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Code Freeze 2010: Redesigning Agility

Date of Event: 
Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
McNamara Alumni Center (University of Minnesota)

The University of Minnesota's Software Engineering Center brings you the 5th annual CodeFreeze conference open to all software engineering professionals. This year's program chair is David Hussman of DevJam and his program promises to be a lively affair.

Code Freeze 2010 focuses on the overlap and overlay of design and development. In particular, the conference sessions will discuss ways to incorporate design thinking and practices into the delivery vehicles provided by agile methods. The conference is a combination of talks, workshops, and a panel session where the speakers will field audience questions. Participants will be challenged to rethink the boundaries of design and development and all questions and suggestion will be welcomed.

The one day conference will start with two presentations guaranteed to spark conversations which will spill in to the midday workshops. The workshops will allow designers to gain firsthand experience with agile practices and developers (and other agilists) to take part in design thinking and design practices.

If you are interested in providing a workshop, we are looking for one hour, highly interactive workshops with several exercises. To submit your workshop, please send the following to David Hussman (

  • title
  • topic
  • short description of what the attendees will take away
  • format
  • materials needed (e.g. Projector)

After the workshops, there will be two more presentations followed by a moderated discussion.

If you are looking to learn how agile methods and design thinking can help us create products which are wildly valuable to people, show up ready to ask your questions, share your experiences, and be ready to rethink design, development and agile methods.

Thursday, January 7
8:00am - 5:00pm
University of Minnesota's McNamara Alumni Center (200 Oak St. SE.)

We hope to see you there!

David Hussman
CodeFreeze 2010 Program Chair
DevJam (

Mats Heimdahl
Director, University of Minnesota Software Engineering Center