The original eXtreme Tuesday Club (XTC) 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.
I got a lot out of London’s XTC when I lived there. Even though I wasn’t a ‘regular’ I still found it a great place to pop along to every now and then when I was in the mood. I miss the informality / beer / random banter that it provided so I’ve decided to kick off a similar event here in New York City. I’m not sure if the US / UK cultures are aligned enough that it will work, but you don’t know if you don’t try.
For now, XTC-NYC will be every first and third Tuesday of the month, starting on January 16th at the Heartland Brewery, Union Square. I expect the first 3 months or so will be a little bit of an inception phase (my little joke…) as we settle on a venue that works well.
For more info, and to keep track of future events, go to http://xtcnyc.blogspot.com/ .
I look forward to seeing anyone who can come on the 16th!