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At AgilityFeat we are more than just designers and coders. We are also thought leaders. Our team has spoken at numerous conferences around the US, Europe, and Latin America. We are leading the way when it comes to applying agile methodologies to nearshore software development in Latin America. Our blog is where we share those lessons with you, as well as news about what our team is up to.

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AgilityFeat team wins Telestax Award at TADHack...

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Our WebRTC.ventures team participated at TADHack Chicago and won the Telestax award for our hack entry of an Apple Watch app that monitors your heart rate and notifies loved ones if you are having a heart attack. You can read the full post about o...

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AgilityFeat team wins Telestax Award at TADHack Chicago

Our WebRTC.ventures team participated at TADHack Chicago and won the Telestax award for our hack entry of an Apple Watch app that monitors your heart rate and notifies loved ones if you are having a heart attack. You can read the full post about our hack on our WebRTC.ventures site. To see a demo video […]

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3 IoT Takeaways from SXSW for Entrepreneurs

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Last week, thousands of techies descended on Austin, Texas for SXSW Interactive. As one might expect, the Internet of Things or IoT was a hotter topic than where to get the best barbeque (here’s my recommendation by the way). The interest in...

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3 IoT Takeaways from SXSW for Entrepreneurs

Last week, thousands of techies descended on Austin, Texas for SXSW Interactive. As one might expect, the Internet of Things or IoT was a hotter topic than where to get the best barbeque (here’s my recommendation by the way). The interest in the space was palpable as many sessions required sweet-talking and position jockeying just to get into and there […]

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4 things you have to know about your IoT MVP

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Building an Internet of Things prototype or Minimum Viable Product is no small matter. This is definitely a hot space to consider for your business, but it’s not as simple as moving to a different programming framework. There are some things...

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4 things you have to know about your IoT MVP

Building an Internet of Things prototype or Minimum Viable Product is no small matter. This is definitely a hot space to consider for your business, but it’s not as simple as moving to a different programming framework. There are some things you need to carefully consider first. I was recently at the 2015 Startup Grind […]

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Video: Raspberry Pi’s and Node.js

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Javascript is not just for the web! With Node.js you can run it on Raspberry Pi’s too. Allan Naranjo, who is a developer at AgilityFeat, has built kiosk applications using Node.js running on a Raspberry Pi. This month Allan gave a talk about...

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Video: Raspberry Pi’s and Node.js

Javascript is not just for the web! With Node.js you can run it on Raspberry Pi’s too. Allan Naranjo, who is a developer at AgilityFeat, has built kiosk applications using Node.js running on a Raspberry Pi. This month Allan gave a talk about what he’s learned at the HTML5 Developers Conference and the Internet of […]

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Internet of Things Design doesn’t have to be ov...

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The Internet of Things, Big Data, real time communications and messaging. It conjures up images of complicated data dashboards with lots of running charts, streaming data, blinking lights, machines that go “ping”, and just for fun maybe a live str...

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Internet of Things Design doesn’t have to be overwhelming

The Internet of Things, Big Data, real time communications and messaging. It conjures up images of complicated data dashboards with lots of running charts, streaming data, blinking lights, machines that go “ping”, and just for fun maybe a live stream of trending Twitter topics. These words conjure up information overload and visually complex applications. But […]

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Announcing: Pi’s, Node, and Real-Time things

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                We are excited to announce that our resident node.JS guru, Allan Naranjo has been selected to speak at not one but two upcoming conferences in San Francisco. In October, Allan will be present...

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Announcing: Pi’s, Node, and Real-Time things

                We are excited to announce that our resident node.JS guru, Allan Naranjo has been selected to speak at not one but two upcoming conferences in San Francisco. In October, Allan will be presenting at the HTML5 Developers Conference as well as the Internet of Things Conference. Both […]

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HTML5DevConf Video: 6 Months with WebRTC

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Last May I had the pleasure of presenting at the HTML5DevConf in San Francisco. With me was David Alfaro, AgilityFeat co-founder, and Mariana Lopez, our UX lead. Also joining us remotely was Allan Naranjo, a software engineer at AgilityFeat and th...

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HTML5DevConf Video: 6 Months with WebRTC

Last May I had the pleasure of presenting at the HTML5DevConf in San Francisco. With me was David Alfaro, AgilityFeat co-founder, and Mariana Lopez, our UX lead. Also joining us remotely was Allan Naranjo, a software engineer at AgilityFeat and the development brains behind the application we presented. Our presentation focused on what we had […]

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Video: Mariana Lopez on Real-Time Interaction D...

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Last week our UX lead Mariana Lopez presented at the ModevUX conference in Washington DC on how to do interaction design for Real-Time applications. Below is the video from her talk – check it out to learn some best practices for your next r...

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Video: Mariana Lopez on Real-Time Interaction Design

Last week our UX lead Mariana Lopez presented at the ModevUX conference in Washington DC on how to do interaction design for Real-Time applications. Below is the video from her talk – check it out to learn some best practices for your next real-time or WebRTC application. Interaction Design for Real Time Applications – Mariana […]

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Real-Time Apps: Designing for the 4th Dimension

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Today Mariana Lopez gave a talk at the ModevUX conference in Washington DC to a packed room on UX and design considerations when building real-time web applications. The slides are available below, and we have also posted the key takeaways below. ...

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Real-Time Apps: Designing for the 4th Dimension

Today Mariana Lopez gave a talk at the ModevUX conference in Washington DC to a packed room on UX and design considerations when building real-time web applications. The slides are available below, and we have also posted the key takeaways below. Design for the 4th dimension: Real-time apps from Arin Sime Here are Mariana’s key […]

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NYC WebRTC presentation

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Back in April I had a lot of fun presenting on WebRTC at the New York City Node.js meetup. We met at the offices of Shutterstock in the Empire State Building, and I was the second of two presenters that evening. Despite the late hour, the group th...

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NYC WebRTC presentation

Back in April I had a lot of fun presenting on WebRTC at the New York City Node.js meetup. We met at the offices of Shutterstock in the Empire State Building, and I was the second of two presenters that evening. Despite the late hour, the group there asked a lot of great questions. Hakka […]

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MoDevUX Preview with Mariana Lopez

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We’re only a few short weeks away from MoDevUX and our UX Guru, Mariana Lopez sat down with the Jamie from MoDev to preview her session Design in the 4th Dimension: Interaction Design for Real Time Applications. This session is for designers...

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MoDevUX Preview with Mariana Lopez

We’re only a few short weeks away from MoDevUX and our UX Guru, Mariana Lopez sat down with the Jamie from MoDev to preview her session Design in the 4th Dimension: Interaction Design for Real Time Applications. This session is for designers, developers and project managers. Anyone who is designing or building real time applications […]

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4 Key Insights about WebRTC from the experts

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This week I attended the WebRTC “conference in a conference” that was part of Enterprise Connect in Orlando Florida. In addition to being a welcome respite from the lingering cold weather of my home in Virginia, it was also a welcome opportunity t...

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4 Key Insights about WebRTC from the experts

This week I attended the WebRTC “conference in a conference” that was part of Enterprise Connect in Orlando Florida. In addition to being a welcome respite from the lingering cold weather of my home in Virginia, it was also a welcome opportunity to network with the leaders and experts of the WebRTC world. I spent […]

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AgilityFeat’s Mariana Lopez to Speak at MoDevUX...

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We’re very excited to announce that AgilityFeat’s resident UX rockstar, Mariana Lopez has been selected to speak at the upcoming MoDevUX 2014 Conference. The conference will be held on May 19th and 20th in McLean, Virginia. As you migh...

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AgilityFeat’s Mariana Lopez to Speak at MoDevUX 2014

We’re very excited to announce that AgilityFeat’s resident UX rockstar, Mariana Lopez has been selected to speak at the upcoming MoDevUX 2014 Conference. The conference will be held on May 19th and 20th in McLean, Virginia. As you might guess from the conference name, the conference will focus on user experience design for mobile applications. […]

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Real Time and WebRTC demo at MoDevEast

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Real Time messaging is an increasingly important part of web and mobile applications, and David Alfaro and I witnessed the growing interest in this topic during our talk at MoDevEast recently. We have a very engaged group at our presentation where...

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Real Time and WebRTC demo at MoDevEast

Real Time messaging is an increasingly important part of web and mobile applications, and David Alfaro and I witnessed the growing interest in this topic during our talk at MoDevEast recently. We have a very engaged group at our presentation where we covered our experiences with real time messaging frameworks like PubNub, and then our […]

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3 Things I hope you ask me at the Lean Startup ...

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I’m very excited next week to return to the Lean Startup Conference in San Francisco. Last year I was an Ignite speaker at the conference, and as I have said to many others since then, it was the best conference I’ve been to as both an...

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3 Things I hope you ask me at the Lean Startup Conference

I’m very excited next week to return to the Lean Startup Conference in San Francisco. Last year I was an Ignite speaker at the conference, and as I have said to many others since then, it was the best conference I’ve been to as both an attendee and a speaker. This year I have the […]

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Real time app preview at MoDevEast

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The future of web and mobile development is happening in real time. As real time data and communications become easier to integrate into applications, you will need to change the architecture and even business models of your applications to suppor...

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Real time app preview at MoDevEast

The future of web and mobile development is happening in real time. As real time data and communications become easier to integrate into applications, you will need to change the architecture and even business models of your applications to support it. Our team has built a variety of enterprise applications using real time messaging frameworks […]

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Are you waiting for permission?

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Am I really qualified to do this? Moments of doubt like that hit all of us occasionally as entrepreneurs. An entrepreneur must have two basic elements in order to go from “somebody with an idea” to an actual entrepreneur. First, you must have that...

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Are you waiting for permission?

Am I really qualified to do this? Moments of doubt like that hit all of us occasionally as entrepreneurs. An entrepreneur must have two basic elements in order to go from “somebody with an idea” to an actual entrepreneur. First, you must have that idea, preferably one you are passionate about. Second, you must be […]

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3 ways to make or break your startup pitch

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I’ve spent some time this week at the Tech.co Celebrate event in Las Vegas, NV. Celebrate is an annual startup competition, where hundreds of startups around the US competed at regional pitch competitions to win a chance to attend the nation...

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3 ways to make or break your startup pitch

I’ve spent some time this week at the Tech.co Celebrate event in Las Vegas, NV. Celebrate is an annual startup competition, where hundreds of startups around the US competed at regional pitch competitions to win a chance to attend the national competition here in Las Vegas. Those hundreds of pitches were narrowed down to 24 […]

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10 Resources for the new WebRTC standard

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Bringing Real Time Communications to the browser WebRTC was one of the hot topics at the HTML5 Developers Conference that I attended this week, and for good reason. WebRTC is a promising new standard that makes it easier for you to incorporate pee...

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10 Resources for the new WebRTC standard

Bringing Real Time Communications to the browser WebRTC was one of the hot topics at the HTML5 Developers Conference that I attended this week, and for good reason. WebRTC is a promising new standard that makes it easier for you to incorporate peer to peer exchange of video, audio, and data directly between two client […]

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B2B marketing with top 25 lists

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How can you reach the C-suite of your ideal customer? Public flattery may just be a good tactic to consider in B2B marketing. At the Mid Atlantic Marketing Summit in Baltimore, I met Trevor Lynn, Marketing Manager at Social Tables. He gave a short...

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B2B marketing with top 25 lists

How can you reach the C-suite of your ideal customer? Public flattery may just be a good tactic to consider in B2B marketing. At the Mid Atlantic Marketing Summit in Baltimore, I met Trevor Lynn, Marketing Manager at Social Tables. He gave a short talk that illustrated how they have been able to use “top […]

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5 reasons you’ll love to hate agile development

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If agile development were easy, everyone would be doing it. Or at least doing it better. On October 18th AgilityFeat CEO/Founder Arin Sime (that’s me) is presenting at InnovateVirginia on “5 reasons you’ll love to hate agile deve...

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5 reasons you’ll love to hate agile development

If agile development were easy, everyone would be doing it. Or at least doing it better. On October 18th AgilityFeat CEO/Founder Arin Sime (that’s me) is presenting at InnovateVirginia on “5 reasons you’ll love to hate agile development.” In this talk I go beyond the hype about faster and more efficient software development teams and […]

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AgilityFeat speaks on Real Time Messaging at Mo...

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I’m excited to announce that AgilityFeat’s own David Alfaro and Arin Sime will be speaking at MoDevEast in December in McLean, Virginia. MoDevEast is the premier East Coast mobile event spanning consumer and enterprise markets across a...

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AgilityFeat speaks on Real Time Messaging at Mo-Dev East

I’m excited to announce that AgilityFeat’s own David Alfaro and Arin Sime will be speaking at MoDevEast in December in McLean, Virginia. MoDevEast is the premier East Coast mobile event spanning consumer and enterprise markets across all platforms and disciplines. David and Arin will present “Pushing Real Time Info to Your Users” on Friday, December […]

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7 Things about #UX I learned from @DanRubin

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Yesterday I was in Freiburg Germany for the Smashing Magazine conference, where I attended Dan Rubin’s excellent workshop on User Experience design. Dan is a very noted UX designer, author, and a great photographer too. The workshop was really gre...

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7 Things about #UX I learned from @DanRubin

Yesterday I was in Freiburg Germany for the Smashing Magazine conference, where I attended Dan Rubin’s excellent workshop on User Experience design. Dan is a very noted UX designer, author, and a great photographer too. The workshop was really great, and he gave me a lot of ideas. Here is a quick summary of seven […]

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8 things I learned at RailsConf 2013

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Last week I was in Portland Oregon for RailsConf 2013.  Portland is a great city with beautiful views of mountains that us East Coasters dream of, unusually good weather (last week anyways), and a very entertaining soccer team.  But none of that i...

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8 things I learned at RailsConf 2013

Last week I was in Portland Oregon for RailsConf 2013.  Portland is a great city with beautiful views of mountains that us East Coasters dream of, unusually good weather (last week anyways), and a very entertaining soccer team.  But none of that is why I spent a week and some long flights going there.  Here [...]

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Lean Entrepreneurs, Surfing, and Costa Rica

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“Wave coming, wave coming … paddle! paddle! paddle! Now stand up! Stand up! GET UP!” I can still hear the voice of my surf instructor, and those lessons provide a great parallel to the growth of my company and yours. Surfing and Startups in Costa ...

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Lean Entrepreneurs, Surfing, and Costa Rica

“Wave coming, wave coming … paddle! paddle! paddle! Now stand up! Stand up! GET UP!” I can still hear the voice of my surf instructor, and those lessons provide a great parallel to the growth of my company and yours. Surfing and Startups in Costa Rica Last week I spent an amazing week with the [...]

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How Change.org fit Agile Engineering in with Le...

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How do you convince engineers that it’s okay to build quick experiments, and deploy code that you will probably throw away? How do you convince rigorous engineers that it’s actually more efficient to work in a lean startup style? That is a topic t...

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How Change.org fit Agile Engineering in with Lean Startups

How do you convince engineers that it’s okay to build quick experiments, and deploy code that you will probably throw away? How do you convince rigorous engineers that it’s actually more efficient to work in a lean startup style? That is a topic that Sam McAfee from Change.org addressed during a panel at the LeanStartupConference [...]

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Video of “Just Deploy It!” from #LeanStartup Co...

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The Ignite talks at the Lean Startup Conference in San Francisco in December were a lot of fun, both as an attendee and as a speaker.  Below is the video of my talk on “Just Deploy It!”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEsk8Nfwfck In my talk, I foc...

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Video of “Just Deploy It!” from #LeanStartup Conference

The Ignite talks at the Lean Startup Conference in San Francisco in December were a lot of fun, both as an attendee and as a speaker.  Below is the video of my talk on “Just Deploy It!”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEsk8Nfwfck In my talk, I focused on 5 anti-patterns that I see regularly in companies who are not [...]

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A #leanstartup and #agile tour of @Twilio

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Who’s ever heard of a telecom lean startup? That’s sort of what Twilio is, and it’s a pretty cool company and interesting case study. When I attended the LeanStartup.co conference in San Francisco recently, one of the parts I was most excited abou...

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A #leanstartup and #agile tour of @Twilio

Who’s ever heard of a telecom lean startup? That’s sort of what Twilio is, and it’s a pretty cool company and interesting case study. When I attended the LeanStartup.co conference in San Francisco recently, one of the parts I was most excited about was the tour of area companies. The first tour that I did [...]

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A few links from the #LeanStartup Conference

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The LeanStartup.co conference was great, and internally at AgilityFeat we are still incorporating some of the lessons that our team learned by participating in the conference. As a bookmark to myself, and perhaps useful to you too, I’m listing bel...

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A few links from the #LeanStartup Conference

The LeanStartup.co conference was great, and internally at AgilityFeat we are still incorporating some of the lessons that our team learned by participating in the conference. As a bookmark to myself, and perhaps useful to you too, I’m listing below some of the links that I made note of during the conference. This is an [...]

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6 Lessons from #LeanStartup Conference

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What’s the best conference that you’ve ever been to? For me, the 2012 Lean Startup Conference in San Francisco is definitely the best one that I’ve been to so far. It was my favorite as a speaker, where I did a short Ignite talk on deploying softw...

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6 Lessons from #LeanStartup Conference

What’s the best conference that you’ve ever been to? For me, the 2012 Lean Startup Conference in San Francisco is definitely the best one that I’ve been to so far. It was my favorite as a speaker, where I did a short Ignite talk on deploying software more frequently. But it was also my favorite [...]

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Things I learned in the morning at The Lean Sta...

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Yesterday, I went to The Lean Startup Conference in San Francisco. It was a full day of incredible presentations, fireside chats (without the fires), sharing of lessons learned and of course networking. This was my first Lean Startup conference an...

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Things I learned in the morning at The Lean Startup Conference (part 1)

Yesterday, I went to The Lean Startup Conference in San Francisco. It was a full day of incredible presentations, fireside chats (without the fires), sharing of lessons learned and of course networking. This was my first Lean Startup conference and I was blown away by the diversity of ways Lean thinking is impacting the world [...]

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Slides for “Just Deploy It!” from Lean Startup ...

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Here are the slides that I used last night at the Lean Startup Conference‘s Ignite talks.  I am indebted to Eric Ries and Sarah Milstein of The Lean Startup Conference for giving me the opportunity to present.  I have spoken at a good number of co...

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Slides for “Just Deploy It!” from Lean Startup Conference

Here are the slides that I used last night at the Lean Startup Conference‘s Ignite talks.  I am indebted to Eric Ries and Sarah Milstein of The Lean Startup Conference for giving me the opportunity to present.  I have spoken at a good number of conferences before and given a lot of talks, most of [...]

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2 Pivots and 3 Lessons at Lean Startup Machine ...

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A little background on LSM events David Alfaro and I have had a great weekend here at Lean Startup Machine San Francisco, as part of our LeanStartupConf tour of the area. For those not aware, LSM events start on Friday night, teams form around bus...

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2 Pivots and 3 Lessons at Lean Startup Machine San Francisco

A little background on LSM events David Alfaro and I have had a great weekend here at Lean Startup Machine San Francisco, as part of our LeanStartupConf tour of the area. For those not aware, LSM events start on Friday night, teams form around business ideas, and over the course of the weekend you use [...]

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3 things I learned at #WarmGun about #UX

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“Good design is no longer something that sets you apart on the web, it’s the price of admission.” - That’s a paraphrase of a great quote I heard at the WarmGun UX conference in San Francisco. I attended WarmGun as part of my all inclusive pass to ...

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3 things I learned at #WarmGun about #UX

“Good design is no longer something that sets you apart on the web, it’s the price of admission.” - That’s a paraphrase of a great quote I heard at the WarmGun UX conference in San Francisco. I attended WarmGun as part of my all inclusive pass to the LeanStartupConf. At AgilityFeat we place a strong [...]

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@PV webinar video on Customer Development

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Yesterday the AgilityFeat team hosted a webinar with Patrick Vlaskovits, co-author of The Entrepreneurs Guide to Customer Development and the upcoming “The Lean Entrepreneur”. Patrick will be leading a workshop on customer development at AgilityFe...

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@PV webinar video on Customer Development

Yesterday the AgilityFeat team hosted a webinar with Patrick Vlaskovits, co-author of The Entrepreneurs Guide to Customer Development and the upcoming “The Lean Entrepreneur”. Patrick will be leading a workshop on customer development at AgilityFeat’s upcoming DareToBeLean workshop in Costa Rica (come join us!). After we gave an introduction to DareToBeLean, Patrick shared some insights [...]

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DareToBeLean Webinar with Patrick Vlaskovits on...

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Want to get a sneak peak at what to expect at the DareToBeLean conference? Well, here’s your chance! On November 15th at 12:30 EST, AgilityFeat will present a “fireside chat”, interwebs-style with Patrick Vlaskovits. You already know Patrick from ...

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DareToBeLean Webinar with Patrick Vlaskovits on Nov 15th!

Want to get a sneak peak at what to expect at the DareToBeLean conference? Well, here’s your chance! On November 15th at 12:30 EST, AgilityFeat will present a “fireside chat”, interwebs-style with Patrick Vlaskovits. You already know Patrick from his book, The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Customer Development. He’s written a new book called The Lean [...]

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AgilityFeat Presenting “Just Deploy It” at Igni...

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I’m very pleased to say that I will be presenting an Ignite talk at the Lean Startup Conference in San Francisco in December.  I will talk about some anti-patterns that I see in software development for startups.  In short, my advice is to “Just D...

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AgilityFeat Presenting “Just Deploy It” at Ignite Lean Startup Conference

I’m very pleased to say that I will be presenting an Ignite talk at the Lean Startup Conference in San Francisco in December.  I will talk about some anti-patterns that I see in software development for startups.  In short, my advice is to “Just Deploy It!” and stop holding back so much.  Whether it’s a [...]

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Tour of Wishlisting.org and it’s Cucumber

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Time for a demo of wishlisting.org!  In this post I will give you a demo of the current features, and then we will step through a couple of the automated tests that we have in place for the site. Using wishlisting.org to teach agile… First let me ...

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Tour of Wishlisting.org and it’s Cucumber

Time for a demo of wishlisting.org!  In this post I will give you a demo of the current features, and then we will step through a couple of the automated tests that we have in place for the site. Using wishlisting.org to teach agile… First let me give you some background. Wishlisting.org is a service [...]

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Resort survey for DareToBeLean

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Help us choose the resort for DareToBeLean! I could use your help choosing the location for the Dare To Be Lean workshop this coming January 2013! In case you don’t already know what Dare To Be Lean is, here’s the quick rundown. AgilityFeat is hos...

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Resort survey for DareToBeLean

Help us choose the resort for DareToBeLean! I could use your help choosing the location for the Dare To Be Lean workshop this coming January 2013! In case you don’t already know what Dare To Be Lean is, here’s the quick rundown. AgilityFeat is hosting a 3 day workshop on the beach in Costa Rica [...]

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3 Lessons from #MoDevTablet

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Does your startup have a mobile application component?  You’re certainly not alone, and that app should be more than just a mobile-aware website.  That’s one thing that I heard repeated at the #MoDevTablet conference last Friday just outside Washi...

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3 Lessons from #MoDevTablet

Does your startup have a mobile application component?  You’re certainly not alone, and that app should be more than just a mobile-aware website.  That’s one thing that I heard repeated at the #MoDevTablet conference last Friday just outside Washington DC. Here are 3 other lessons you should consider for your mobile project: 1. Measure and [...]

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Check out the Sensei demo at #Agile2012

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Today’s your last day to see what the buzz is about Sensei and Agile Retrospectives at Agile 2012!  Lithespeed has launched their Sensei product into beta, and we at AgilityFeat are particularly proud of it because our team of Costa Rican Code Com...

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Check out the Sensei demo at #Agile2012

Today’s your last day to see what the buzz is about Sensei and Agile Retrospectives at Agile 2012!  Lithespeed has launched their Sensei product into beta, and we at AgilityFeat are particularly proud of it because our team of Costa Rican Code Commandos built it! We’ve been working with Lithespeed and their awesome Product Owner [...]

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Last day at the #AgileDevLab #Agile2012!

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Get your green now before it’s too late!  Green Cucumber tests, that is. This is the last day of the Agile Dev Lab at the Agile 2012 conference, where we are working on the website wishlisting.org for charities to use for very specific fundraising...

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Last day at the #AgileDevLab #Agile2012!

Get your green now before it’s too late!  Green Cucumber tests, that is. This is the last day of the Agile Dev Lab at the Agile 2012 conference, where we are working on the website wishlisting.org for charities to use for very specific fundraising needs.  Our beta client is AHIP, and you can donate online [...]

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#AgileDevLab open at #Agile2012 to support @AHI...

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The Agile Dev Lab is open for business at Agile 2012 in Dallas Texas!  This week we will be here from 9am-5pm Tuesday – Thursday doing Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) with Cucumber and Ruby to build the website wishlisting.org for use by...

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#AgileDevLab open at #Agile2012 to support @AHIPVA!

The Agile Dev Lab is open for business at Agile 2012 in Dallas Texas!  This week we will be here from 9am-5pm Tuesday – Thursday doing Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) with Cucumber and Ruby to build the website wishlisting.org for use by non profits.  Look for us next to the big quilt in the [...]

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Announcing Dare To Be Lean!

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I hinted at it previously, but now the fancy landing page is ready and I am proud to invite you to join us in Costa Rica in early 2013 for an awesome 3 day hands on workshop for entrepreneurs! The workshop is called Dare To Be Lean, and you can le...

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Announcing Dare To Be Lean!

I hinted at it previously, but now the fancy landing page is ready and I am proud to invite you to join us in Costa Rica in early 2013 for an awesome 3 day hands on workshop for entrepreneurs! The workshop is called Dare To Be Lean, and you can learn more here: DareToBeLean.AgilityFeat.com We [...]

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Wishlisting.org

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AgilityFeat is building a tool to help non profits raise money and to help you learn Agile Engineering practices!  If you attended the ADP West conference this year in Las Vegas, then you may have already heard about what we’re doing. In coo...

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Wishlisting.org

AgilityFeat is building a tool to help non profits raise money and to help you learn Agile Engineering practices!  If you attended the ADP West conference this year in Las Vegas, then you may have already heard about what we’re doing. In cooperation with Bob Payne of Lithespeed and Kent McDonald of Beyond Requirements, we [...]

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Dave Haeffner to speak on Selenium at #Agile2012

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Congratulations to Dave Haeffner for having his Agile 2012 submission “Selenium Users Anonymous” accepted!  Dave will be leading a “counseling” session for Selenium users at Agile 2012 in Dallas.  The conference is from August 13 – 17 2012 and you...

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Dave Haeffner to speak on Selenium at #Agile2012

Congratulations to Dave Haeffner for having his Agile 2012 submission “Selenium Users Anonymous” accepted!  Dave will be leading a “counseling” session for Selenium users at Agile 2012 in Dallas.  The conference is from August 13 – 17 2012 and you can get more information at agile2012.agilealliance.org. Dave Haeffner is the Chief Quality Officer at AgilityFeat, [...]

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Great agile event coming up on Feb 3rd at VGT i...

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I’m excited to be part of a great upcoming agile event in the Charlottesville area! VGT (Video Gaming Technologies) in Ruckersville is hosting an evening of agile in a few weeks in coordination with AgileCville and Impact Makers.  There going to b...

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Great agile event coming up on Feb 3rd at VGT in Ruckersville

I’m excited to be part of a great upcoming agile event in the Charlottesville area! VGT (Video Gaming Technologies) in Ruckersville is hosting an evening of agile in a few weeks in coordination with AgileCville and Impact Makers.  There going to be multiple speakers, free food, and this event is being promoted in Richmond as [...]

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Failure Bows and Brainstorming from #ACCUS

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If you’re looking for a fun way to kick off discussions of difficult topics, then failure bows may work for you. In September I was at the Agile Coach Camp US (#ACCUS) in Columbus Ohio.  Friday was “Games Day”, devoted to fun ways to engage agile ...

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Failure Bows and Brainstorming from #ACCUS

If you’re looking for a fun way to kick off discussions of difficult topics, then failure bows may work for you. In September I was at the Agile Coach Camp US (#ACCUS) in Columbus Ohio.  Friday was “Games Day”, devoted to fun ways to engage agile teams with games. Tobias Mayer led the “keynote game”, [...]

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Assorted 140 character thoughts from #ACCUS

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I tend to write blog posts that are too long.  Which is why sometimes I don’t blog as often as I should. But I really want to share everything with you that I learned at Agile Coach Camp US (#ACCUS) in Columbus Ohio last week. So instead of a long...

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Assorted 140 character thoughts from #ACCUS

I tend to write blog posts that are too long.  Which is why sometimes I don’t blog as often as I should. But I really want to share everything with you that I learned at Agile Coach Camp US (#ACCUS) in Columbus Ohio last week. So instead of a long blog post that I feel [...]

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Speaking on Agile Estimation at #AgileDC

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Are you looking for an inexpensive way to learn agile methods?  Improve your agile engineering practices?  Or learn about how agile methods are being employed in government?  AgileDC is the place for you! I’m very pleased to be speaking on Agile E...

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Speaking on Agile Estimation at #AgileDC

Are you looking for an inexpensive way to learn agile methods?  Improve your agile engineering practices?  Or learn about how agile methods are being employed in government?  AgileDC is the place for you! I’m very pleased to be speaking on Agile Estimation techniques at AgileDC on Wednesday Oct 26 at the Kellogg Conference Hotel in [...]

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Speaking at #InnovateVA2011 Sept 16th

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The Innovate Virginia conference will be held in Richmond, Virginia, on Friday September 16th, and I am proud to be one of the speakers there.  It will be an excellent one-day conference bringing together many excellent speakers in a cost effectiv...

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Speaking at #InnovateVA2011 Sept 16th

The Innovate Virginia conference will be held in Richmond, Virginia, on Friday September 16th, and I am proud to be one of the speakers there.  It will be an excellent one-day conference bringing together many excellent speakers in a cost effective and local setting perfect for the many teams around Virginia who are learning about [...]

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Using silent grouping for rapid story ranking #...

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Have you ever faced prioritizing a long list of stories or requirements and thought, “This is going to take forever!” I have, and so I was thrilled to learn a technique at XP2011 that helps with this dilemma. I had a chance last week to apply “Sil...

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Using silent grouping for rapid story ranking #XP2011

Have you ever faced prioritizing a long list of stories or requirements and thought, “This is going to take forever!” I have, and so I was thrilled to learn a technique at XP2011 that helps with this dilemma. I had a chance last week to apply “Silent Grouping” with a client, and since I found [...]

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Speaking at Verify/ATI conference on Agile Testing

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On Wednesday September 28th, I’ll be speaking at the Verify/ATI Conference 2011 in Arlington Virginia at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. According to the recently published schedule at the VerifyATI website, I’m in the 2:15-3:15 time slot. I&#...

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Speaking at Verify/ATI conference on Agile Testing

On Wednesday September 28th, I’ll be speaking at the Verify/ATI Conference 2011 in Arlington Virginia at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. According to the recently published schedule at the VerifyATI website, I’m in the 2:15-3:15 time slot. I’ll be leading a session in the Automated Tools & Implementations section on “Continuous Automated Browser Testing With Selenium […]

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Speaking at XP2011

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I’m getting very excited for the XP2011 conference coming up in Madrid in May.  I was also very excited to have my lightning talk on range estimation accepted to the conference.  If you’ll be at the conference, I hope you’ll stop by! My lightning ...

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Speaking at XP2011

I’m getting very excited for the XP2011 conference coming up in Madrid in May.  I was also very excited to have my lightning talk on range estimation accepted to the conference.  If you’ll be at the conference, I hope you’ll stop by! My lightning talk is in the Decision Making section, room S242, on Wednesday [...]

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