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Monday, August 7 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Getting a Proposal Accepted at Agile2017: A Collaborative, Agile Approach (Skylar Watson, Jeff Langr)

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Abstract:
Have you ever worked hard on preparing for a conference proposal only to be rejected?
With 2500 attendees and 300+ speakers, the Agile conference is the largest of its kind. Getting accepted as a speaker is a challenge and an honor, as over 600 proposals were submitted for 2017. Good luck with that! It’s tough getting accepted, and we’ve tallied up numerous, stinging rejections.
We can help! Improve your odds by following our patent-pending, highly collaborative approach for drafting a proposal. And since you’re reading this… it worked!
This presentation provides a path to getting your proposal accepted using a variety of Agile toolbox techniques. You'll learn about collaborative brainstorming, story mapping, proposal writing, building out and ultimately delivering the presentation. These techniques address the barriers to entry that can constrain potential future thought leaders--like you--from finding an audience.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate how collaborative writing can be an effective tool for getting a talk approved
  • Understand how to iterate on Kent Beck’s success as he describes in “How to Get a Paper Accepted at OOPSLA”
  • Learn how early, public feedback can increase your likelihood of success
  • Demonstrate how story mapping can craft an effective presentation
  • Learn how to effectively communicate technically complex details to a broader audience


Speakers
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Jeff Langr

Owner, Langr Software Solutions, Inc.
Jeff Langr has been professionally building software for over a third century. He is a contributor to Clean Code and the author of 5 books on software development: Pragmatic Unit Testing in Java 8 with JUnit, Modern C++ Programming with Test-Driven Development, Agile in a Flash, Agile Java, and Essential Java Style. Jeff provides consulting and training services through his company, Langr Software Solutions, Inc. He lives in Colorado Springs.


Monday August 7, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm
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