During 2017 and 2018 I got several interesting references at events like Scale Summit and pipelineconf about an interesting event in the south-west of England about lean, agile and continuous delivery that got my attention. I decided that I could not miss it in 2019.
2019 edition of Agile On The Beach was the 9th one. The event has gain a good reputation among agilists for being a good mix of great content and relaxed atmosphere in a beautiful environment. This is not surprising for somebody coming from the Open Source space but is not a so common combination within the lean/agile/CD world.
I bought the tickets and reserved the accommodation on time (months before the event). As you know, I started in MBition in June. My employer was kind enough to make it easy for me to attend. So on July 10th I headed to Falmouth, Cornwall, UK to participate in Agile On The Beach during the following two days, coming back to Málaga on Saturday July 13th.
I liked the event. I felt like home. Like if I was at Akademy, for instance. There were some outstanding talks, a great atmosphere, talented and experienced attendees, reputed speakers, good organization and nice social activities. Yes, the trip to get there was long but I had no delays in any of the several planes and trains I had to take (who said British trains are awful?) which allowed me to invest a few hours working on each way.
The videos has not been published yet. I will add as comments those I recommend you to check.
Next year the event celebrates the 10th edition. They promised to do something special. If you are in the UK or are willing to invest several hours traveling to a good Lean/Agile/CD event, Agile On The Beach is a great one. But stay tuned, the number of tickets is limited and they are gone several months before the event starts.