The first Montana Agile Culture House conference, MACH One, is coming to Missoula Friday and Saturday April 11-12, 2014.
Friday April 11 – 6:30pm-9pm
Saturday April 12 – 9am-5:30pm (registration at 8:30am)
Formerly Missoula BarCamp – MACH One @Missoula will continue to invite the community to come together to learn, envision, and co-create with an especial focus on using the best ideas available from all sources – but especially drawing from the deep well of the Agile, Lean, and Startup communities.
As before, MACH One will continue to be a traditionally facilitated Open Space Technology event where the attendees stand up for the topics, questions, and issues that they want to engage with during the conference opening.
Location: The Lifelong Learning Center at 310 S. Curtis Street, Missoula, MT.
Saturday April 12 will be the main event. The evening of Friday April 11 will be a free pre-conference event with lightning keynotes and Ignite talks. Featuring:
Dan Mezick – Formulator of Open Agile Adoption, a technique for creating rapid and lasting enterprise agility, author of THE CULTURE GAME, a book describing sixteen patterns of group behavior that help make any team smarter. Daniel’s client list includes Zappos Insights, CIGNA, SEIMENS Healthcare, Harvard University and many smaller enterprises. He’s also spoken to Agile and Scrum audiences around the world. http://www.danielmezick.com.
Lisa Iversen, MSW, LICSW, has been a psychotherapist for over twenty years and Systemic Family Constellations Faciltiator since 1999. She is one of the most seasoned practitioners in the American constellations field. She enjoys working with people from diverse lineages and faith traditions, and is the author of the book, Ancestral Blueprints: Revealing Invisible Truths in America’s Soul. Lisa lives in Bellingham, WA, with family. www.familyconstellationswest.com
Woody Zuill has been programming computers for 30+ years, and currently works as an Agile Coach and Application Development Manager for a company that makes high quality and innovative irrigation products. He believes that to realize the Agile promise of Responding to Change, software code must be simple, clean, and easily maintainable. He strives to find ways to embody the concepts of continuous learning, continuous improvement, and continuous discovery. zuill.us/WoodyZuill/
Erin Beierwaltes counts herself lucky to have found a passion in the agile and organizational cultural movement. Erin has been working on organizational development for over 10 years, working with established Product companies and startups, to adopt “just enough” formal approaches to support high paced growth and change. www.designedculture.com/erin-beierwaltes/
Karen McNenny — speaker, facilitator, and coach — brings her skills as a seasoned corporate educator, group facilitator, and performer to the speaker’s platform. She combines these talents with her in-depth knowledge of organizational psychology and group dynamics. Karen’s areas of expertise include employee engagement, leadership development, and transforming workplace culture. As we transform our companies into healthy communities, we also transform the larger communities in which we live and learn. Community is the CURE – to everything. karenmcnenny.com
Kevin has 24 years of experience in the IT industry spanning Systems Administration, Software Development, Software Engineering Management and Technical Training. Kevin has helped teach, mentor and coach companies and government agencies in adopting the agile philosophy. Kevin is Vice President of ikuw Solutions, a Montana-based technology company specializing in high end professional development and technology skills development and provider of Certified Scrum trainings in Montana. www.ikuwsolutions.com/meet-our-team/
Nina Alviar is the Program Director for Imagine Missoula, a network of volunteers, ordinary people, who foster community by helping people help each other. Imagine Missoula is a thriving nonprofit that continues to evolve as the needs of the community change, and is partnered and collaborates with other nonprofits and agencies in order to maximize impact. Nina views every request for service as an opportunity to create a friendship- between volunteers, between volunteers and the client, between agencies. And that, she believes, is what makes Imagine Missoula so successful. www.imaginemissoula.org
Jackson C. Smith is a senior at Sentinel High School in Missoula. In 2011, Jackson started his own video game company, Open Mind Gaming, which in addition to several games is currently in partnership with LincEnglish to develop a video game that teaches English skills to Japanese students at Tohoku University in Japan. Jackson has been admitted for this fall semester to MIT. OpenMindGaming.com
Alex Alviar is a teacher at Salish Kootenai College, a writer involved with Missoula Writing Collaborative, and founder of Ten Sticks Lacrosse. Alex Alviar is an educator and a writer who seeks to connect liberal arts with entrepreneurship in his classrooms and his own personal projects. twitter.com/AlexRAlviar
June Noel is a Web Designer at Washington Corporations in Missoula, MT. June co-founded Women for the Web in 2008 as a means of empowering women web designers and developers. She also serves as the USA liaison for WIMLER, a non-profit organization in the Philippines whose mission is to send underprivileged children to school. about.me/junenoel
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