Jan 23 WALTHAM MEETING: The Relationship Between Software Hacking, The Agile Movement, & Culture Design

Eric Raymond, Author of “The Cathedral and the Bazaar”

Eric was an invitee to the 2001 meeting in Snowbird, Utah where the Agile Manifesto was conceived and ratified. Interestingly enough, he declined the invitation due to previous commitments. At tonight’s session, Eric will discuss the relationship between software hacking, the Agile movement, the emerging world of culture design. He’ll also reveal specific tips and tricks for getting what you want from authority figures in your own company to keep agile alive and growing inside the culture of your own organization.

At this session you will learn:

  • Specific methods for convincing management to make large investments in TDD and Continuous Integration
  • What language NOT to use when discussing investing in Agile in your company
  • How to champion agile in your company by having OTHER PEOPLE WITH MORE AUTHORITY do it for you
  • Lessons from hacking the culture of the Open Source movement
  • Why Agile is actually part of a wider discipline of Culture Design and what it means to you at work



About The Presenter:

Eric Steven Raymond, often referred to as ESR, is an American computer programmer, author and open source software advocate. After the 1997 publication of “The Cathedral and the Bazaar”, Raymond was frequently quoted as an unofficial spokesman for the open source movement. He is also known for his 1990 edit and later updates of the “Jargon File”, currently in print as the “The New Hacker’s Dictionary”.

Meeting Agenda:

6:30 pm Introduction

7:00 pm Food, beverages, and socializing

7:20 pm Main event

8:20 pm Done

8:30 pm Done Done

Meeting Location:

200 West Street
Waltham, MA 02451

The event room is located on the 1st floor. Enter the building. Take the hallway to the left. Walk past the elevators. The door to the event room will be on your right before the restrooms.