Category Archives: Social Impact

New Zealand Travels and Social Impact

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What an amazing experience!

Traveling from L.A. –> Queenstown, NZ –> Dunedin, NZ –> Bay of Islands, NZ –> Vanuatu –> Fiji

Starting in Queenstown, New Zealand, meeting 39 incredible people, performing random acts of kindness, and exploring the city in adventure mode.

Dunedin, New Zealand, speaking on stage and DJing at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in New Zealand at the INSPIRE event to raise money for the Sophie Elliott Foundation to create awareness on preventing violence against young women.

Bay of Islands, New Zealand, staying off the grid with an indigenous tribe on a Marae for five days and bringing fresh water filters to nearby tribes.

Vanuatu, bringing fresh water filters to schools, churches, and non profit organizations and providing training for the locals on how to use them.

The best part of this trip was the inward journey and opportunities for self reflection throughout these many countries and cultures.

It was an absolute dream come true to DJ at the stadium and also DJ at the Marae with the tribe!!!

It has definitely been an adventure with an amazing group of people!! And lasting friendships for years to come.

Will be heading to Fiji tomorrow for a week of reflection and relaxation.

Agile for Social Good: Boy Scouts Using Scrum

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Enclosed is a preview of the topic that Maria Matarelli and Rick Waters will be presenting at the Global Scrum Gathering held in Orlando, Florida on April 19, 2016:
“Agile for Social Good: Boy Scouts Using Scrum”

Imagine using Scrum for social good. What impact could we make if we introduce Scrum to new groups, applications, and environments. While discussing Agile for social good in an open space session in Shanghai, we decided to teach and certify Boy Scouts and help a Veteran Not For Profit group along the way. Join us to discover how you can begin applying Agile and Scrum for social impact.

Agile Boy Scouts

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Maria Matarelli and Rick Waters led a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) class for Boy Scouts in Chicago, IL. Hear from Scouts, Scout Masters as well as Rey Delcourt, Senior District Executive from the Boy Scouts of America, to see what opportunities are being created for Boy Scouts by learning Agile and Scrum.