It's the end of September, and that means it's back to Brazil for your friendly neighborhood agilist! I've got a full itinerary this year, and there are a number of stops planned for this trip.
To start with, on September 26-27, I'll be visiting the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) in São José dos Campos. While at INPE, I will be giving a talk entitled "Adaptive Object-Model Architecture: How to Build Systems That Can Dynamically Adapt to Changing Requirements."
From São José dos Campos, I will be returning to São Paulo before embarking on my first trip to Brasília (Capital of Brazil), where I will attend MiniPLoP on the 28th. At MiniPLoP, I will be presenting the keynote address on the subject "Taming Big Balls of Mud with Diligence, Agile Practices, and Hard Work." I will also be presenting a writers workshop simulation with Eduardo Guerra.
After MiniPLoP, I will be attending CBSoft from 9/29-10/3. During the 7th Brazilian Workshop on Systematic and Automated Software Testing (SAST 2013) at CBSoft, I will be giving a talk about Pragmatic Test Driven Development. At CBSoft, I will also be presenting a Tutorial with Eduardo Guerra entitled "Test Driven Development Step Patterns." I will also be reprising my talk "Taming Big Balls of Mud with Diligence, Agile Practices, and Hard Work" at the Brazilian Symposium on Software Components, Architectures and Reuse (SBCARS) while at CBSoft. On the 3rd, I will head back to Sao Paulo, where I'll catch up with some friends and give a talk to some investors and start up companies about Agile Best Practices. I'll head back home the evening of the 6th.
If you'll be in Brazil during this time and would like to get together, please get ahold of me.