Sponsorship Allows Program to Engage & Inspire Students Learning Agile Skills


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE…April 19, 2016…COSTA MESA, CALIF….5 Saturdays, an education program focused on empowering students through Agility and innovation, today announced that Agile Alliance, an international nonprofit committed to advancing Agile principles and practices in software development, has renewed its support of the program for 2016.

The Agile Alliance sponsorship will be used by 5 Saturdays to support student workshops in Orange and Los Angeles counties in the summer of 2016, as well as online and in-person training of volunteer professionals who facilitate the student workshops.

“The goals of 5 Saturdays align perfectly with Agile Alliance,” said Phil Brock, managing director of the Agile Alliance. “We are committed to advancing Agile principles and support 5 Saturdays’ efforts to teach students Agile practices as well as educate them about technology and business skills. The cornerstone of Agile is community, so we also are committed to training facilitators who play a key role in implementing the 5 Saturdays student workshops in their local areas.”

Dave Cornelius, DM, 5 Saturdays founder, said, “Support from Agile Alliance will allow us to expand student workshops in Orange and Los Angeles counties. We are committed to impacting the lives of the underserved by teaching technology and business skills, while exposing them to Agile and Scrum principles. We appreciate the investment in our program from the Agile Alliance and look forward to continuing our efforts through this significant contribution.”


About Agile Alliance

Agile Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the concepts of Agile software development as outlined in the Agile Manifesto. With more than 22,000 members and subscribers around the globe, Agile Alliance is driven by the principles of Agile methodologies and the value delivered to developers, organizations, and end users. Agile Alliance organizes and supports events to bring the Agile community together on a global scale. For more information, visit

About 5 Saturdays

5 Saturdays, based in Costa Mesa, Calif., supports nonprofits and other organizations with collaborative and project-based education outreach initiatives in local communities. Using a curriculum created by founder Dr. Dave Cornelius, volunteer professionals mentor students and expose them to a career in technology and business, as well as teach them life skills, such as creative and critical thinking, effective communications, and Agility using Scrum and Kanban. Visit for more information.