AgileAus Students


Join Activate Agile

‘Agile’ is an approach to working used across the world’s leading tech organisations to help improve corporate culture and the quality of products. Sponsored by Microsoft Teams, Activate Agile is an afternoon designed specifically for students and their educators to learn more about the Agile way of working. It runs alongside the national industry conference, AgileAus.

You’ll discover what it’s really like to work as a developer, business analyst, product manager or designer at companies such as Microsoft and ANZ.

Want to know more about Activate Agile? Check out events from previous years: 2014, 2016, 2017.

Activate Agile is proudly sponsored by

Monday 18 June 2018
2.00pm – 5.30pm
Crown Palladium, Melbourne

FREE for students and their educators

REGISTER

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Join Activate Agile

‘Agile’ is an approach to working used across the world’s leading tech organisations to help improve corporate culture and the quality of products. Sponsored by Microsoft Teams, Activate Agile is an afternoon designed specifically for students and their educators to learn more about the Agile way of working. It runs alongside the national industry conference, AgileAus.

You’ll discover what it’s really like to work as a developer, business analyst, product manager or designer at companies such as Microsoft and ANZ.

Activate Agile is proudly sponsored by

Monday 18 June 2018
1.00pm – 5.00pm
Crown Palladium, Melbourne

FREE for students and their educators

REGISTER

Spread the word:

Download flyer

Activate Agile program:

Following an introduction to Agile presented by a bona-fide Agile Coach, you’ll get to choose from a range of activities to participate in, all happening in one room!

We’ll be using a ‘vote with your feet’ approach, which means you don’t need to sign up to any of the activities prior to the day – just walk over to the ones that interest you.

2.00pm

Room C

2.00pm

Room C

Welcome
Alexandra Stokes, ReBoot Co.
What is Agile?

2.10pm –
3.30pm

Each activity will run from 15-20 minutes. After each activity, students are welcome to rotate to whichever activity they would like to participate in next.

Elise Aplin, Property Exchange Australia

The continuous improvement kata game
Use the kata improvement framework to keep on track with your journey of continuous improvement!

Penelope Barr, ANZ

Designing experiments for everyday life
What we experiment, we improve

Joanna Chu & Olivia Zhao, ANZ

Working in an Agile team
Get acquainted with the idea of user stories with a fun plane game.

Adrian Fittolani, Envato

WIP limits for Kanban
A game that will help you understand more about where Kanban comes from, how and why it works!

Wai Ling Ko, Liberty Financial

Go self organise game
Learn about and practice self-organisation by playing a game that involves communication, movement…. and chairs?

Victoria Schiffer, SEEK

Accelerate through retrospectives
Learn about an easy tool Agile companies use for fast paced learning and early course correction.

Tom Wall, DiUS

Sketchnoting 101
Simple tips on how to sketch and create memorable notes!

2.10pm – 3.30pm

Elise Aplin, Property Exchange Australia

The continuous improvement kata game
Use the kata improvement framework to keep on track with your journey of continuous improvement!

Penelope Barr, ANZ

Designing experiments for everyday life
What we experiment, we improve

Joanna Chu & Olivia Zhao, ANZ

Working in an Agile team
Get acquainted with the idea of user stories with a fun plane game.

Adrian Fittolani, Envato

WIP limits for Kanban
A game that will help you understand more about where Kanban comes from, how and why it works!

Wai Ling Ko, Liberty Financial

Go self organise game
Learn about and practice self-organisation by playing a game that involves communication, movement…. and chairs?

Victoria Schiffer, SEEK

Accelerate through retrospectives
Learn about an easy tool Agile companies use for fast paced learning and early course correction.

Tom Wall, DiUS

Sketchnoting 101
Simple tips on how to sketch and create memorable notes!

3.30pm

Afternoon Tea

3.30pm

Afternoon Tea

4.00pm –
5.30pm

Room A & B

4.00pm –
5.30pm

Room A & B

 

Listen in on these keynote presentations from international thought leaders, alongside the delegates of the AgileAus Conference.

5.30pm

Close of Activate Agile

5.30pm

Close of Activate Agile

*Program is subject to change

See the full Activate program

What will you get out of Activate Agile?

  • Discover the traits that tech employers are looking for in new team members.
  • Learn about the approaches tech companies use to build apps, platforms, and portals, plus how to build them right!
  • Gain insight into the workplace practices of Agile companies (including pairing, standups, sprints, iterations and the role of customers).
  • Meet face-to-face with those living and breathing code, design and strategy every day.

Who will be there?

Elise Aplin
Elise
Aplin

Property Exchange Australia

Aubrey Blanche
Penelope
Barr

ANZ

Joanna Chu
Joanna
Chu

ANZ

Adrian Fittolani
Adrian
Fittolani

Envato

Wai Ling Ko
Wai
Ling Ko

Liberty Financial

Victoria Schiffer
Victoria
Schiffer

SEEK

TomWall
Tom
Wall

DiUS

Olivia Zhao
Olivia
Zhao

ANZ



Design with Atlassian’s Ben Crothers

This year, AgileAus will be partnering with Atlassian’s Design Strategist Ben Crothers for a student design program that will be integrated into the AgileAus18 Conference.

Unlock a valuable new career skill by participating in an interactive sketchnoting program in front of an audience of over 1200 delegates at the national landmark AgileAus18 Conference.

Make your CV stand out from the pack by receiving invaluable design work experience and training directly from Ben Crothers. Ben will teach students how sketching ideas and concepts can solve problems in the workplace.

After learning from Ben, you’ll have the opportunity to sit in on presentations during the two day Conference and sketch the key concepts that are raised. It’s a great chance to test and hone your sketch-noting skills in a business setting, develop your own portfolio, and network with the 1200+ Conference delegates.

The best of your work will be shared across the AgileAus community through social media, the AgileTODAY magazine and on the AgileAus blog.

Ben Crothers is Atlassian’s Principal Designer, where he brings 20 years of deep knowledge and expertise. He is a strategist, mentor, designer thinker and team leader.

Want to know more about Ben Crothers? Check out his website or Instagram!

The event will be held at Melbourne’s Crown Palladium on Monday June 18 – Tuesday June 19 2018, and is FREE to all participating students.

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To apply:
Email: conference@agileaustralia.com.au with the name of the university/school you currently attend.
Feel free to attach anything you’re working on, and be as creative as you like!

Mon 18 – Tue 19 June 2018
Crown Palladium, Melbourne

FREE to all participating students

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Volunteer at AgileAus18

High school and university students with a deep curiosity for Agile can move beyond the student sessions by volunteering for the Agile Australia Conference. As one of the nation’s leading business and tech industry events, AgileAus brings together local and international speakers with key industry professionals to connect and collaborate.

Are you a career-oriented student wondering how Agile could drive your future career? Do you want to learn from those who have walked the talk? Become a volunteer at AgileAus18.

As a volunteer, you’ll be able to listen in on the greatest thinkers in the Agile world as they discuss the strategies that are changing the way Australian companies work. You’ll rub shoulders with gaming revolutionaries, product developers, Agile pioneers, thought leaders and more – all while ensuring the conference runs smoothly.

If you’re interested, please drop us a line at info@agileaustralia.com.au.

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What are other students saying?

  • “Agile Australia really helped expose me to different areas that I otherwise wouldn’t have thought about. I walked away exposed to concepts in business, strategy, efficiency, code cleanliness, code safety, teamwork, game theory and even neuroscience. This has given me many interesting avenues to pursue further knowledge in.”
    – Andrew Jakubowicz, First Year Software Engineering Student at Monash University (2016)

  • “The way the speakers articulate hands-on Agile practices makes you feel that it is relevant to your daily work”
    – Mindy Wong, Studying a Masters of Information Systems at the University of Melbourne (2016)

  • “Agile Australia really helped expose me to different areas that I otherwise wouldn’t have thought about. I walked away exposed to concepts in business, strategy, efficiency, code cleanliness, code safety, teamwork, game theory and even neuroscience. This has given me many interesting avenues to pursue further knowledge in.”
    – Andrew Jakubowicz, First Year Software Engineering Student at Monash University (2016)

  • “The way the speakers articulate hands-on Agile practices makes you feel that it is relevant to your daily work”
    – Mindy Wong, Studying a Masters of Information Systems at the University of Melbourne (2016)