Agile Practitioners 2013 conference is now over, and what a success is has turned out to be. And it is so tempting to think that this is about Practical Agile arranging this conference – well, it’s not.
On the other hand, in the “mania-depression” journey towards this conference, there are lows such as: “why would Boris Gloger, Dan North, Yves Hanoulle, Marcin Floryan and Markus Gärtner come to a conference organised by a tiny organisation in tiny Israel?”
Well, they did, as did eleven additional local speakers – and this is what it is about.
About 200 people came to see these magnificent experts talk, share their learning and expertise on agile, and influence the Israeli agile community.
Of course, this event would not be possible without help, financial and otherwise, and we are very grateful for the sponsors of this event: HP, Scrum Alliance, Experis, Kanbanize, ESL, and Bor!s Gloger. Also Technologies.co.il who produced this event.
We have received great feedback on the conference, some insightful and some overwhelmingly positive. Presentations of all the talks will be uploaded to the conference website in the coming days.
Some of the speakers have already started talking about their talks, so follow their blogs to find out what they thought. Here are three posts I found by Markus Gärtner, Eilon Reshef and by Gil Zilberfeld
And finally a Big Thank You for all of you who took one or two days off work to be in the conference. Your participation is what makes it work. We will begin working on #AP14 pretty soon – if you have ideas on what will make it more relevant for you; if you didn’t come because something was missing from the program; if you had a A-Ha! moment on what you would like to see next – please let me/us know. This event was a success because of You – as will the next one be.