First meeting of the Extreme Programming Club
I have been interested in Extreme Programming for quite a while, and have been using various agile methods in my day-to-day job for the last two years. While I am not an expert, I consider myself to have some domain knowledge, and a desire to learn more.
My employers Erudine (www.erudine.com) are also fanatical about good software development methods and they have agreed to sponsor an Extreme Programming Club where it is hoped people can come together, network, and generally discuss IT issues related to Extreme Programming. (Although not necessarily exclusively XP - if someone wants to wax lyrical about the joys of Ruby then I for one will listen). Drinking real ale in one of my favourite pubs is something I am willing to endure for the greater good.
Initially, we are thinking of holding the meeting once a month in Leeds.
So the first meeting of the Extreme Programming Club will happen on:
Thursday 8 Feb at
Great George St
The meeting starts at 7.00pm and finishes when we are all too tired to talk.
So I can get some ideas of the number of people that might turn up, can I ask anyone who is intending to come to email firstname.lastname@example.org
FEEDBACK ON THE IDEA
I would love some feedback. Do people think this is a good idea/a bad idea, would people like short talks (maybe 20 minutes) about aspects of Extreme Programming, or just an informal gathering? If you would like talks/presentations, what topics are of interest? Is anyone interested in doing a talk?