Chair: Ann Anderson
Assistant Chair: Daniel Karlstrom
Submission Deadline: January 26, 2007
Notification of Acceptance: April 2, 2007
Hands-On sessions are fun, interactive, and educational. These sessions provide concrete experiences
and insights into agile software development by letting the participants learn by doing.
Participants can hone their development and project skills by working with their peers under the
guidance of experts. People can try out new ideas and techniques with knowledgeable colleagues in a
safe, friendly environment.
The Hands-On sessions come in a variety of formats, including half-day, full day, and multi-day
marathons. Participants are encouraged to drop in and observe, or stay and participate more
In the past, Hands-On sessions have included Code Fests, FIT Fests, and Coders' Dojos. However, we
are inviting submissions on all aspects of agile methods and their application. The Hands-On
sessions can represent either established agile practices or new trends. Demonstrations are welcome,
especially for non-commercial tools and products. No ideas are too wild or crazy to propose. We will
consider them all, and will work with you to polish and refine even rough ideas into a truly great
To submit a proposal, please send us a description of the Hands-On session you would like to host
via the online submission system. It is available from www.agile2007.com.
If you have questions about the submission process, or about Hands-On sessions please feel free to
contact Ann Anderson.
Our decision-making process
Review committee for Agile2007 Hands-On:
We will evaluate Hands-On session proposals based on anticipated level of interest among conference
attendees, relevance, and how well the session would fit into the rest of the conference program.
Prior to acceptance, we expect to have an ongoing dialog with you to refine the description of the
session, and make sure that the session would meet expectations and be a great experience for
Submissions for Hands-on Session are now closed.
Hands-On organizers will receive discretionary compensation, based on format and length of session.
(See Discovery Session as a guideline.)