Hi, I'm Brian Button, and I've spent most of my 30+ year career deeply embedded in the Agile world. I started as a developer, writing realtime C/C++ code for some very interesting products and projects. After doing that for a while I moved into the Agile world around 1999 by I accepting a position with one of the first Extreme Programming consulting companies. Through them, I traveled the western world and the US teaching, training, and mentoring companies in their adoption of XP and agile. Since then, I've worked on team and organization transformations in several companies while still doing my best to remain at least tangentially technical. Eventually the lure of tech called me back, and I've been a technical leader for organizations in my last two roles. My happy place lies at the intersection of Agile and technology, which is why I'm such a fan of XP. Giving back to the community is very important to me, so I've volunteered through Agile Alliance for the last 15 years or so. I've been involved with running the Agile20xx conference series many times, and I've served as a Director on the Agile Alliance Board for the last three years and was fortunate enough to have just been re-elected to serve a second term.