We are a week away from the opening ceremony of The Agile20Reflect Festival. This will be a truly international affair and we have over 400 events which you can book for free here. The opening Ceremony will be a community wide event and it will be led by the Festivals’ regional teams. It will be themed for Ubuntu the great African idea of Human connectedness. Link here to get your seat at the opening ceremony.
Reverend Desmond Tutu, the highly respected South African leader, explains Ubuntu like this: “A person is a person through other persons.
“None of us comes into the world fully formed. We would not know how to think, or walk, or speak, or behave as human beings unless we learned it from other human beings.
“We need other human beings in order to be human. A person with Ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good. This is based on a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished.
“Ubuntu speaks particularly about the fact that you can’t exist as a human being in isolation. It speaks about our interconnectedness, you can’t be human all by yourself, and when you have this quality – ubuntu – you are known of your generosity.”
We thought that as we open this festival of Agile and the Agile community Ubuntu expresses and emphasis our interconnectedness. This underlines the Festival’s vision of bringing people together across the Agile Community. When we conceived the festival, we thought of the three Ghosts of Dickens Novel. Past, Present and Future and we based our thinking in Retrospective of Scrooge’s Life. Now there was a man that found the meaning of Ubuntu!! I hope our community can as well.
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Scott Seivwright, Chief Pirate
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