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DrupalDelphia Conference 2018 Sessions on Friday April 27

The Agile Tracks at the DrupalDelphia Conference on FRIDAY April 27th

Tickets are $35

Tickets and other information is at 

This conference is the kickoff event for Philly Tech Week

Philly Tech Week #PTW18  is sponsored by the eZine 


AgilePhillly has teamed with for this spring conference.

This conference has 250 Drupal users from the east coast and is the kickoff event for Philly Tech Week.  The DrupalDelphia conference consists of multiple tracks, including:

2 rooms of Agile Topics & 5 rooms of Drupal

and other topics like DEVOPS, Cyber Security, JavaScript, UX and Accessibility for good measure


The location is Hussian College of Art at 15th and Spring Garden which shares space with Comm College of Phila and Harrisburg Univ, Phila Campus, with parking and easy public transportation - Suburban Station then 2nd stop on the Broad Street Subway. ( The only student activity are two labs on Friday, and the campuses are evening classes, and it is a Friday, so yes, we have lots of space for the conference.)


You Tube Videos taken at the conference are here.


Presenter's Slides are here


part of  #PTW18

Tickets at 


Speakers and Focus of Topics 

As for our audience of mostly Drupal Content CMS System workers & developers, new to Agile and new to AgilePhilly, I think our emphasis will be concentrating on LEAN and KANBAN and FLOW OF WORK and less so SCRUM.


Session Schedule on Friday April 27th

Session Grid for the AgilePhilly Spring Conference

concentrating on KANBAN & LEAN TOPICS


This is a joint conference at

            FRIDAY April 27th

            Hussian College of Art

            15th and Spring Garden ( Suburban Stn & one stop on Broad Street Line

            Plenty of Parking



  • Tickets are $35
  • And we are trying to get an early headcount for the lunch on Friday
  • Latecomers may not be guaranteed a catered lunch 
  • Tickets will also be on sale the day of the conference
  •  The SESSION GRID of subjects and times is now released. 
  • Timeslots of the Sessions have changed slightly.


The DrupalDelphia conference consists of multiple tracks, including:

2 rooms of Agile Topics & 6 rooms of Drupal

and other topics like DEVOPS, Cyber Security, JavaScript, UX and Accessibility for good measure




The sessions that AgilePhilly members will be interested in are:


Session            Times       Approx Headcounts after the Conference


( 0 ) Check-in

7:00 - 8:00 am Exhibitor Registration & Organizer Setup

8:00 (ongoing) General Attendee Registration/Check-in Opens, Coffee/Water Available


( 0 ) 8:40 – 9:55 am


Preston So, Director of Research and Innovation, Acquia

Marcus Iannozzi, Founder and Principal of Message Agency

Peter Brooks, Director of Career Services and Admissions, Hussian College

Joel Chew of AgilePhilly, PMO Service Delivery Manager for Lean Software, Thomson Reuters.

The business focus of Thomson Reuters is to provide value and deliver enterprise software solutions to customers for their legal systems. He serves with 11 direct reports and more than 150 team members. He has extensive experiences utilizing agile and lean in new software product development, enterprise software implementation, and software release management – and is passionate about leveraging agile and lean practices to help businesses deliver maximum value and, as a result, achieving sustainable competitive advantage.

( 1 ) 10:00 – 11:00 am

5 Core Principles of Kanban Charlie Villare  16

Longer is Less, Tackling Delays Michiko Quinones  9


( 2 ) 11:20 -12:20 Noon

Don’t let the Security folks Slow down your DevOps pipeline Vana Khurana  3

Scaling the Agile Transition Wall Kimberly Davis  19


( 3 ) 1:25 - 2:25 pm

Agile Games: Using Simple Play to Generate Lasting Insights Mark Dodge and Vaibhav Gandhi  14

My accidental Experiment with Modern Agile - Dean Chanter

BDD with Behat -  A Czietlow


( 4 ) , 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Beyond Verification: Using Agile Testing to Drive Business Results David Bulkin  ??

The Traffic Fallacy -  S Eddings


( 5 ) , 3:45 -4:45 pm

Panel Discussion - Applying Agile to Business Contracts  15

After a short introduction by Mike Harris of the Premios Group, the panel will discuss "Agile Contracts"

Abstract: Yes, Agile Contracts are possible and are quite desirable.  There are methods to construct contracts to achieve outcomes using 3rd party resources in an Agile manner.  This is true for all cost-benefit evaluations, something that everyone on the team should appreciate.



The Panel will consist of

  • Mike Harris of PremiosGroup will set the mood discussing ways to Measure Business Value in a CMS Environment ( 20 minutes )

Mike Harris brings 30 years of broad management experience in the IT field, including the areas of R&D, production, business, and academia. He is an internationally recognized author and speaker on Value Visualization of IT, and is a thought leader in the international software development industry.

He is the President, CEO of Premios Group, and was CEO of DCG Software Value of Malvern PA.

  • At FIS, Mr. Harris led Channels Development and Operations Services within the Leveraged Products Development Group.
  • At Sanchez Computer Assoc, President of the Banking Solutions Division achieving CMMI Level 3 in 15 months
  • At MasterCard International, Senior Vice President and Head of the Global Chip Card Group .
  • BS University of Southampton, England ; MS Coventry University, England. He is a Chartered Engineer, a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET: UK), a member of the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE; USA), a member of the Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group (GPSEG), and a member of Vistage. He is a Certified IT-CMF Associate, a Certified Scrum Master and a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Program Consultant 4.0 (SPC4).

 Our Panel Discussion will then dig even deeper, with the following experts

      • David Bulkin, ( Grow-Lean LLC ) Internationally known trainer, consultant, coach and speaker, adding his views of Working to Discover Business Value
      • Chris Urban, ( Acquia) a Drupal Guru, Programmer and Project Leader will have insights into CMS construction
      • Paul Eisenberg, ( RSI Content Solutions ) has pioneered LEAN techniques in the Publishing industry, working with Authors, Publishers, Content Providers and Staff to streamline workflows 

Then on Friday Evening, there is a party to kick off Philly Tech Week, 5 pm – 10 pm , $10 for Tee Shirts.  I am not sure of the actual price.  Maybe just a cash bar ? 

Location is  Schmidt’s Commons , 1001 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123 · Philadelphia, PA



On Saturday 04/28, there is a Hackathon for Makers, concentrating on Accessibility. You can join Occupational Therapists, Adaptive Tech Professionals, and Tech Experts to help solve real-world problems encountered by disabled residents of Inglis House.

Accessibility Hackathon at NextFab in South Philly, 2025 Washingtown Ave

Saturday, April 28th anytime between 11am-10pm

Cost $35


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