I attended another Agile Portugal this year in beautiful Porto, Portugal. Pre-Conference started Thursday early evening with a talk and discussion about “Better Science Through Art”, June 21st. That was followed by watching Portugal win the Euro 2012 quarterfinals.
On Friday, the conference started with many Open Spaces which lead to some great dialog about various topics. Saturday started with a talk from Richard P. Gabriel’s entitled “Life in the Trampoline of Amnesia.” After that I took part in several talks and speed-talks. In the afternoon, I gave my Keynote address entitled, “Pragmatic, Not Dogmatic TDD: Rethinking How We Test.”
Saturday night was the night of the annual Festival of São João party in Porto…it has become a tradition for me. The music, lights, fireworks, and food are amazing every year. The real highlight of the event for me was getting to see my friends again, particularly Ademar Aguiar, Richard Gabriel, David West, and Peter Sommerlad. Richard, David, and I did some post-conference site-seeing. The convention really went by too fast, and I’m already looking forward to next year!
-Joseph Yoder, June 27, 2012