'24 Hours of SABSA' is a rallying theme that is intended to build local communities of SABSA practitioners, whilst at the same time reinforcing the SABSA global connection. This is a volunteer-led effort in collaboration with the SABSA Institute to initiate small regional forums of SABSA practitioners around the world. This may in the future lead to the creation of regional chapters. The first annual '24 hours of SABSA' is on 22nd May, 2014. In the Netherlands, SABSA Practitioner Maurice Smit will host the workshop at 'De Boerderij', the i-to-i office in Driebergen.
The 24 hours of workshops will be loosely coordinated by the SABSA Institute, but each workshop will be organised by regional SABSA practitioners in order to:
- Facilitate networking with local SABSA Practitioners and grow local chapters;
- Learn and share practical information about applying SABSA;
- Provide an outlet for senior and junior certified SABSA members to test and grow ideas;
- Identify regional specific ideas or issues to present at COSAC/SABSA World Congress in Ireland.
The workshops will have a format that will encourage group discussion, facilitate debate, and foster new ideas. The discussion will be led and driven by the attendees. Any topic can be discussed and examples include; attaining executive buy-in for architecture projects, demonstrating how to use the SABSA models in complex environments, sharing ideas for adapting the models into operational practices, and exploring which tools are proving the most effective for integrating the SABSA methodology into operational environments.
Several presentations and discussions will be facilitated by Toby Boerlage and Pascal de Koning (pictured), both from i-to-i.