AgilePalooza Santa Clara VersionOne to Host Agile Conference for Regional Software Community

Top Quote AgilePalooza, a community event presented by VersionOne, will be held in Santa Clara, CA, on May 20. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 05, 2011 - What: AgilePalooza is a community event presented by VersionOne. Meant to be a fun, low cost event linking internationally recognized coaches and trainers with the local software community, AgilePalooza is a day of collaboration, education and advancement of agile methods.

    For $89 attendees receive a full day of agile learning, lunch and a choice of participating in one of two tracks; Practicing Agile or Planning Agile. These tracks offer topics ideal for those newer to agile as well as more experienced practitioners.

    Where: AgilePalooza Santa Clara will be held at:

    Santa Clara Marriott
    2700 Mission College Blvd
    Santa Clara, CA 95054
    Phone: 408.988.1500 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              408.988.1500      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

    When: May 20th

    Who: AgilePalooza Santa Clara has secured a line-up of experienced and talented agile experts and educators, including:

    Joshua Kerievsky
    Joshua is an entrepreneur, author, programmer and globally recognized expert in agile software development. He is passionate about excellent software and discovering better/faster ways to produce it. Joshua's 2004 bestselling book, Refactoring to Patterns, won a Jolt Cola award and has been translated to 8 languages.

    Joshua is founder of Industrial Logic, an agile consulting firm that helps organizations scale agility faster by providing expert coaching and training in Extreme Programming and agile project management. Joshua and his colleagues are skilled coaches who provide a mix of technical, managerial and entrepreneurial wisdom in their work with executives, managers, customers, analysts, developers, testers, coaches-in-training and others. Leading companies such as Google, GE, HP and Standard Life rely on Industrial Logic to help them practice and learn valuable skills from Extreme Programming to Lean/agile methods.

    Amir Kolsky
    Amir is a senior consultant, coach and trainer for Net Objectives. Amir has been in the Computer Sciences field for 25+ years. He worked for 10 years in IBM Research, and spent 9 more years doing Chief Architect and CTO work in assorted companies big and small. He has been involved with agile since 2000. He founded MobileSpear and subsequently XPand Software which does agile coaching, software education and agile projects in Israel and Europe. Amir brings his expertise to Net Objectives as coach and trainer in Lean and agile software processes, tools, and practices, Scrum, XP, Design Patterns and TDD.

    Monica Yap
    Monica is an agile coach and ScrumMaster with SolutionsIQ, focused on mentoring, building and leading successful agile teams for outsourced projects. With 18+ years of development experience and 8 years of leading agile teams, she helps customers produce quality products through continuous refactoring, unit testing, pair programming, small releases and an evolving architecture.

    Monica has worked with distributed agile teams over the past 4 years in the US, UK and Singapore. A regular presenter at national though leadership conferences - including Agile2005, Agile2006, Agile2007 and Agile2008. Monica also leads volunteer technical and process groups including Agile Open Northwest, Seattle Agile user group, Seattle Java user group, and Beyond Agile.

    Michael Depaoli
    Michael DePaoli is an experienced agile/Lean coach and practitioner who is passionate about working with organizations and individual teams to help them predictably deliver high-value, high-quality software. Over his 26 years in IT, Michael's experienced has been earned through serving in many different traditional roles in highly respected companies including analyst, software engineer, quality engineer, development manager, project manager, Director of Engineering, VP of R&D and CTO. He has worked as a consultant in companies, such as American Express, Sprint, Deloitte Consulting, Sapient, Knowledgepoint, Adobe Systems, AOL, NetApp and VersionOne.

    Other: For more information on AgilePalooza, or to register to attend, please visit:

    About VersionOne
    VersionOne is recognized by agile practitioners as the leader in agile project management tools. By simplifying the planning and tracking of agile projects, we help teams deliver better software faster. Since 2002, companies such as Adobe, Boeing, bwin, Intuit, Lilly, Lockheed Martin, McKesson, Oppenheimer, Qualcomm, Sabre and Siemens have turned to VersionOne. Today more than 30,000 teams from over 170 countries use VersionOne. Agile Made Easier @

    Please direct all press inquiries to:
    Crystal Macaulay
    PerkettPR for VersionOne
    VersionOne ( @ ) perkettpr dot com

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