2012 has been a hard year, for many well-known reasons, but we couldn’t give up of the good things, and Agile Portugal is just one of them for the portuguese agile community.
After a long period of uncertainty on dates, venue, agendas, and support, we decided to do a lean but rich program for this 3rd edition of Agile Portugal!
This year, we have the honor of receiving Richard P. Gabriel, a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1981, and an MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson College in 1998. He has been a researcher at Stanford University, company president and Chief Technical Officer at Lucid, Inc., vice president of Development at ParcPlace-Digitalk, a management consultant for several startups, a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems, and Consulting Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. He is a researcher at IBM Research, looking into the architecture, design, and implementation of extraordinarily large, self-sustaining systems as well as development techniques for building them. Until recently he was President of the Hillside Group, a nonprofit that nurtures the software patterns community by holding conferences, publishing books, and awarding scholarships. He is on Hillside’s Board of Directors. He is the award-winning author of four books and a poetry chapbook. He lives in California (more…).
We have also the honor to receive again Joseph W. Yoder, well-known in Portugal for his regular attendance of Agile Portugal Conferences and his training courses on agile, refactoring, and design patterns. Joseph Yoder is a founder and principal of The Refactory, Inc., a company focused on software architecture, design, implementation, consulting and mentoring on all facets of software development. Joseph is an international speaker and pattern author, long standing member of the ACM, and the President of The Hillside Group, Joe is the author of many patterns, including being an author of the Big Ball of Mud pattern, which illuminates many fallacies in the approach to software architecture.Joe currently resides in Urbana, Illinois (more…).
In addition to our two leading invited speakers, and their inspiring keynote talks, we will have several other invited talks and speed-talks, many open space sessions, and an intense social program that will culminate in the streets of the city celebrating S.João.
So, are you ready for Agile Portugal 2012? Agile Portugal is ready to receive you!
Join us! FEUP, Porto, 22-23 June, just before S. João!
On behalf of the organization,
Ademar Aguiar, Filipe Correia, João Pascoal Faria