So yesterday I went to OKC to present on Agile Development in Microsoft .NET. I spoke at a noon and an evening session, which is a fun way to do things. You get to refine your presentation for the second delivery. Today I'm supposed to be flying to Toronto for the Agile 2008 conference. I was really looking forward to being there today and tomorrow to staff the Improving booth and attend some sessions. But, "The best laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft agley." I missed my first flight out, the second one was canceled (probably to save on costs) and the third and final flight is now suspended due to maintenance issues. If I have to fly up tomorrow instead, I'll be missing have of the 3rd day and therefore one half of the full conference. It's probably not worth the trip, at that point.
Another thing that made me really want to go is that I've been nominated for the board of the Agile Alliance. The board had a meeting yesterday, are taking votes today, and are announcing the election winners tomorrow. I was expecting to be there for the announcements and hoping to win a seat so I can further my mission of bring Agile methods to traditionally non-agile corporate developers using Microsoft technologies. If you're a member, go vote for me!
Well, they just announced that they have a plane for us, so I'm off to another terminal. Wish me luck!