We are a community that values delivering early and often. Releasing incomplete work in order to gather feedback and improve our materials is in our DNA, right? So I fully expected to see a nice, smooth line of submissions entering the Agile 2013 submission system over the two months it was open. Yeah, right!
I get to see a few interesting behaviors in my role on the Agile 2013 program committee, but the most interesting is just how strong student syndrome is in our community. A couple of the more interesting things I noted:
- The several emails to the program committee asking what time of day a two-month-long window will close for new submissions
- The several people who potentially lose their ability to submit due to technical issues in the last hours of the submission window
- 70% of submissions were submitted in the last 7 days
- 54% of submissions were submitted in the last 2 days!