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Saving Christmas with Scrum

Christmas is just around the corner and that means that Kim Brainard is VERY busy. In addition to her day job, her volunteer work as the co-chair of the upcoming 2017 Scrum Gathering, Kim is the founder of an organization that brings Christmas to seniors who might otherwise not have any way of participating in the holidays. Santa Pays it Forward is a non-profit Kim founded to provide seasonal cards, meals, holiday parties and other ways of celebrating the Christmas season to senior citizens who are living in group residences that do not have the financial support needed to provide it on their own. AND she’s using Scrum to make it all happen. 

 

 

Normally, there would be show notes… but this is one you should just listen to all the way though. It’s an important story about how Agile practices are bringing about social change.

If you’d like to get involved with Santa Pays it Forward, they are looking for volunteers, they’d be happy to accept donations and the NEED someone to help build them a website. You can find more information on the org on Facebook at 
https://www.facebook.com/Santa-Pays-It-Forward-733748293320814/ 

Or you can email Santa directly at: 
santapaysitforward@gmail.com

And if you’d like to get in touch with Kim, Richard or Dave, their contact info is...

Kim Brainard
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kim-brainard-73a33479
Twitter: https://twitter.com/agilebrain1

Richard Cheng
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richardcheng
Twitter: https://twitter.com/richardkcheng
Work: Excella https://www.excella.com

Dave Prior
Blog: https://drunkenpm.blogspot.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrsungo
Work: http://www.leadingagile.com/guides/dave-prior/

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