Saturday, March 17, 2012

I've been a bit busy

Just wanted to let folks know that I've not given up on my blog, I've simply over extended myself for 2012 and the blog has fallen to the back burner for now :)

During 2010 and 2011 I'd been focused on trying to write more, mostly for my own good, to practice trying to outwardly articulate the thoughts I have.

This year though I decided to make a foray into public speaking and wow is it harder than I thought! I decided to try to do international, national and regional conference talks & tutorials as well as do all paired speaking. This has proven to be a LOT more work that I imagined.

So if you are interested, you can find me speaking at the following venues:





Mar. 10: Agile and Beyond (Dearborn, MI)
- "You Can't Spell Agile Testing Without ET" w/ Lanette Creamer (45min presentation)






Apr. 16-20: STAR East (Orlando, FL)
- "You Can't Spell Agile Testing Without ET" w/ Lanette Creamer (60min presentation)






Apr. 25-27: Roots (Bergen, Norway)
- "Enabling Emergen Betterness Through Lean Procrastination" w/ Olaf Lewitz and Ivana Gancheva (hald-day tutorial)
- "Whole Team Quality: Pairing Programmers with Non-Programmers" w/ Lanette Creamer (half-day tutorial)
- "Quality Beyond the Story Limits: Evolving Exploratory Testing on an Agile Team" w/ Lanette Creamer (half-day tutorial)







Jun. 4-6: SFAgile2012 (San Francisco, CA)
- "Growing the Concept of a Whole Team"* w/ Lisa Crispin
- "Enabling Emergen Betterness Through Lean Procrastination"* w/ Olaf Lewitz
- "You Can't Spell Agile Testing Without ET"* w/ Lanette Creamer
* still waiting acceptance






Jun. 11-15: Agile Development Practices West (Las Vegas, NV)
- "Brewing Up Exploratory Testing in an Agile World" w/ Lanette Creamer (half-day tutorial)






Jul. 13-15: CAST Test Coach Camp (San Jose, CA)
- Facilitator







Aug. 13-17: Agile2012 (Dallas, TX)
- "Growing the Concept of a Whole Team"* w/ Esther Derby
- "How to Make Your Execs P*ssed You're not Agile Already"* w/ Jon Stahl
- "Enabling Emergen Betterness Through Lean Procrastination"* w/ Dave Sharrock
* still waiting acceptance

…and as if that weren't enough, in additional to actually coaching teams full-time during the week I've taken on a few additional things with LeanDog to help promote Organizational Development, started a Lean/Agile user group for western New York as well as have a few other irons in the fire promoting education, community building, and decertification!

I plan to get back on the blog horse soon…things should be way easier after April…so if anyone is still reading this, thanks for your patience :)

Cheers,
-Matt

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