Lately (as of 2012), our group has been doing more tours and fewer sit-down for a presentation style meetings. Attendees have found the tours valuable. Agile Atlanta will surely have more traditional meetings in the future, but for the next few months we're focusing on tours.
The companies hosting these tours get a few things out of it: Feeling good for giving back to the agile community and for helping spread agility, making the world better for all of us and increasing the number of talented agile people in Atlanta. It's a great recruiting tool. It spreads good feelings about the company. And ideas for improvement come from the attendees. Interested in hosting a tour? Let us know. You can email the group's leadership at email@example.com or post to the group with firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet at @agileatlanta or @andrewmfuqua.
To know what's going on with our group, check out our yahoo group calendar and recent messages posted on our yahoo group mailing list or recent tweets from our group.
There are two other agile user-groups in the Perimeter area that cover the traditional user-group style meeting well: the Atlanta Scrum Meetup and the PMI Agile Local Interest Group.
Interested in sharing your experiences or difficulties or in otherwise speaking at a future meeting? That's great! We're always looking for new speakers and topics. Simply propose your topic on our mailing list.
The Agile Atlanta (aka XP-Atlanta) User Group meets to have some fun while sharing agile (and some no-so-agile) experiences, to network, and help others with issues related to Agile software development methods. We talk about eXtreme Programming, Scrum, Crystal Clear, and others. We have well known speakers as often as we can. All of our meetings are pretty casual and usually include a little debate. We're quite an informal bunch.
How to Join
Anyone may attend... there are no dues to join, no forms to sign. Just join our yahoo group mailing list in order to be informed of meeting times and locations and topics.