For a long time my career had me doing a whole lot of product installations and integrations where domain models and agile development didn’t necessarily fit. Any conferences or training I attended was based on specific product issues. I spent most of my time, both at work and home, reading product manuals and user forums rather than doing what I really loved, software development… but that’s not the point of this post (boo hoo). In my current position, I am getting to reconnect in a big way with my software design and development roots and I have to say I’m loving it.
In late June I’ll be heading to The Agile IT Experience. I’m pretty pumped about it. It’s been a long time since I got to go to a conference/training because I really wanted to… its more like a hobby trip than a work assignment.
I’m not starstruck by ‘industry pros’ as I have worked directly with a couple of them that have been less than impressive in ‘real life’, but the roster of presenters at Agile ITX is filled with folks whose articles/books/podcasts I have been reading/listening to for quite a while with great interest. The sessions look awesome. Did I mention I’m pumped!