VersionOne to Host Regional Agile Conference

What: AgilePalooza is a community event presented by VersionOne and the Twin Cities Practical Agility group. Meant to be a fun, low cost event linking internationally recognized coaches and trainers with the local software development community, AgilePalooza is a day of collaboration, education and advancement of agile methods.
The theme, “People and Products over Process and Dogma,” is aimed at highlighting the way people work to produce the products that matter in an environment centered around people who take immense pride in their work. For $89 attendees receive a full day of agile learning, lunch and a choice of participating in one of two tracks; Learning Agility or Advancing Agility. These tracks offer agendas topics ideal for those newer to agile as well as more experienced practitioners.
Where: AgilePalooza Minneapolis will be held at:
Minneapolis Marriott City Center30 7th Street South Minneapolis, MN 55402 Phone: (612) 349-4000
When: May 7, 2010, 8:30am – 4:30pm CT
Who: AgilePalooza Minneapolis has secured a line up of experienced and talented agile teachers and coaches, including:
David Hussman currently works with global companies to help educate and drive the adoption of agile as a viable delivery tool.
Jeff Patton currently works as an independent consultant, and is the founder and list moderator of the agile-usability Yahoo discussion group, is a columnist with and IEEE Software, and a winner of the Agile Alliance’s 2007 Gordon Pask Award for contributions to Agile Development.
Michael Nygard has spent the better part of 20 years learning what it means to be a professional programmer who cares about art, quality, and craft.
Chris Bartling has served in the roles of application developer, mentor and agile coach and has experience in biometrics, healthcare, and legal/regulatory domains.
Steven Ropa has been involved in the Agile development scene for the past 10 years as an active contributor to the Agile Denver community and he was on the organizing committee for Agile 2005.
Paul Culling is currently on the board of the Agile Alliance and has been on the board of his local user group, Agile Vancouver, for the past four years helping organize monthly Agile events and four successful conferences in the Vancouver area.
Joel Tosi has served roles in development, management, and architecture throughout his 11 years in software with his most recent years spent overseeing an enterprise Agile transformation.
Other: For more information on AgilePalooza, or to register to attend, please visit our website.

About VersionOne

VersionOne is recognized by agile practitioners as the leader in agile management tools. By simplifying the process of planning and tracking agile software projects, we help development teams consistently deliver software faster. Since 2002, companies such as Adobe, Dow Chemical, Lockheed Martin, Motorola, Novell, Sony and Symantec have turned to VersionOne to help provide greater value to their customers. Today more than 30,000 teams in over 170 countries use VersionOne’s agile project management tools to streamline and standardize their agile development efforts. Whether you’re a small, single agile team just getting started with agile development or a multi-team, global enterprise, with VersionOne you’ll get the best tools in the industry backed by pioneers in agile planning and management. Agile Made Easier @