One sleep to go!

We can hardly contain our excitement about the Agile Australia conference starting tomorrow! Everything is going full steam ahead and we’re thrilled that over 675 delegates will be coming together in Sydney to learn, network, and share.

We have had to make a few last-minute changes to the conference schedule. Sadly, Dave Thomas is unable to attend for personal reasons, and will therefore not be speaking at the conference. Martin Fowler from ThoughtWorks will begin his keynote at 4.00pm on Thursday afternoon, and the day will finish a bit earlier with a well-deserved drink! Paul King from ASERT will take Dave’s place on the Software Engineering is a Dead Craft panel, scheduled for 9.30am on Thursday.

Patrick Eltridge from Telstra who is talking on Agile at Scale? will now be speaking at 12.15pm and Stephen Hardisty and Tomas Varsavsky who are talking on Migrating the Business with Domain Driven Design will be speaking in Patrick’s old spot, at 9.30am in the State Room.

Lastly, Mark Ortega from Rally won’t be attending due to injury. Speaking in his place is his Rally colleague Craig Langenfeld. You can read his biography here. The updated conference schedule is available at

There are so many ways to contribute and get involved while you’re at the Agile Australia conference. If you’re a tweeter, tag your thoughts with #AgileAus. We’ll also have a Message Board at the Agile Australia booth for you to broadcast your messages the old school way. The Open Space board will be the perfect spot for you to add topics we’ve missed in the conference program, and have them discussed during the Open Space session on Thursday, 2.45pm in the State Room, aaaaand… it’s not too late to submit a Lightning Talk – if your idea can fit into a FIVE minute presentation, submit it at the Agile Australia booth!

During the conference, you can keep up to date with all the latest happenings right here at the Agile Australia Blog. We’ll also be posting regularly after the conference, so be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out. If you’d like to contribute a guest blog, we’d love to hear from you. Email us at

One last thing – there is an Agile Australia conference mobile app, developed by ThoughtWorks, available for iPhone and Android compatible phones. Search ‘Colloquium’ in the app-store or Android Market.

What are you looking forward to at the Agile Australia 2011 conference?

See you tomorrow!
Agile Alien

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