The Snowbird Collaboratory is the home of Agile practitioners experienced in satisfying the needs of their organisations using Agile software development values, principles and practices. It exists to meet the needs of this ‘community of thinkers’*.

A Collaboratory is a technology-supported “networked organizational form that also includes social processes; collaboration techniques; formal and informal communication; and agreement on norms, principles, values, and rules” (Cogburn, 2003, p. 86).

Membership is by nomination: each member has been nominated and seconded by other members, who affirm that they have the requisite five years of pertinent experience. Some members volunteer as administrators to manage the membership list and this site.

Members abide by a simple code of conduct, which boils down to “Don’t do things you would be ashamed of, and which will embarrass other members by association.” This code of conduct is developed by members and administered by The Spanish Inquisition.

* We honour Jean Tabaka, who wrote about the idea of “a community of thinkers” together with Liz Keogh and Eric Willike in 2013.