choose a different activity from the list above


2:40PM

ACTIVITIES 3
Choose a different activity from the list above


3:00PM

ACTIVITIES 4
Choose a different activity from the list above


3:15PM

CLOSE AND AFTERNOON TEA


This dynamic session includes FREE entry for students and educators, heaps of giveaways, afternoon tea AND time to mingle with and meet the teams working in Sydney’s most successful companies.

Activate Agile is part of Agile Australia 2017, where 1200 tech professionals from Australia’s most innovative companies gather to learn from their peers, share knowledge, and network. Activate Agile gives you the chance to meet the people who make up these amazing teams and pick the brains of superstars who wake up every day and make the world better with technology.

"My experience was fantastic. As a student, Activate Agile gave me perspective on what I'm learning, and why I am learning it. I also got exposed to businesses and what working in a professional team may be like. I really enjoyed the wealth of talks, but I also really liked the opportunity it gave me to speak to people with similar interests to me."


- Andrew Jakubowicz, Activate Agile Participant, 2016