It’s great to see a group organize and then take off. That is what has been happening in Tauranga with their agile community.
It hasn’t been that long that the meetup group got started and now only and few short months later they have had their first successful conference. I was fortunate to be asked to speak at the event and did a talk on the need to relabel “Technical Debt” to “Technical health”. The talk was well received but what got me even more excited was the interest in agile and agile adoption.
I think it is important to go to events great and small to see people who are new to agile and see the excitement in them for it. It makes me look back and rekindles the passion for agile.