The last time I visited Brazil was a few years ago, but thanks to Mauricio Leal, whom I tagged around with for a JUG tour around Brazil, it was really a blast. This time around I don’t have the benefit of the local guy to the degree I had before, but I’m really looking forward to it.
The major pre-travel issue was that the Brazilian government run out of the visa stickers. But I made it just in time (or more precisely I hopefully will be â€” I’ll be picking up my passport Wednesday and flying Thursday. Phew!)
The highlight of the trip will be the first-eve Jenkins meet up in SÃ£o Paulo â€” I’ve been a big fan of local communities where there exists a language barrier. I’m from Japan, so I’ve seen it the first hand the value of local communities would bring to the table. The speaker/session line up is amazing, the event is free, and there’ll be a social at the end, so if you are in the area and has been interested in meeting with fellow Jenkins developers and users, please RSVP.
But if you can’t come in person, at least please consider joinining the Brazilian Portaguese mailing list of Jenkins users, which we are launching.
I don’t really have any plans on Sunday and Monday â€” any sight-seeing suggestions and/or interest of meeting up and chatting about stuff would be more than welcome. Leave the comment here, or see the right for my e-mail address.