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AgileSoCal Monthly Meeting - Wednesday, January 17th 6:00 PM

Six Trumps: The Brain Science that Makes Training Stick with Vic Bonacci and Chris Zarbock

When: Wednesday, January 17th
Networking and food, 6:00 PM.
Activities start, 6:30 PM.

Always free, but YOU MUST RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/Agile-SoCal/

As a coach or ScrumMaster you will often have to teach your team or organization what it means to be "agile." Certain ways to learn trump other, more traditional, ways of learning. That is not to say that the traditional learning methods should be ignored; rather, some methods are better than others when it comes to remembering and using information. These methods help learners “win” the learning game. Sharon Bowman calls these methods “brain science principles” because they have been discussed at length in books about cognitive neuroscience and human learning.

This session will give a summary of six brain science principles that trump more traditional learning methods and ensure your training connects with your audience.

Your Presenters:

Victor 'Vic' Bonacci has been working with software teams since 1999, as a programmer, project manager, scrum master, and coach. He lives in Tustin with his wife and daughter, and enjoys our thriving, local Agile community.

Chris Zarbock is an Agile Practitioner, Coach and Trainer. She is PMI certified as an Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) and Project Management Professional (PMP). Chris has over twenty years of experience in IT, and has held roles as a developer, development manager, business analyst, project manager and Agile Scrum Master, coach and trainer.


Where: The Capital Group Companies
6455 Irvine Center Drive (Yosemite Building, 1st floor)
Irvine, CA 92618

Exit the 5 or 405 at Sand Canyon.
From the 5, go south to Irvine Center and turn right.
From the 405, go north to Irvine Center and turn left.
Take the first right into the main parking lot at Capital Group.
Park (no permit needed), go to the main entrance, look for the signs.

Thanks to Capital Group for the meeting facilities.
Thanks to VersionOne for food and free agile stuff.
Thanks to Mike Cohn for agile e-courses, agile books and stuff.
Thanks to JetBrains for free tool licenses.
Thanks to Zensar for educational sponsorship.
Thanks to Agile Alliance for hosting our Meetup.

To be eligible for the drawing for free books and agile stuff YOU MUST RSVP to https://www.meetup.com/Agile-SoCal/ 24 hours prior to the meeting and be present to win.

 

AgileSoCal is your community for all things agile. Find us:

On our website at www.agilesocal.com (You are here!)

On Meetup at "Agile-SoCal"

On LinkedIn at "AgileSoCal"

On Twitter @AgileSoCal


Thanks to our ongoing sponsors:

AgileAlliance VersionOne      Mountain Goat Software     ScrumAlliance

 JetBrains      Zensar O'Reilly Community


2018 AgileSoCal Meeting Calendar

Meetings are usually held on the third Wednesday of each month. But not always, and dates may change, so watch for the announcements.

January 17, 2018 - Six Trumps: The Brain Science that Makes Training Stick with Vic Bonacci and Chris Zarbock
February 21 - More or LeSS? The Road to the Agile Enterprise with Craig Wilson
March 21 - Using Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) for Organizational Transformation Success with Brett Palmer & Scott Dunn
April 18 - Thinking Innovation with Dr. Dave Cornelius
May 16 -
June 20 -
July 18 -
August 15 -
September 19 -
October 17 -
November 14 -
December - no meeting, Happy Holidays!

All meeting start with food & networking at 6:00 PM, presentation starts at 6:30 PM, raffle follows the presentation.

Would you like to speak at AgileSoCal? Or do you know someone you'd like to see? Email us at agilesocal@gmail.com


Past Meetings & Events

Click here for a full history of all AgileSoCal meetings.

Here's a sample from past AgileSoCal meetings. Our meetings feature experienced agilistas and cutting-edge topics, and are highly interactive and engaging. Come join us at a future meeting!

Agile, Systems, and the Deception of Training - Zach Bonaker
August 2016 - Managing for Happiness - Jurgen Appelo


October 2016 - Agile, Systems, and the Deception of Training - Zach Bonaker

Click here for a full history of all AgileSoCal meetings.


Upcoming Agile Events Calendar

So Cal Local Agile Events Calendar

Monday, January 15, 6:30 pm
CodeLab: Pair Programming + Open Source
Location: Fullerton
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Orange-Countys-Creative-CoWorking-Downtown-Fullerton/

Wednesday, January 17, 6:30 pm
Agile SoCal
Location: Irvine
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Agile-SoCal/

Wednesday, January 17, 6:30 pm
Fullstack Open Source
Location: downtown Los Angeles
More info: https://www.meetup.com/la-fullstack/

Saturday, January 20, 6:00 pm
Lean Coffee
Location: Tustin
More info: https://www.meetup.com/agile-coffee

Monday, January 22, 6:00 pm
SCQAA - Agile Enterprise Transformation
Location: Irvine
More info: http://www.scqaa.com/

Monday, January 22, 6:30 pm
CodeLab: Pair Programming + Open Source
Location: Fullerton
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Orange-Countys-Creative-CoWorking-Downtown-Fullerton/

Tuesday, January 23, 6:30 pm
Agile Coaching Exchange - The Professional Coach
Location: San Diego
More info: http://www.meetup.com/ACE-Agile-Coaching-Exchange-SoCal/

Thursday, January 25, 6:00 pm
Agile Drink Up
Location: Costa Mesa
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Agile-Drink-Up/

Wednesday, January 31, 7:00 pm
CodeCraft() - Open Spaces Micro Conference
Location: Westlake Village
More info: https://www.meetup.com/codecraftgroup/

Monday, February 5, 6:00 pm
Agile Coffee Happy Hour
Location: San Diego
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Agile-Coffee-San-Diego/

Tuesday, February 6, 7:00 pm
Extreme Programming Roundtable
Location: Santa Monica
More info: https://www.meetup.com/xp-los-angeles/

Tuesday, February 6, 6:00 pm
City of Angels Agile - Retrospective Lightning Talks
Location: Pasadena
More info: https://www.meetup.com/City-of-Angels-Agile

Wednesday, February 7, 6:30 pm
Fullstack Open Source
Location: Santa Monica
More info: https://www.meetup.com/la-fullstack/

Thursday, February 8, 6:30 pm
Agile San Diego
Location: San Diego
More info: http://www.agilesandiego.org/

Tuesday, February 13, 6:00 pm
Scrum and Wine
Location: Long Beach
More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/

Tuesday, Febraury 13, 6:00 pm
Agile Santa Barbara
Location: Santa Barbara
More info: https://www.meetup.com/SB-Agile/

Wednesday, February 21, 6:30 pm
Agile SoCal
Location: Irvine
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Agile-SoCal/

Tuesday, February 22, 6:00 pm
Agile Drink Up
Location: Costa Mesa
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Agile-Drink-Up/

Monday, February 26, 6:00 pm
SCQAA
Location: Irvine
More info: http://www.scqaa.com/

Also watch for California Agile Meetups, OC Product Managers, PDMA, PMI OC & LA, SCQAA-OC, Java/.NET user groups, LA Agile Meetup & other MeetUps, etc. to be announced

Regional & National Agile Events Calendar

January 16-17, 2018
Mike Cohn Certified ScrumMaster
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
More info: https://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/

January 18-19, 2018
Mike Cohn Certified Product Owner
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
More info: https://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/

February 5-7, 2018
Agile Open Northwest
Location: Seattle, WA
More info: http://www.agileopennorthwest.org/

February 15-16
Agile Open San Diego
Location: San Diego (Marina Village)
More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/

February 26-27
Lean Agile US
Location: Ft Lauderdale, FL
More info: http://leanagileus.com/

April 9-11
Agile Games 2018
Location: Burlington, MA
More info: Agile Games New England

April 12-13
Mob Programming 2018
Location: Burlington, MA
More info: Mob Programming 2018

April 16-18
Global Scrum Gathering
Location: Minneapolis, MN
More info: https://www.scrumalliance.org/sgmsp

April 30 - May 2
deliver:Agile
Location: Austin, TX
More info: https://www.agilealliance.org/

June 3 - 8
Agile Dev West
Location: Las Vegas, NV
More info: https://adcwest.techwell.com

August 6-10
Agile 2018
Location: San Diego, CA
More info: https://www.agilealliance.org/agile2018/