Esther Derby speaks at OTUG in January 2008

Who: Esther Derby
What: Why Middle Management Matters: Managers' Role in Agile Adoption
When: Tuesday January 15, 2008, 5 pm
Where: 3M Auditorium at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN

You can find more information about the event at

I attended simulations on Dynamics of Distributed Teams and Crossing Cultures by Esther Derby at the AYE 2007 conference last month. I am very excited that she is giving a talk at the Object Technology User Group in January. This is a must-attend event. Do not miss it!

Code Freeze 2008 is just around the corner

Code Freeze 2008 is a one-day Software Symposium to be held on Thu, January 17, 2008 from 8 am to 5 pm at the University of Minnesota's McNamara Alumni Center. Speakers include David Hussman, Jamie Thingelstad, Nate Schutta, Jon Spence, and others.

Cost for the general public is $90. Registration deadline is Friday, January 11, 2008. Check out more information at

I attended Code Freeze in 2006 and looking forward to the presentations this year. Hope to see you there!

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