Here are the rules for dojo registration. It is long but if you want to participate in the dojo on Friday please read it carefully.
During ABE registration you told us whether you are interested in LeanAgile Dojo on October 18th. Some said “Yes“, some said “No“, some said “Sorry – sold out“. We blocked Dojo registration after 170 people due to lack of rooms and trainers. Further on all registrations with “Sorry – sold out” option are treated as registrations with “No” option.
Around two weeks ago everybody in the “Yes” camp was asked to tell us which four workshops they prefer so that we could optimize the registrations. We got 100 answers out of which 85 were valid – 15 were made by people who either have not paid for the tickets (at that time) or who were not in the “Yes” group. This form was available for a week.
Taking 85 workshop preferences we made some spreadsheet magic and calculated the optimum solution that maximizes your value. We also took into consideration the order in which you registered. The final value of our spreadsheet magic is 1,650,320. Out of 85 people we were able to satisfy 76 morning preferences and 79 afternoon preferences, all remaining people were registered to their secondary preference. There’s only one person registered to both secondary preferences. So far so good.
Thanks to Jakub Nabrdalik from TouK, who is also one of the trainers at ABE13 we created simple web app that we will use for the rest of the registration process. The app is available at dojo.agilebyexample.com. At the moment you can check the current status of our workshops (how many free slots are available). And if you are one of the 85 people who said Yes during registration to ABE and participated in voting for preferences you can use email you provided to check which workshops are you registered to. Please do so.
Everybody else won’t be able to login to the system (though you can still check the availability of workshops on the main page). If you see the cat it is not a bug, it means you either didn’t buy ticket with dojo or you did not fill the preference form.
On Monday, October 14th, at 12:00 everybody who registered for Dojo during ABE registration (said Yes when buying the ticket) will be unlocked. You will be able to register to any workshop that is still available. Please do so, as I think we closed registration for Dojo a little bit too late (170 registered and we have 165 slots available for morning workshop session). Although I know that some people who said Yes will not be going, so it should be ok. But do not hestiate with this registration.
Finally, during the first day of the conference on Wednesday, October 16th, we will announce that all ABE participants can join workshops, depending on their availability. It will be announced after one of the sessions, so better be in the main conference room.
Please remember that this app has been prepared in very short time, so expect some exceptions in the edge cases. In case the major usecases don’t work please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, due to no security in the application it is not possible to unregister from a workshop – choose wisely.