I tend to go to one big agile conference a year (doing a PhD helps to add motivation). This year it is XP2009 - the premier European conference on all things agile. Usually I publish some reports either after or even before the conference. This year I got
lazy extremely busy having a PhD symposium, a paper and a workshop to run and instead of a creative reporting I just let you see the photos to get a feeling of what the conference atmosphere was like.
If you wonder about the place, everything happens on a very lovely place on the Italian island Sardinia.
Unfortunately I am still bad with remembering people I don’t know very well, so if you recognize an unnamed person, tell his name in the comment and I’ll update the post. This post will be updated if I add more photos later.
The guy on the right is Hubert, one of two official photographers on the conference. Ask him for the better photos. The other official photographer is Tom Poppendieck, but somehow I didn’t take a photo of him yet.
The guy in the middle is Patrick Kua who writes a very useful blog on agile coaching
Couple of finns (Kati and Mikko) and, well, couple of non-finns. The amount of of conversations in Finnish on this conference skyrocketed comparing to, say, XP2007. I wonder whether it’s a sign that Finland wasn’t hit by the recession as much as the other countries.