Saturday, December 8, 2007

XTC-BOSTON - January 3, 2008

The December meeting ended up being only a couple of us regulars from Cyrus, but it was a pleasant evening nonetheless. Probably everyone else was busy shopping...

Kinsale's was convenient for those of us that did make it, so we may continue with downtown pubs for a bit.

The next meeting will be:
  • Thursday, January 3rd from 6:30pm
  • Coogan's, 171 Milk St, Boston
Coogan's is at the corner of Milk and India, across the street from the custom house. The Cyrus team has been there once and liked it, but it wasn't a Thursday evening, so we'll see what that's like.

Join us to continue the over-indulgence of the season while talking about agile software development.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

XTC Boston is now a MeetUp group

We've formed a MeetUp Group and announced the December meeting there.

This group is being formed to help us get the word out to others interested in joining.

We'll continue putting meeting notices here of course, but registering with meetup and joining the group there may have advantages. For example, includes an email list associated with the group. If event notices don't automatically go to this list, we could certainly start posting notices there as well.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

XTC-BOSTON - December 6, 2007

eXtreme Tuesday Becomes eXtreme Thursday

Our last get-together was a lively discussion about bringing agile methods to non-agile teams. At the end of the evening we also discussed the day we meet, the frequency, and the venue:
  • Tuesdays seem to compete with too many other gatherings.
  • Twice a month seems to be too often.
  • The Cambridge Brewing Co. is getting noisier and is having more trouble accommodating us. It's also full of people who look like they may be us, making it more difficult for new people to find us.
So we're going to try some changes:
  • The eXtreme Tuesday Club is becoming the eXtreme Thursday Club. (This has the added advantage that we don't have to change our URL.)
  • We're going to try meeting once a month, on the first Thursday of the month.
  • We're looking for alternative places to meet. In December we're going to try Kinsale in central Boston.
That means that there will be no meeting the third week of November. The next meeting will be:
In other news, I will be headed back to New York at the beginning of December, so I won't be attending this or most subsequent meetings. I'll be thinking of you while I'm having beers at XTC-NYC though. Enjoy yourselves!


Friday, November 2, 2007

XTC-BOSTON - November 6, 2007

Join us at the Cambridge Brewing Company for another eXtreme Tuesday this coming Tuesday evening at 6:30pm. If you don't know anyone yet, have a look at the sidebar on this page; you're sure to recognize at least one of us there on Tuesday night.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

XTC-BOSTON - October 16, 2007

The Oct. 2 get-together was attended by a lively group of 12; among other items of interest was a prototype of the $100 laptop. (Thanks, Mitch!)

Hundred Dollar Laptop

We're going to continue meeting at the Cambridge Brewing Co. owing to its convenient location and convivial atmosphere (especially that the music doesn't drown out the conversation). The next Boston eXtreme Tuesday will be on Tuesday, Oct. 16 starting at 6:30pm.

It wasn't too difficult for the new folks to find us, but I'll try adding pictures of some of us regulars before the next meeting.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

XTC-BOSTON - October 2, 2007

We've decided to stay at the Cambridge Brewing Company for the next get-together. We're looking for alternatives, so if you know of a hospitable place that is relatively central, reasonably accessible via T, but also with convenient parking, please post a comment with your suggestion.

The next Boston eXtreme Tuesday will be on Tuesday, Oct. 2 starting at 6:30pm. Feel free to add a comment if you plan to come!

We discovered at the last meeting that asking people to look for a likely bunch of geeks in Cambridge didn't do much to distinguish us from everybody else. I'll try to post photos soon so you can recognize some of us, but you can always look for people (or at least one person) wearing Cyrus Innovation shirts.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

XTC-BOSTON - Sept 18, 2007

The inaugural Boston eXtreme Tuesday will be at the Cambridge Brewing Company, Kendall Square on Tuesday, Sept. 18 starting at 6:30pm. Please add a comment if you plan to come!

If you want to find us and don't know what any of us look like then (a) look for a likely bunch of geeks and ask "Are you extreme?" or (b) look for people wearing Cyrus Innovation shirts.

Extreme Tuesday - Boston Edition

Welcome to the XTC-BOSTON blog!

This blog will be hosting announcements for Boston eXtreme Tuesday meetups. The idea is someone will announce the next meetup, and then people can comment to say whether they will be coming, and any possible discussions they might be interested in having.


The original eXtreme Tuesday Club is a weekly gathering of eXtreme Programming practitioners that has taken place in London for 8 years or so. It has provided a great community for like-minded software developers, managers and coaches to get together in a very informal way to discuss the ups and downs of using XP and other agile Software Development methods on a wide variety of projects in all sorts of organisations.

When Mike Roberts moved to New York City, he missed the informality / beer / random banter of London's XTC and decided to kick off a similar event there in January 2007. Among other attendees were developers from New York's Cyrus Innovation. Now that Cyrus has established an office in Boston, its XP developers are looking for a place to quaff tankards of ale once again with other agile aficionados. Hence, XP Boston.

(Thanks to Mike for providing the idea, the New York implementation, and the source blog material from which I cribbed freely.)