XP Day Benelux and others

XP Day Benelux 2005 logoI’m again organizing XP Day Benelux with Vera, Marc and Rob. This year we’re back in the Netherlands, in Rotterdam.

It’s the third time we organize this event and it keeps getting bigger. This year is the first time we have two conference days. This brings with it some extra work (e.g. people need to stay overnight), but the growth and extra work is still manageable with the help of Marko, Willem, Nynke, Erik and Peter. We already have experience with two day events, because the Agile Open conference started out as a two day conference.

The conference will be held on November 17th and 18th, only a month from now. Still a lot of work to do, but things seem to go smoothly (for now…). I’m currently mostly working on handling the registrations, invoicing, payments. We have a little application to help us with that and I’ll tell a bit more about it later.

I’m also co-presenting two sessions at the conference:

And that’s not all… November is “conference month” for me:

XP Day Germany 2005 logoI’ll be going to the German XP Days on November 21st in Karlsruhe. My boss (me 🙂 won’t let me go to such conferences unless I present a session, so that’s what I’ll be doing. I’ll be hosting a session on The Toyota Way, similar to the session I hosted at the XP2005 conference in Sheffield this year.

XP Day London 2005 logoAnd I’m also going to XP Day London on November 28th and 29th. The London XP Day inspired us to do something like that ourselves. I will be hosting the I’m not a bottleneck! I’m a free man! with Rob Westgeest.

There’s a lot of cooperation and exchange of ideas between the different XP Days. And soon we’ll have XP Day France!

See you at one of these fine events!