Been a bit slow in updating the News (too busy planning and executing), so here’s a HUGE dump of info… Starting with…
We’re Sold Out!!!!
If you want to attend, please ensure you still go to EventBrite (button is on the Home Page) and add your name to the waiting list. As a request to those that bought a ticket, please cancel if you find you can’t make it; we can issue a refund up until 5 days before. That would hopefully allow someone to take your place.
The support for Camp has been great! Esther Derby has shown her support, even though she sadly can’t make it. This is very much appreciated. We’ve also received support from Tim Ottinger – his blog, the Agile Otter is a great place to read up on some great Agile thinking. Learn more about our sponsors and their offerings by clicking on their logos on the Sponsor Page. There is still time to sponsor and basically now, any additional sponsorship goes to three things: an additional fun evening mid-Camp, a larger donation to the Thurgood Marshall Center – our charity for this year (as well as our venue location), and more funds in the pay-it-forward bank for next year’s Camp.
If you look at a Google Map of the Venue’s location, we are in a residential neighborhood near the ultra-hip U-Street corridor. Very cool for everyone finding dinner locations to continue convos and perhaps evening entertainment. The downside is parking is very limited. Please try and carpool, metro (U-Street or Shaw-Howard U metro stops are both a few blocks away), or taxi to the location. The Center does not have much parking and it’s limited additional capacity is being taken up by your Facilitator and Camp Counselors (i.e. the planning committee).
If you are coming from out of town AND want to avoid getting a car, Washington-Reagan has a metro stop. And for those that will then be going to AGile2015, there is the Water Taxi: Water Taxi Info – National Harbor.
We are also in the process of setting up an Event Log on the Agile Library. This free resource is available to everyone; last year we had a considerable number of posts made before, during, and after Camp that captured a large portion of the works created. This adds to the thinking of the Agile Community-at-large, whether it be new ideas or answers to issues that coaches have been encountering.
This year we’ll be getting Lunch catered from Dirty South Deli; we’ve arranged parts of their menu they will cater to be Gluten-Free/Dairy Free, Gluten-Free/Vegan, and some great Vegan friendly salads (dressings, and cheeses will be on the side). We think this will accommodate everyone that has special dietary needs, though I will personally admit it was a bit tricky; we’re sorry if anyone finds that we couldn’t meet their special needs, getting everything right across a diverse audience is really difficult. (It’s kind of like having multiple product owners…)
AND we will have an ice cream social catered by Pleasant Pops. I’ve been a personal fan of theirs now for years having started my cheering after trying them as a food truck/cart and then going on and backing their Kickstarter campaign when they opened their market place cafe on Florida Ave.
A Word About Our Affiliates
These are sites run by organizers (i.e. Camp Counselors – including one that can’t make it) or a free resource we’ll be using. Please drop by and learn a bit about their thoughts.