For me, Scrum Australia brought back everything that I love about in-person conferences.
I’ve been closely involved with organising Scrum Australia events since the start in 2013 but the 10th anniversary event was well past my expectations.
The energy and enthusiasm with which everyone engaged – speaker and participant alike – took my breath away. Perhaps we had been craving such an interactive in-person conference experience since 2020.
A few of the many highlights:
- Lyssa Adkins’ energetic opening keynote had us zooming out from our teams all the way to the future of the planet!
- Joseph Pelrine’s hillarious #researchsays meme on LinkedIn
- The emotional talk from Dallas Jackson about her experience Scrum Mastering at Whole Foods during its acquisition by Amazon
- Big enthusiastic huddles passionately discussing topic in the Open Space for most of Friday morning
- Michael and Audree’s yin-yang keynot full of hard-hitting insights and moving stories.
One thing for certain is that Australia’s Regional Scrum Gathering has a bright future.
I was hugely impressed by the self-organising volunteers Bhavin Shukla, Derrick Wong, Henry Pereira, Jason Cameron, Jason Cathcart, Kevin Loong, Mylene Recio, Payal Unadkat and Rohit Arora. Hats off to you all!
This year the bar was lifted by professional event managers Jodie McLean and Jonaye Ferreira of JEM events. Also volunteer organisers Alex Sloley, Sally Sloley, Jason Cameron, Ant Boobier, Jessica Bates, Jon Gedge.
Many people came up to me praising emcee Lisa Calder. She set the tone for the event and wove it all together with style! (In case you missed the joke, Lisa works with Scrum WithStyle.)
It definitely would not have happened without Tim Browne believing in the event and taking on the commercial risk. Thank you!
Australia’s Regional Scrum Gathering will be back full of confidence in 2024. See you next year!
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