January 15th in Portland, Oregon: Agile Smack-Down (Debate)

The Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) is hosting a debate about Agile between me and Frank D'Andrea in January. Adam Light is hosting. It's going to be a fun, lively event with plenty of thought-provoking moments. Here's the blurb:

Join us for the TAO Agile Smack-Down, a thought-provoking discussion and debate of the good, bad, and ugly ways to implement Agile methodologies. Adam Light will moderate a rousing dialog between Frank D'Andrea, VP Software Development at Tater Tot Designs, and James Shore, author of The Art of Agile Development.

Our panel will discuss real-world lessons from applying and misapplying Agile to application development, with time set aside for Q&A from the audience.

The event is 5:30-8:30 on Thursday, January 15th at Urban Airship in downtown Portland. It's $25 for TAO members and $45 for non-members. Registration and details here.

Monthly in Portland, Oregon: AgilePDX Evening Session

The Portland Agile user group, AgilePDX, holds a formal session on the third Wednesday of every month. Sometimes it's a speaker, sometimes it's a workshop, and sometimes it's just different. If you're in the Portland area and interested in Agile, you should come by. I attend as often as my schedule permits.