The Second Latin-American Conference on Agile Development Methodologies was completed with great success in Florianopolis, Brazil, on October 8th and 9th As the first edition of this event, held last year in Buenos Aires, Agile 2009 was organized by enthusiastic practitioners of the subject who overcame objectives and expectations regarding quality of presentations and a number of assistants. The event hosted local and international speakers, who gave lectures, workshops and courses related to different practices and agile methodologies.

Pablo Tortorella, Epidata’s professional and UBA teacher, specialist in agile methodologies and Scrum, participated as a speaker in the Conference and gave a workshop titled “The Games Workshop” with Rafael Prikladnicki, which consisted in making games to learn and support the adoption of agile methodologies that include group dynamics and the application of concepts of the Agile Manifesto.
“The quality of the given speeches, especially those which I was able to attend, makes me realize the maturity of practices and methodologies in the region”, said Pablo, and added: “I think the event is not only valuable in itself, but also promotes the growth of each local community, enabling the development and implementation of practices and continuous learning of stakeholders. Apart from recognized local speakers, the highlighted experts in the event were Brian Marick, Diana Larsen and Roy Singham. Additionally, other international referents of agile community stood out, like David Hussman, Naresh Jain, Dave Nicolette and Joshua Kerievsky, as special guests.

Agile 2009 is a nonprofit event, which is organized by professional topic enthusiasts.
More information about Agile 2009.

Agile methodologies in Epidata Since its inception, Epidata has used agile methodologies as much in projects concerning development and consulting as in the functional areas, in both an integral and a partial manner. The most important promoting factor of implementing agile methodologies resides in the philosophy and the culture of Epidata, which revolves around continuous learning, communication and innovation as its principal pillars.

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