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Downtown Software-as-a-Craft Sept 30

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Downtown Software-as-a-Craft Sept 30

Time: September 30, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: PromptWorks
Street: 1211 Chestnut Street Suite 400
City/Town: Phila
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Event Type: downtown, bonnie, grou, pdynamics
Organized By: John Voris, Lead Coordinator
Latest Activity: Sep 24, 2014

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Hey, Philly  Bucks County and Jersey people !

A meeting of the Software-as-a Craft Group that meets in Downtown Philly will be having a meeting on Tuesday, Sept 30th. 


AgilePhilly's own Bonnie Aumann will be discussing the interesting confluence of tension in a group setting.


- When: Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 6:00pm to 9:00pm
- Where: PromptWorks - 1211 Chestnut Street Suite 400 , Philadelphia, PA
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Creative Tension, Pull Systems & Swing Dancing -with Bonnie Aumann

Creative Tension in product development: "The gap between vision and current reality is also a source of energy. If there were no gap, there would be no need for any action to move towards the vision. We call this gap creative tension." Peter Senge of The Fifth Discipline 

Creative tension in swing dance: the pressure needed to be in clear non-verbal communication with your partner 

There is a sign-posting deck for an interactive workshop where participants experience the power and delight that this tension can inspire in teams of people working together toward a common cause. 

The context for this was at Agile 2014, a group of spiffy people met up for a whiskey tasting. At some point Arlo Belshee (@arlobelshee) declared that he'd always wanted to learn to swing dance. Corey Innis (@coreyti) offered to help teach. Marc Johnson (@marcjohnson) and I (@bonniea) looked on with kind amusement as they both tried to lead and then magic happened.

6:00 pm - Food + Discussion

6:30 pm - Main Speaker: Bonnie Aumann

7:30 pm - Kata: Please bring your laptop!


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