Last week I was humbled and honored to learn that Agile Samurai Dojo events were being held in Japan.

Agile Samurai Dojos consist of smart, passionate, dedicated software professionals getting together and diligently training themselves in the art of agile software delivery.

Consisting of over 70 participants spread across four Japanese cities, the dojos included lighting talks (by the world’s best Japanese agile translators Kakutani Shintaro and Nawoto Nishimura), study sessions, and mind mapping exercises resulting lots of sharing and learning (not to mention over 1500 #agilesamurai tweets on twitter!).

Watching the videos I see people were having fun, sharing a lot of ideas, and enjoying themselves while doing it (which is what software delivery is all about).

I want to thank Kiro Harada, Kajiura-san (dojo master), Hiroki Ohtsuka (for the pictures) and all the other dojo masters and everyone who helped put this together.

I wish you all the best of luck in your upcoming projects.
I wish could be there.
Until then, sayonara.

Sincerely, Jonathan Rasmusson

Video Message to the Agile Samurai of Japan

More links, blogs and photos of the event

http://www.flickr.com/photos/54475936@N05/sets/72157627701904128/

http://d.hatena.ne.jp/absj31/20110918/1316423657
http://d.hatena.ne.jp/absj31/20110919/1316423691

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/agile-samurai

http://maps.google.co.jp/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=207368294666756056774.0004ac30213cc65c13d7f&brcurrent=3,0x34674e0fd77f192f:0xf54275d47c665244,0&ie=UTF8&z=6&vpsrc=0

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