The Agile in the Ether conference

Friday 17th May 2019
10am3pm UTC (11am BST) (check your local time)
in the Ether

An agile conference that you can attend from home, that creates connections with people in different parts of the world. With a mix of presented talks, a chance to discuss topics you are interested in with fellow participants and plenty of breaks and energisers to keep you going.

Tickets will be £40 each, they will go on sale on
Tuesday 26th March at 10 am (UTC/GMT) Check your local time

Tickets are strictly limited to 25 people by the remote technology, set a reminder to make sure you get yours!

Our speakers

Aino Vonge Corry

About Aino
Aino is a teacher, a technical conference editor and retrospectives facilitator. She holds a masters degree and a ph.d. in computer science. She has 12 years of experience with design patterns in software development, 10+ years of experience facilitating retrospectives, and 20 years experience in teaching in academia and industry.

She also teaches how to teach Computer Science to teachers, and thus lives up to the name of her company; Metadeveloper. In her spare time, she sings, and tries to learn something new every day.

Abisọla Fátókun

About Abisọla
Abisọla is an independent agile coach who loves to work with large organisations starting their journeys towards adopting an agile mindset. The user centred approach to service delivery is one that he especially promotes.

Apart from the coaching he does in the UK, Abisọla also takes a keen interest in the tech scene in his country of origin, Nigeria, where he co-founded an oil and gas analytics business and also has invested in a number of early stage startups.

He invests a lot of time with digital leaders, helping them to build and foster high-performing teams, and is convinced that diverse teams make the best products.

Tessa Cooper

About Tess

Tess is a People Consultant who empowers diverse teams to create an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive.

Tess previously spent many years working in product development teams at the Guardian, Comic Relief, and FutureLearn, where she eventually became Director of People and Culture due to her passion for building great teams and supporting them to be the best they can be!

She also runs Collaborative Future, a venture that combines her people and product experience with the aim of bringing diverse groups together to collaborate on ideas and solutions for creating a more equitable society.

Your host, Emily Webber

Emily Webber

About Emily:
Emily is a London-based independent Agile and digital delivery consultant, coach, trainer and speaker. Her focus is on connecting people, effective teams, skills and capability and creating the right environment for awesome delivery.

She is a regular keynote speaker, blogger (at emilywebber.co.uk) and event organiser. Emily set up Agile in Leeds, Agile on the Bench and Agile in the Ether, among others. Her experiences on the event circuit prompted her to create the Diversity Charter.

Emily will be:
Keeping things on track, facilitating during the conference, keeping you informed and keeping you energised.

Where is it?

The conference will happen online over video (we use zoom), which means it is wherever you are. You don’t need a zoom account, but you will need to install the software.

Zoom has built-in accessibility features if you want to discuss your accessibility needs, please get in touch..

What you need to take part

  • a comfy spot to spend 5 hours (dialling in from home is best)
  • a computer you can install zoom on
  • decent internet connection to cope with a video call
  • a webcam and microphone so everyone can see and hear you
  • quiet space and headphones so you can hear everyone
  • some lunch, liquid and snacks to keep your brain and body fed
  • a desire to learn and take part

The timetable

The conference will run from 10 am – 3 pm, expect to be there for the whole thing. There will be a mix of speakers, breakout rooms and energisers with lots of breaks. Full timetable to be announced.

Agile in the Ether is

Supported by Tacit London