The definition of slush is “partly melted or watery snow”, which is exactly what visitors encountered arriving at Vantaa Airport in Helsinki on Dec 3. More than the coldness is the darkness, that makes the Finnish weather different, when in the winter season the sun rises at around 10 am and set before 4 pm, leaving less than six hours of light in early December.
Slush organization is phenomenal from the airport: badges can be claimed outside the arrival gates and volunteers help for any kind of requests, distributing Helsinki maps and public transportation tickets valid for the duration of the conference. Before, during and after Slush there are several official and unofficial side events and parties organized by startups, investors, accelerators and incubators, transforming Helsinki in a technology Woodstock. …
Agile Korea 2018 is a day long conference focused on agile thinking, held in Samsung SDS headquarters on November 23. The keynote speech entitled “Mindset and culture: at the heart of a winning agile transformation” is presented by Ahmed Sidky, Riot Games Head of Business Agility.
Topics of presentations and panel discussions are specific to blockchain product development cycle. Speakers are vetted by the team and are from companies, institutions and entities having blockchain solutions. Attendees come from design, development, management roles within a startup, enterprise or governmental related council/associations.
Provenance Summit policies are gender neutral:
no women in tech tickets — no need to get females just because of their gender. …