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Agile Velocity guides technology organizations to build software faster, leading to better outcomes and with the quality to last. Based in Austin, Texas, we provide Agile / Scrum Training, Technical Practices Guidance and High-End Technology Staffing Solutions. Our coaches will guide you through your Agile Transformation with a blend of teaching, guidance, facilitation, and support.


NetSpend Corporation is a leading provider of reloadable prepaid debit cards and related financial services to underbanked consumers in the United States. We serve the estimated 60 million underbanked consumers who do not have a traditional bank account or who rely on alternative financial services. Our mission is to provide products and services that empower consumers with the convenience, security and freedom to be self-banked.


New Iron specializes in software-niche recruiting, but we do more than that. We have technical depth in the positions we are recruiting for and have an eye for software talent. We coach developers on unit testing and design, and help companies improve developer interviews and build an awesome team. "From Vendor To Partner" means that your success is our success.
Growth Acceleration Partners (GAP) is a full-service software development company based in Austin, TX, with near-shore development resources in Costa Rica. Using an Agile Scrum methodology, GAP’s skill spans Java, Ruby and .NET in services ranging from design, development and QA. GAP’s strategic, business-driven approach has helped over 225 clients profitably grow their business with mobile and web apps that delight customers.
Become part of something bigger than you alone. With over 300,000 members world-wide, Scrum Alliance brings you together with like-minded people who are passionate about Scrum and who dream, explore – and live – project management brilliance every day. A nonprofit professional organization, we provide advocacy, community, and education to support this movement, equip our members, and help them succeed with Scrum in software development and beyond. Come sprint with us! Join the Largest Scrum Community for FREE!
AgileCraft, based in Austin TX, is the only Agile Management Solution on the market designed from the top down to support Scaled Agile at the team, program, and portfolio levels. This framework is built into AgileCraft and requires no additional customization. Also our team level solution is best of class but we do realize that some teams have already invested in tools. We say no problem! AgileCraft simply integrates with your tools to provide enterprise program and portfolio management.
VersionOne is a recognized leader and visionary in ALM solutions, helping companies envision and deliver great software. Today more than 50,000 teams, including over 35 of the Fortune 100, use VersionOne to scale their agile initiatives faster, easier, and smarter. VersionOne customers get the best software tools backed by the pioneers in agile project and lifecycle management. VersionOne has offices in Atlanta, GA and Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Agile Made Easier @VersionOne.com
Rally Software is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for managing Agile software development. The Rally Agile application lifecycle management (ALM) platform transforms the way organizations manage the software development lifecycle by closely aligning software development and strategic business objectives. Companies use Rally to accelerate the pace of innovation, improve productivity and more effectively adapt to rapidly changing customer needs.


NetSpend Corporation is a leading provider of reloadable prepaid debit cards and related financial services to underbanked consumers in the United States. We serve the estimated 60 million underbanked consumers who do not have a traditional bank account or who rely on alternative financial services. Our mission is to provide products and services that empower consumers with the convenience, security and freedom to be self-banked.
Scio, based in Austin, TX helps companies build software faster and better by leveraging agile processes and our Local+Nearshore model. The combination of our Development Centers in Mexico, technical rigor and collaborative approach allows us to be more efficient at developing software - while our customers have a more gratifying experience (for a change). Since 2003, Scio has been a partner of choice for visionary and fast-growth companies that depend on software to run their business, from early stage startups to Fortune 500 companies.
SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and affordable IT management software to customers worldwide from Fortune 500® enterprises to small businesses. In all of our market areas, our approach is consistent. We focus exclusively on IT Pros and strive to eliminate the complexity that they have been forced to accept from traditional enterprise software vendors. SolarWinds delivers on this commitment with unexpected simplicity through products that are easy to find, buy, use and maintain while providing the power to address any IT management problem on any scale. Our solutions are rooted in our deep connection to our user base, which interacts in our thwack® online community to solve problems, share technology and best practices, and directly participate in our product development process. Learn more today at http://www.solarwinds.com/.
iTexico is an Austin-based software services company that offers fast, convenient, and cost-effective mobile and cloud development solutions and extended software teams. The company has a regional office in Silicon Valley and a wholly owned delivery center in Guadalajara, Mexico. Since its start in 2010, iTexico has provided services to more than 100 customers and employs more than 110 professionally trained mobile and cloud developers specializing in all major platforms and UI/UX, QA & testing, and support. iTexico has also developed an innovative Extended Team as a Service (eTaaS™) model that allows clients to build a team of project managers, analysts, and developers, which they can utilize whenever they need for as long as they need. iTexico maintains strong business partnerships with leading companies, including Appcelerator, Kofax, IBM, Xamarin, and Microsoft.
Over a million users of Tasktop integration technology transform their organization’s productivity by connecting PMO, development, testing, Agile planning, and operations functions into a unified software delivery team. Tasktop Sync is crucial when scaling Agile within your organization: it integrates the most popular Agile planning tools with each other, and with other tools used in software development and delivery organizations. Integrate Rally, VersionOne, JIRA, GitHub, Jama, HP QC/ALM, Rational Team Concert, Microsoft TFS, and much more. Learn more: http://www.tasktop.com
SQE Training is one of the world's largest providers of software improvement training. We provide the industry’s best resources to help organizations meet their software testing, development, management, and requirements training needs. SQE Training provides a wide selection of specialized courses, developed and dispensed by industry experts, that deliver field-proven techniques for producing high-quality software. sqetraining.com
The only valuable software is production software. Your IT development should be iterative, with multidisciplinary agile teams delivering tangible value to production at least every two weeks. Your IT teams should take ownership of the business results. By implementing Agile, Test Automation, and the right Automation Tooling, we realize Continuous Delivery and DevOps. We perform a lot of Auditing, but do more than just give advice. We get hands-on with our clients. Results are what determine our reward.
LitheSpeed is a cadre of leading scrum trainers, agile coaches, and consultants on a mission to transform workplaces into environments that promote self-management, continuous improvement, and high morale. We believe in pragmatism over dogma, and help individuals, teams and organizations through lean and agile training, consulting, and product development.
By applying lean and agile principles across the software delivery lifecycle, DevOps helps organizations get the most out of their hybrid cloud environment by enabling them to achieve seamless and continuous delivery, plus improved application portability, operational visibility and developer productivity. At this event IBM is featuring DevOps solutions for rapid development of mobile and web apps for the cloud, agile development support for the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and continuous release & deployment solutions. IBM has everything the developer needs to run standups, plan sprints and track work, and enable greater speed for the delivery of complex mobile, cloud, web-based and traditional applications. IBM and the IBM logo are trademarks of International Business Machines Corp., registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. ibm.com/devops


Hayes Software Systems, incorporated in 1990, specializes in inventory automation solutions and consulting services to support K-12 instructional technology and instructional material accountability. Hayes has been selected as a trusted partner by over 5,500 schools across 37 states, including 25 of the top 100 largest districts in the country.
ESO Solutions, based in Austin for over 10 years, is dedicated to solving healthcare’s most difficult problems through the power of data and collaboration. We’re innovative problem solvers with a passion for moving healthcare forward and have a team of talented people who enjoy coming to work every day in an established, cutting edge company that has worked hard to maintain that start-up feel. Join us in helping shape the future of healthcare!
At Sapling Learning, we understand educators are in a high-stakes search for proven, effective, and easy-to-use course and exam preparation tools that will position their students for success. Sapling Learning provides interactive learning experiences for science, engineering, and economics disciplines that are proven to significantly improve student comprehension, retention, and problem-solving skills. We’re a team of educators, software developers and marketers who believe in proven, measurable results and access to quality online homework and instruction solutions for all students.