Like my other trips to Brazil, I come for work and enjoy myself of the food, culture, and friends. This past week I’ve been charmed and honored while meeting with some Agile folks at Objective. I was in Maringa talking about Sustainable Architecture and Pragmatic TDD. I traveled back to São Paulo to talk with Vagas about the Ultimate in Agility: Let your users do the work! — “The Adaptive Object-Model Architecture.”
The biggest honor of the trip was being asking to present the keynote address at Agile Brazil. Originally, I was only attending to give an Invited Talk, but one thing led to another and I was up on the podium talking about “Taming Big Balls of Mud with Agile, Dilegence, and hard work.” I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to share my experience with an awesome audience.
This trip has so much going on. The Agile Brazil conference was only the middle of the excursion. I continue the journey by visiting the 10th SugarLoaf PLoP in Ila Bela where I will give an invited talk and present a paper. I’m excited that Ralph Johnson will also be attending this conference as part of the 20th anniversary of the GoF.
To wrap the trip, I’ll be returning to Sao Paulo and giving a tech talk at UOL on Refactoring and Clean Code.
Brazil continues to be one of my favorite countries to visit. I’ve enjoyed each visit and am excited to meet new friends along the way.