Developer and organizer of the Agile Manifesto Conference, Michael A. Gubler, was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing after protesters attempted to prevent his scheduled appearance on the stage during the event.
Gugler is scheduled to give a talk on “Agile development as an agile development tool” at the conference.
The demonstration, which was organized by organizers of the conference, began around 1:00pm local time on Sunday.
Protesters were attempting to prevent Gublers talk from going on.
At the same time, attendees from various groups began gathering on the sidewalk to stop Gublier from speaking.
The protest was peaceful, but when police officers arrived, they began to tear up a sign outside the building.
Gubiels lawyers were present at the time of the arrest, and they have stated that Gubiellers attorneys were not present at any time during the demonstration, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
“He was arrested for trespassing and he was not allowed to speak,” Gublauer told the Chronicle.
A video posted by The Agile Development Conference (TDCC) showed protesters trying to block the doors to the conference hall.
The crowd chanted “Michael Gublar is not a developer” and “Stop Gubliers speech.”
The crowd continued to push Gubilers attorneys back into the hallway, forcing them to fight back against the police officers.
“We were going to speak, and I was going to go in the conference center,” Guglier told the Times.
“And they just came and tried to stop me from speaking.”
The demonstrators, who were chanting “Gublar has been arrested!” and “We are agile developers,” began to gather outside the conference building on Sunday morning, and Gubiel’s attorneys were there, but were told by police that they could not speak for the police officer on the scene, according a report from the Chronicle: Police told protesters that Gubleners attorneys did not have the right to speak on the day of the protest.
The protesters then moved to a vacant office building in the city’s Mission district, where they held a sign and chanted “Guglar is guilty!” and started banging on the door.
“I was just talking to them and I said, ‘Can you stop this man?'”
“They came out and tried again and again and they didn’t get a word out.
And I said I was not a lawyer.
I felt so bad, because I know the attorney who was there for me, I know how much he cared about me and how he really cared about my case. “
When I walked out there I felt like I was being dragged into some sort of trap.
I had a lot of support in there, people I really respect, and it was really hard to be around the group.” “
It was just really, really humiliating to go through that.
I had a lot of support in there, people I really respect, and it was really hard to be around the group.”
The protests continued for more than an hour, until the protesters were finally told to leave the building, the Chronicle reported.
“This was not what I expected,” Gubieller said.
Gudliers attorneys say they are not going to comment further on the incident, citing pending legal proceedings.
“The arrest of Mr. Guselerman has nothing to do with the conference,” a TDCC spokesperson told the San Jose Mercury News.
“Our conference will go ahead, as always.”
Gubielli has been an outspoken critic of the way the Agiliest Manifesto is presented, and he has called on other developers to take a stand against the conference’s agenda.
“There are people who think that the Agilists are wrong, but I do not believe that there is a one-size-fits-all Agile methodology.
In fact, there are a lot more ways of doing Agile than the Agillist Manifesto,” Gusellner said in an interview with the San José Mercury News in 2015.
“Agility is a dynamic, ever-evolving art form that requires continual adaptation, and every aspect of the agile project is a challenge.
That said, there is no single Agile method, no single framework.
We are always exploring new ways to bring the Agility Manifesto to life, and we hope to continue to evolve the way we talk about it.”