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Mix-IT, my own retrospective

Two months ago, Mix-IT took place in Lyon, and our team (JUG Lyon +CARA) will soon give some feedback about this event.
For my part, I learned a lot. Below are a few points that I want to share with you.

Context
The idea of a conference in Lyon was initiated by JUG Lyon, and then they proposed that we (Lyon Club Agile Rhône-Alpes) co-organise it with them.
For me, Agile Grenoble is the main Agile conference in this region and organising a similar event would be pointless.
Therefore, a combination of Agile content with technical knowledge was a clever way to not tread on anyone’s toes.

Self-organised team
We talk a lot about self-organised teams in the Agile world, but most of the time someone defines the scope of the work. To be fair, Agnes’s (JUG + Jduchess) expertise in event organisation really, made the difference, because she really made sure everything was covered.
For the first time in my life, I saw a group of people in which ideas were generated every day, and were collectivel…

Guy Kawasaki "The Art of the Start" @ TiECon 2006

A few days ago, when I understood teenagers do not know who is Bin Laden, I really feeled that 5 years is a lots.
So I don't wait anymore.  I posted this video which is one of my favorite. A golden oldie!.



If you want to know more about the 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint, read Guy's article.

Sources:
Yahoo search Blog : Teens Don’t Know Who Osama Bin Laden Is, According to Yahoo! Search Trends
Guykawasaki : How to Change the World: The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint

Important things

A colleague posted the following video to emphasize his thoughts about important things.
Do we need a break in our life to understand what is important?


There are a few similarities with Steve Job' Stanford Commencement Speech, where he tells three stories...