AgileSoCal Monthly Meeting - Wednesday, February 25th, 6:00 PM

(Note the change to the 4th Wednesday!)

Cloud-based Developer Environments

Lynn Langit

Agile methodologies have revolutionized how teams work together. But at the core most teams still rely on developers maintaining and administrating their development environments. Is there an opportunity here to be more agile?

Join us for our February meeting on Wednesday, February 25th, as Lynn Langit gives us a peek into a future where developers are afforded more time to focus on development.

When: Wednesday, February 25th <-- Note the change to the 4th Wednesday!
Networking and food, 6:00 PM.
Activities start, 6:30 PM.

***** Always free, but YOU MUST RSVP to !!! *****


Cloud-based Developer Environments

Good agile teams are always looking for ways to eliminate waste. Time spent on activities that are necessary but not dire ctly delivering business value is one form of waste. Time spent chasing down configuration and build inconsistencies is another form of waste. Agile teams use automation - of tests, of builds - as a means to reducing that necessary overhead.

This month Lynn Langit will lead a session on taking that automation even further. We'll take a look at the automation of developer environments, cloud-based IDE's, and Lynn will lead us in a hands-on exercise creating customized developer IDEs using Codenvy.

A short introduction to Codenvy can be viewed at

Attendees should bring a laptop in order to participate in this hands-on session.

Your Presenter:

Lynn Langit is a consultant with a focus on Big Data and Cloud architectures, and hosts a BigData channel on YouTu be ( Lynn is also the co-founder of Teaching Kids Programming, and an ACM Distinguished speaker. Lynn is on the board of Codenvy.

Where: The Capital Group Companies
6455 Irvine Center Drive (Yosemite Building, 1st floor)
Irvine, CA 92618
Exit the 5 or 405 at Sand Canyon.
From the 5, go south to Irvine Center and turn right.
From the 405, go north to Irvine Center and turn left.
Take the first right into the main parking lot at Capital Group.
Park (no permit needed), go to the main entrance, look for the signs.

Thanks to Capital Group ( for the meeting facilities.
Thanks to VersionOne ( for food and free agile stuff.
Thanks to SolutionsIQ ( for sponsoring our educational program.
Thanks to Mike Cohn ( for agile e-courses, agile books and stuff.
Thanks to OSP International ( for free The Agile PrepCast registration.
Thanks to Rally Software ( for free agile stuff.
Thanks to Conscires Agile Practices ( for sponsoring the Bash.
Thanks to JetBrains ( for free tool licenses.
Thanks to O'Reilly ( for free e-books.

To be eligible for the drawing for free books and agile stuff YOU MUST RSVP to 24 hours prior and be present to win.


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Upcoming 2015 AgileSoCal Meetings

Meetings are usually held on the third Wednesday of each month. But not always, and dates may change, so watch for the announcements.

Wednesday, February 25 - Cloud-based Developer Environments, Lynn Langit <- Note the change to the 4th Wednesday for February!
Wednesday, March 18 - TBD
Wednesday, April 15 - TBD
Wednesday, May 20 - TBD
Wednesday, June 17 - TBD
Wednesday, July 15 - TBD
Wednesday, August 19 - TBD
Wednesday, September 16 - TBD
Wednesday, October 21 - TBD
Wednesday, November 11 - TBD <- Note the second Wednesday to avoid the holiday!
Wednesday, December 9 - The Sixth Annual AgileSoCal Holiday Bash!

All meeting start with food & networking at 6:00 PM, presentation starts at 6:30 PM, raffle follows the presentation.

Would you like to speak at AgileSoCal? Or do you know someone you'd like to see? Email us at .

Past Meetings & Events

Here's a sample from past AgileSoCal meetings. Our meetings feature experienced agilistas and cutting-edge topics, and are highly interactive and engaging. Come join us at a future meeting!

A Company’s Transformation to Agile: 1-year Retrospective, Ben Rodilitz
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - A Company’s Transformation to Agile: 1-year Retrospective, Ben Rodilitz,

Brewing Up Some Lean Coffee: A Collaborative Workshop
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - Brewing Up Some Lean Coffee: A Collaborative Workshop, Victor Bonacci

Tell Me a Story About That... A User Story Writing Workshop
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - Tell Me a Story About That... A User Story Writing Workshop, Paul Hodgetts, Agile Logic
Click here to download the slides from this presentation (PDF - 382 KB).

The Impact of Agile Quantified - Brent Chalker, Rally Software
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - The Impact of Agile Quantified - Brent Chalker, Rally Software
Click here to download the slides from this presentation (PDF - 3.5 MB).

Links to whitepapers and videos:
Seven Deadly Sins
SDPI Methods
Impact of SDPI
Youtube Videos of SDPI Metrics (5 videos)

The Agile Coaching Profession - Roger Brown
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - The Agile Coaching Profession - Roger Brown

Program Level Scrum Practices - Chris Waggoner
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - Program Level Scrum Practices - Chris Waggoner

The Value of Story Mapping - David Brown
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - The Value of Story Mapping - David Brown

A Spoon Full of Scrum - Jon Jorgensen
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - A Spoon Full of Scrum - Jon Jorgensen

Agile Leader Storyline - Scott Dunn
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - Agile Leader Storyline - Scott Dunn

Wednesday, January 22, 2014- Mob Programming - Woody Zuill & Friends

The 2013 AgileSoCal Holiday Bash on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 was an amazing event. You can check out photos and more by clicking here.

Click here for a full history of all AgileSoCal meetings.

Upcoming Agile Events Calendar

So Cal Local Agile Events Calendar

Wednesday, January 28, 6:30 PM
vNext_OC – Mob Programming Night
Location: TEKsystems, Newport Beach
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Tuesday, February 3, 6:30 PM + Saturday, February 7, 9:45 AM (every 2 weeks)
Lean Coffee Night (Tuesdays) & Agile Coffee Podcast (Saturdays)
Location: PICS, Irvine
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Thursday, February 5, 6:00-7:30 PM
Agile San Diego – Startup Weekend, Lindsay LaShell
Location: Mitchell, San Diego
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Wednesday, February 11, 6:00-7:45 PM
West Los Angeles Scrum & Agile Meetup - A New CSM's Work in Moving His Teams to Agile
Location: TBD
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Saturday-Sunday, March 7-8
SoCal Code Camp OC
Location: Cal. State Fullerton
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Friday, March 13, 8:30 AM-5:30 PM
Scrum Day Orange County
Location: Fairfield Inn & Suites, Tustin
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Friday-Sunday, April 10-12 (registration opens Saturday, December 6, 2014)
Agile Coach Camp US West
Location: Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center, Orange
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Monday, June 15, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Scrum Day San Diego
Location: Marina Village Conference Center, San Diego
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Also watch for OC Product Managers, PDMA, PMI OC & LA, SCQAA-OC, Java/.NET user groups, LA Agile Meetup & other MeetUps, etc. to be announced…

Regional & National Agile Events Calendar

Wednesday-Friday, February 11-13
Agile Open Northwest
Location: Leftbank Annex, Portland, OR
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Friday, April 3
Mile High Agile
Location: Hyatt Regency, Denver, CO
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Thursday-Friday, April 30-May 1
Agile and Beyond
Location: Adoba Hotel, Dearborn, MI
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Monday-Wednesday, May 4-6
Global Scrum Gathering
Location: Talking Stick Resort, Phoenix, AZ
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Friday, May 8
Keep Austin Agile
Location: Renaissance Hotel, Austin, TX
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Saturday-Sunday, May 16-17
Agile Games 2015
Location: Microsoft New England Research & Development (NERD) Center, Cambridge, MA
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Monday-Wednesday, June 8-10
LKNA - Lean Kanban North America
Location: Eden Roc Hotel, Miami Beach, FL
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Monday-Wednesday, June 22-24
Scrum Coaching Retreat
Location: Seattle Hilton, Seattle, WA
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Monday-Friday, August 3-7
Agile 2015
Location: Gaylord National Resort, Washington, DC
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