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Amsterdam introduced many new elements, from technology like an online gathering place, program submission/voting tool, live streaming and a way for anyone to share content like session material. On the program side, there were bare talks, lightning talks, idea camps and Scrum Group Clinic.

With change in staffing who knows what the future will bring. It’s up to the community now more than ever to speak loudly about what matters most, or risk losing something of value.

Also, please ADD YOUR OWN IDEAS to make future Gatherings even better than this one.

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What is essential for the next Gathering? What would make it even more valuable?

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  1. Use an open process for submitting and voting on content

    We used UserVoice for people to submit ideas for bare talks, idea camps, lightning talks, scrum group clinic and large scale games. People then voted and commented on proposals.

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    • Lightning Talks

      Pure energy and inspiration, 5 minutes at a time. At Amsterdam, we had one hour of talks.

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        1 comment  ·  Program  ·  Admin →
      • 25 votes
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        • Deep dives

          On first day there were a series of 5 hour deep dive sessions, intended to go in depth on a wide variety of topics

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          • Bare Talks

            15 minute talks designed to provoke conversations that matter. At Amsterdam we had 6 talks over 2 hours.

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            • Idea Camps

              Barcamp-style sessions where someone either presents a talk, leads a discussion, facilitates a mini workshop. Sessions are proposed and scheduled in advance. At Amsterdam sessions were 60 min long, 3 rounds of sessions.

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              • Scrum Group Clinic

                Organize topics and doctors in advance through a submission system. Meet in an open space-style environment, with sessions facilitated by a pair of individuals, one who is a coach.

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                • Conference networking / event schedule tool

                  We used CrowdVine so people could find others to connect with, discuss ideas, review and comment on the program, and manage their own schedule.

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                  • Use Posterous as a low barrier way to submit content

                    Participants were able to share notes, photos, video of sessions, social fun or whatever by simply composing an email. That content was then tweaked if necessary then posted to the event web site, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and YouTube automatically.

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                    • Fireside chat

                      Original plan for Tobias to host a chat with Donna Farmer, new MD which turned into a pseudo panel with other board members and Mike Beedle. Members submitted and voted on questions ahead of time for Tobias to ask Donna.

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                        1 comment  ·  Program  ·  Admin →
                      • 6 votes
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                        • 4 votes
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                          • Sharing Agile experiences

                            Sharing Agile experiences that we get/learn from projects that we participated in.

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                            • Save Opening for 2nd half of Day 1

                              Schedule the intro stuff to happen at the end of the day after the deep dives - people are ready for networking and talking stuff around 3 PM. It would also give people a chance to share what they learned

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                              • Twitter fountain

                                Make visible the conversations happening on Twitter. Pull in photos being posted on Flickr as well.

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