AgileCrete Meets SoCraTes


AgileCrete has always been an Open Space Unconference where coaches and developers have gathered to exchange and challenge ideas about agile software development (lowercase “a”). It has been running in Crete since 2014, and in this time, we have discussed, argued and contested many many topics that touch on software development, product management, methodologies, psychology, systems thinking, philosophy and many many more.

SoCraTes, i.e. the “Software Craft and Testing (un)conference” started in Germany, back in 2011. Since then, many partner unconferences have sprung up, throughout the world, spreading the Software Crafting ideas and practices.

In many ways, AgileCrete has been very similar to a SoCraTes unconference already. After organizing for the first time SoCraTes Crete intertwined with AgileCrete in 2018, we want to improve on our feedback and experiences and do it (even) better every year. We think it is going to be spectacular!


Our goal is to help bridge the gap between product folks and devs. In our opinion, this is something that should already be happening in the workplace, but to do it successfully it needs a lot of practice, and nowhere is better than an Agile + SoCraTes event to practice, receive feedback, improve.

Our focus is to provide a space where this fusion can happen more naturally. Simply by bringing both sides together, and allowing them to run their own open space sessions of interest. In parallel.


A single marketplace. A single Open Space. A single blend, from SoCraTes Crete + AgileCrete.

Self-organized open space sessions.

Cretan sun, sea, sand and delicious fresh foods.


Software Developers.

Product folks.

Agile coaches / scrum masters.


08:30 – 13:00 Morning sessions.

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch.

14:00 – 20:00 Excursions, swimming, focus time, exploring Crete!

20:00 CRETAN dinners (!!)

Partner Events