The agile software community has given me many opportunities and I try to give back where I can. Here are a few of the groups I work with.
Agile Orlando – I helped to co-found this organization in 2008. This was in the early days of “agile” and many in Orlando needed a safe place to learn and practice new skills.
Agile Florida – I helped to co-found this organization in 2012. After Agile Orlando had risen and fallen a couple of times, I decided to reach out to other Agile Meetup leaders. I connected with Tampa and South Florida initially. It now spans Jacksonville, the Space Coast (mostly Melbourne), Orlando, Tampa and South Florida.
In 2019, I handed over the shepherding of this Agile Orlando and Agile Florida to other capable community leaders to pursue a new business opportunity.
Agile Alliance Community Group Support Initiative – based on the work I had done with Agile Orlando and Agile Florida, the Agile Alliance asked if I (with my Agile Florida co-founders) could help start this initiative in 2015. I now help agile community groups worldwide to get started and continue to connect and grow with the broader agile community. I now co-direct this initiative with Craig Smith of Australia (an awesome collaborator).
Building community is part of what I do naturally. If you need help in this area, contact me.