« Back to Agile Australia in MELBOURNE on 20-21 JUNE 2016

Thanks to all the students and educators who came along to Activate Agile 2016! Special thanks to the speakers who presented but also stuck around for a real roasting Q&A session to close afternoon!

You can see some great snapshots from the event here.

Are you a student looking for a career in tech? Are you a teacher looking to learn more about Agile and how the tech world works? Join us at Activate Agile, a punchy afternoon for highschool and uni students; teachers, lecturers, and tutors; about how tech teams work in real businesses like SEEK, realestate.com.au and Envato.

‘Agile’ is an approach to creating software and technology used by the best companies in Australia. It’s how coders, designers, analysts, team leaders and their customers work together to create killer products really fast.

Activate Agile is part of Agile Australia 2016 which brings together over 1,000 software developers, user experience designers, business analysts, and even companies - from big names like Australia Post, IBM, NAB, AMP to disruptive companies such as Atlassian, 99designs, RedBubble and Aconex. Activate Agile gives you the chance to meet the people who make up these amazing, innovative companies and pick the brains of superstars who create tech solutions every day.

If your dream job is to make the world a better place using technology, or you’re mentoring young minds with this dream, Activate Agile is the event for you. Discover what Agile organisations are really like, and how Agile is applied in the real world, in an engaging, fun and inspiring way.

Download the flyer and get the word out!

You will:
  • Understand how tech works at great companies
  • Discover how to use Agile to succeed at school or uni
  • Find out what it’s like inside real tech jobs: pairing, standups, sprints, the role of customers and iterations
  • Meet Australia’s greatest techies and learn from their experience

This dynamic session includes FREE* entry for students and teachers, heaps of giveaways, afternoon tea AND time to mingle with and meet the multi-disciplinary teams working in Melbourne’s most successful companies.

Learn from technology superstars including:
Dean Cornish Photo

Dean Cornish
Corporate Troublemaker

Jo Cranford Photo

Jo Cranford
Lead Developer, Culture Amp

Megan Dell Photo

Megan Dell
Head of UX, 99designs

Stephen-Dodd Photo

Stephen Dodd
IT Grad, realestate.com.au

Peter Halacsy Photo

Peter Halacsy
CTO and Co-Founder, Prezi

Steve Lawrence Photo

Steve Lawrence
Slice Consulting

Erin McManus Photo

Erin McManus
Agile Coach, Envato

Fabiano Morais Photo

Fabiano Morais
Agile Coach, Envato

Milly Rowett Photo

Milly Rowett
IT Graduate, REA Group

Victoria Schiffer Photo

Victoria Schiffer
Agile Coach, SEEK

Ted Tencza Photo

Ted Tencza
Head of Technology and Design, Finder.com.au

Richard-Weissel Photo

Richard Weissel
Senior Developer, realestate.com.au






Why we need Agile Ted Tencza - Head of Technology and Design, Finder.com.au
The problems that Agile solves and why Ted will never go back to ‘Waterfall’.


Being Agile Steve Lawrence, Slice Consulting; Victoria Schiffer - Agile Coach, SEEK
The mindset and practices behind awesome software.


My day Dean Cornish; Jo Cranford - Lead Developer, Culture AMP; Megan Dell - Head of UX, 99designs; Stephen Dodd - IT Grad, realestate.com.au; Millie Rowett - IT Grad, Realestate.com.au; Mei Brough-Smith, IT Grad, realestate.com.au; Richard Weissel - Senior Developer, realestate.com.au;
Great products are created by great teams. What is the role of each person in the team? Have a peek into a day in the life of an Agile team.


You had one job! Erin McManus and Fabiano Morias - Agile Coaches, Envato
Using the Agile technique ‘Kanban’ to get more done - in the office or classroom!




Q+A with Peter Halacsy - Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer, Prezi
Inspiring technology pioneer Peter Halacsy answers your questions about how to build world-changing tech.


Roast the speakers
Over to you! Don’t leave Activate Agile without asking our speakers everything you wanted to know about working in a great tech company.



Monday 20 June 2016, 2.00pm - 4.45pm
Melbourne Convention Centre
What are you waiting for? If you're a full-time student or teacher, RSVP online for free!* Student ID required on the day
Parents and guardians are of course welcome to accompany the student.
Not a student or teacher? Cost: $150 (incl GST)

Agile Australia 2016 delegates receive Activate Agile entry included in their conference registration.