I love agile. I've adapted it into my development and never looked back.
If there is agile, why is there ALT.NET?
The development environment of many institutions is molded to the vision of software provided by people with no insight.
Pushing irrelevant solutions and deadlines.
Traveling a rote technology line.
Where does that leave the rest of us?
We go with the flow.
We find a place that embraces agile.
We work to change our environment.
It takes a great deal of energy to foster change in your environment.
It takes time, effort, trust and many other qualities that make going with the flow look better and better as time goes by.
You are not alone.
Your company software policies were not created by your company.
They are the practices of the community.
A community that conforms to business and technology providers' desires and not the interest of creating the best solutions.
What is ALT.NET? It is a community that will not conform to these principles. It is a group that is working together to foster change beyond our individual environments.
What is the ALT.NET Open Space? It is for people who want change. It is for people who want to share. It is for people who want to learn.
Everyone will be someone who wants to do something for the community. They will come with something they know and leave with something to share.