When I travel to agile events, I love telling people about our community. The agile community in Dallas is incredibly strong. In a typical month, there are at least 4 different meetup groups hosting events, and the number continues to grow. In fact, DFW Scrum is expanding itself again. Michael Jesse is organizing a new Technical Excellence special interest group, and the first event will be held on January 30, 2017.
Why a Tech Edition group? It started with reviewing the Agile Manifesto with a group of people, and there was a question about one principle in particular:
Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility.
Inspired by the question of what is technical excellence, Michael decided to create a place to hear wisdom from various people on what defines it.
- Is it as simple as having a continuous integration and continuous deployment?
- Is it having the latest technology?
- Is it defined by a standards organization?
All of these questions and more will be explored in the new Tech Edition group.