About Us

The Calgary Agile Methods User Group (CAMUG) meets the first THURSDAY of every month at the Innovate Calgary. CAMUG provides a focal point for the use of agile methods in software development organizations in Calgary. Our members include software developers, managers, business professionals, researchers, students, and people from all walks of life.

The group has a local focus and our meetings promote networking within Calgary's agile community. We encourage members to ask questions, to offer to speak, to propose alternative meeting styles, and to participate fully. Each meeting starts with a half-hour "meet and greet" session where members can socialize and have fun. This is followed by a one hour talk by a distinguished guest.

History:
CAMUG was founded in 2002 by Dr. Frank Maurer and Dr. Grigori Melnik at the University of Calgary. Since then it has grown to be Calgary's largest technology user group as well as the longest running. Topics that have been presented in this user group include: Agile software development, Extreme programming (XP), Lean software development, Kanban method, Lean startup, and many industry experience presentations and lessons learnt presentations. View some of our past events listed on our Meetup group.

Current Leadership Team

Luu Duong
Luu is passionate about current and emergent approaches that aim to advance the software development industry, particularly through lean and agile software methodologies and organizational change. He holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Calgary and is also a Certified Scrum Master and Professional. He is a leader in the local software development community, moderating the Calgary Agile Methods User Group for the past 5 years. Luu is an agile methodology expert and takes great pride in sharing the teachings behind how to iteratively deliver high quality, usable software that exceeds customer expectations in a continuously improving process.

Jonathan Hyatt
Jonathan first started practicing Agile in 2000 while working for a security start-up. Since then, he has worked as an independent technology consultant using a variety of Agile methodologies for software development. He has a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Calgary, is a Certified Scrum Master, a PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner), a Certified Agile Coach and holds a Certificate in Project Management from MRU. He enjoys cross-country & downhill mountain biking, snowboarding, mountaineering as well as technology.

Henry Maphosa
Henry works in security and governance, helping development teams meet security requirements of their stakeholders.

Brock Argue
Brock is an enterprise-level coach guiding agile strategy and coaching senior leaders and agile teams across many industries. He specializes in bridging the gap between business and IT leadership. Drawing from many different disciplines, his style of facilitation creates an environment for high-performing organizations to emerge. Brock is a Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) through the Scrum Alliance and is highly involved in the local and global Agile community.