Sponsor update – October 2016

GOAT2016 sponsor update oct. 2016

We are growing our conference from 300 to 500 attendees! Thanks to these organizations for helping make this a reality.

We have 7 open spots open. They are

  • 2 Platinum
  • 1 Gold
  • 4 Silver

GOAT sponsor update Oct. 2016

If you are interested in being a sponsor take a look at our sponsorship package to see what best fits your needs and connect with us.

Sponsorship update

We are very excited to say that we have some sponsors! They are


Having said that we still have some sponsorship opportunities. We are looking to fill the following sponsorhip spots

  • 1 Title
  • 1 Premier
  • 2 Platinum
  • 1 Gold
  • 5 Silver

A sponsors for the Gatineau Ottawa Agile Tour (#GOAT2016), will have access to a specialized and influential audience to

● Increase your brand awareness

● Create product marketing opportunities

● Demonstrate your innovative management practices

● Create business opportunities

● Attract high quality talent

For further information, please contact the Gatineau / Ottawa Agile Tour 2016 Organizing

Committee at: sponsor at goagiletour dot ca

GOAT 2016 Keynote Selection Survey !

We have a great list of possible keynote speakers for GOAT 2016. They are all amazing in their own way and are available to attend. As you know we value your input and are making the conference bigger and better. With this in mind we are looking on your feedback as to who you would like to be this years keynote speaker.

GOAT 2016 possible keynote speakers

You get to choose between the following

  • David Dame
  • Dave West
  • David Hussman
  • Doc List
  • Laura Powers
  • Ellen Gottesdiener
  • Doc Norton
  • Ronica Roth

We have put together a list of these speakers with a link to a video of some of their talks. Watch these videos and let us know your pick.

The deadline is Thu. Sept. 15th.

Click here to cast your vote.



Behaviour Driven Development led by the QA team

It’s time for our monthly Agile meetup. The topic is about Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) led by the QA team.

Agile development is now the de facto standard for software, However, most Agile processes do not include QA or see it as a secondary process done after development. BDD, also called Specification by Example, has been around almost as long as Agile Development but has not seen much adoption in North America.

Robert McCabe has introduced BDD to several companies with a twist, having the QA team write the scenarios before the dev team starts. This process results in a more comprehensive test framework for the developers to work with, faster development and more robust code.

He will talk about the tools used, the processes that need to change and the roadblocks to making this change.

RSVP here.


Sponsorship Information

We are looking for sponsors for GOAT 2016. There are 5 categories with various spots per category.

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As a sponsor you will have access to a specialized and influential audience to:

● Increase your brand awareness

● Create product marketing opportunities

● Demonstrate your innovative management practices

● Create business opportunities

● Attract high quality talent

For further information, please contact the Gatineau / Ottawa Agile Tour 2016 Organizing

Committee at: sponsor at goagiletour dot ca

Prolongation de l’appel aux conférenciers pour la tournée agile de l’Outaouais (GOAT) 2016

Nous avons déjà reçu d’excellentes propositions de conférences pour GOAT 2016, merci à tous ceux qui ont pris le temps de les soumettre.

L’été s’est enfin installé, et quelle chaleur! Nous avons réalisé que, même si vous vouliezsoumettre une conférence, vous êtes probablement au chalet, au camping , en  vacances, ou simplement en train de profiter du beau temps.

Dans cet esprit, nous prolongeons la date limite pour les soumissions des conférenciers. La nouvelle date limite est le jeudi 15 Septembre 2016. Cela dit, n’attendez-pas jusqu’à ce que l’été soit terminé pour soumettre votre conférence et prenez connaissance des propositions que nous avons déjà reçues.

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Pour ceux qui ont déjà soumis leurs conférences, nous vous remercions sincèrement de les avoir fournies si rapidement – vous êtes super! Par ailleurs, si vous souhaitez mettre à jour votre soumission existante grâce à ce nouveau délai (ou soumettre des propositions supplémentaires) sentez vous libres de le faire, vous avez maintenant plus de temps.

Pour ceux qui n'ont pas encore soumis de proposition, les espaces disponibles pour les conférences du 21 novembre se remplissent rapidement et nous vous invitons à partager votre propre expérience agile pour ce qui sera la plus importante tournée agile de l’Outaouais à ce jour ! Vous pouvez soumettre votre proposition de conférence ici :

https://confengine.com/gatineau-ottawa- agile-tour- 2016

Je suis intéressé, mais quel type de séances dois-je proposer ?

Toutes sortes! Vous pourriez envisager de présenter une étude de cas ou un rapport sur votre expérience de mise en œuvre Lean ou Agile au sein de votre entreprise. Peut-être que vous avez pris part à un atelier que vous aimeriez partager avec d’autres? Ou peut-être que vous souhaitez simplement profiter de l'occasion pour partager vos connaissances sur un sujet Lean ou Agile en particulier? De toute façon, nous serons certainement ravis d’entendre ce que vous avez à offrir!

Proposez votre conférence dès maintenant!

https://confengine.com/gatineau-ottawa- agile-tour- 2016

Nous attendons vos propositions avec impatience…

Le comité organisateur de la tournée agile de l’Outaouais 2016

Extended Call for Speakers for the Gatineau Ottawa Agile Tour 2016

We have received some amazing speaker submissions for GOAT 2016, thank you to all who took the time to submit their proposals.

Summer is finally here, and what a hot one it is! We realize that although you want to submit your talk, you are most likely at the cottage, camping, on vacation and generally enjoying being outside.

With that in mind we are extending the deadline for speaker submissions. The new deadline is Thursday, September 15th, 2016. Having said that, don’t wait till the summer is over to submit your proposal, we have some great submissions so far, take a look.

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Topics submitted

For those who have already submitted your proposal, our sincere appreciation for getting them is so promptly — you guys rock! That said, if you would like to update your existing submission under this new deadline (or submit additional session proposals) please feel free to do so, you now have the time.

For those who haven’t yet submitted a proposal, the November 21st conference tracks are quickly coming together, and we invite you to share your Agile experience in what will be the biggest GOAT conference yet! You can submit your session proposal for the event here: https://confengine.com/gatineau-ottawa-agile-tour-2016

I’m interested but what type of sessions should I propose?
All kinds! You might consider presenting a case study or reporting on your experience implementing Lean or Agile within your business or workplace? Perhaps you’ve taken a workshop that you would like to share with others? Or perhaps you’d simply like to take the opportunity to share your knowledge on a particular Lean or Agile topic? Either way, we would definitely love to hear what you have to offer!

Submit your session proposal here now!

We look forward to your proposals!

Gatineau Ottawa Agile Tour 2016 Organizing Committee