I still don’t know what to say exactly about Agile Open Holland 2009, even though it was a couple of weeks ago already. I’ll let the photos taken by Sander
, Lucia, see also the video she made)
and by Laurens
at the event speak for themselves. Starting with some photos by Sander:
Lucia presents her session on the second day opening
yours truly, opening space
We decided to do the closing circle in the Bar, so we didn’ have to chose between relaxing with a beer and closing the open space.
The hobby horse was one of our MVP’s (Most Valuable Participants).
Sandra with the hobby horse we used as a talking stick. Beers are not talking sticks.
Marc and his hobby horse
The hobby horse was a lucky accident. Maroesja, Marcs’ wife suggested it. It went well with the theme ‘my method is bigger than yours, or is it?’. During the opening round we got everyone to say one or two words about their hobby horse for this conference, so that everybody knew at least something about everybody else.
Lucia and Laurens went on a friendly contest: who takes the best portraits? These are by Lucia
The QWAN duck was a popular model.Not sure many people talked to her during the conference, since there were so many other participants to choose from.
Enjoying a beer after all has been said and done
Laurens, wearing the t-shirt he got on the last day at his previous gig. His colleagues dared him that he would not wear a t-shirt reading “Life is like a Hashtable”. I guess they were wrong.
Maarten, organiser at VX Company, who made sure everything ran (very) smoothly
Huib and Bert in a serious conversation
Nicole and Ids. Even though we try to make the sessions at least as interesting as the coffee breaks, the coffee breaks are still essential
Mary and Michiel, Approach-Able
And last, but not least, the opening. Participants Queuing to propose a session
People who are not used to Open Space often ask me, “arent’ you worried that nobody is going to propose a session?”. No. This photo clearly shows why. It’s more like “get over with opening the space already, I’m itching to go!”.
I hope these photos encourage you to join an Agile Open near you. In the coming weeks there is one in Northern California “Agile in Changing Times”
(this thursday and friday), and one in Spain
(Ocotber 23 and 24. It has no theme, but apparently it is the first meeting of spanish agilists).