Pictures from qCon San Francisco 2009

Two weeks ago, the LeanKit Kanban team went on the road for the first time. We packed up our touch-screen and and big monitors and headed out to San Francisco, for qCon San Franscisco 2009.

Stephen Setting up the Booth

Stephen Setting up the Booth

The entire experience was a rip-roaring success. First we got to meet some of the leaders in the Kanban community, and even got to spend some quality time talking to them in between sessions.

Stephen and Dan meeting Henrik Kniberg and Janice Linden-Reed

Stephen and Dan meeting Henrik Kniberg and Janice Linden-Reed

We gave lots and lots and lots of demos, and the touch-screen was very popular. One guy brought a colleague of his back and basically gave the demo himself, and another attendee told us he stepped out of a session he was in to come see us…because the crowd was too big in between sessions for him to get a good look.

Using the touchscreen

Using the touchscreen

And along the way, we even got to meet some of of “heroes”, like Eric Evans, Martin Fowler, and Douglas Crockford.

Chris and Dan chatting with Eric Evans

Chris and Dan chatting with Eric Evans

The wonderful folks at qCon even let us keep the banner you see in the background. Thanks to Floyd, Roxanne, Geeta and all the other folks at InfoQ and Trifork that helped make the experience such a great one for us. We’ll definitely be back.

Chris Hefley

Chris Hefley is a co-founder of LeanKit. After years of coping with “broken” project management systems in software development, Chris helped build LeanKit as a way for teams to become more effective. He believes in building software and systems that make people’s lives better and transform their relationship with work. In 2011, he was nominated for the Lean Systems Society’s Brickell Key Award. Follow Chris on Twitter @indomitablehef.