As I browsed the article “The second coming of the the second city” in the southwest flight towards LA for my first ever #accus #accuswest,
little did I know that the musketeers had arranged for an Improv session with @bonifer. 2 hours with Mike Bonifer, and his team ,activating the mind / body connection around a campfire and S’mores as the sunset over the sprawling hills of the Irvine ranch was more than enough for me to declare this camp a success!
What else was a success factor for me at the camp:
Nature and camp settings: An ideal setting to take the stress of a camp away. I wonder how would it be to go back to hotel rooms and conferences?
Casual and low key atmosphere: What I really cared about was that no one carried an air of importance. Everyone was accessible to the other.
Discussions around technology, process and business: Well can we ever live without these conversations?
City culture: Having spent the past few weeks in Chicago, learning about the city and its culture – and then being in Orange county and meeting local Agilists helped me revalidate my thought process of how much the culture of a city shapes its Agile adoption. Oh really yes.
New friendships and renewed old ones: New promises and generating opportunities for learning, contributing and collaboration is what makes such camps precious.
Thankyou to the organizers and attendees. See you soon.