112 Nessians travelled from Kosice to sunny San Diego

The 5th edition of planning event called ART PIPE (Agile Release Training Program Increment Planning Event) was held in California. The whole event was attended by 250 people in total. The event was added with interesting presentations of various topics related to software development.

ART PIPE was also the opportunity for various teambuilding activities such as golf, football, Game night or BBQ party.

Nessians from Kosice took also some trips during the weekends. San Diego, wonderful Californian beaches (Coronado, Solana Beach, La Jolla), Las Vegas, San Francisco, camping in Sekvoja National Park or trip to Grand Canyon – these are just a few examples of their favorite destinations.

 Vladimír H., Scrum Master Lead, Ness KDC: “During the 4-days long Solar Turbines Agile Release Training Program Increment Planning Event in sunny California, more than 100 Nessians could meet and work with their colleagues from Solar Turbines. Precise planning will help them to coordinate their activities during forthcoming 4 months cycle. I enjoyed also Keynote Speaker presentation related to current trends in the area of software development.”

Arlene T. Paraiso, Office Manager and Event Lead, Solar Turbines: “I’ve been working for Solar Turbines since April 2018 and attended my first ARTPIPE in Kosice, Slovakia; May 2018. Planning for ARTPIPE 5 was a bit delayed but in 6 weeks, with a team of 16 people from 3 different countries working together to serve 260 attendees we were able to pull off the biggest ARTPIPE ever.  For ARTPIPE 5 we added an ‘All Hands’ day where we had several keynote speakers, hailing from Caterpillar, Adolus and Google.  All in all, it was a good production.”

Marco E. Leon, Digital Product Development Manager, Solar Turbines: “ARTPIPE 5 was an incredible event.  It was our largest to date and included three distinguished guest speakers.  We are definitely stepping up our game.  It was amazing to see the collaboration and focused planning that was accomplished by our three agile release trains.  These events represent a large investment in our team and our ability to deliver for our Customers.”