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Brazil tour

Posted by kohsuke on September 24, 2008 at 3:38 PM PDT

During this two week trip, I've been to 5 coastal cities of Brazil, and made 7 talks (5 GFv3 and 2 Hudson) and 1 hands-on-lab. I've also been to one of Hudson users' site (Fabiane's company), to see how they are using it and interviewing their experience. I'm also interviewed by JavaWorld Brazil. The audience of the talks were different from cities to cities, but overall we've reached about 800-1000 people (Hudson exposure is smaller, since I've only done 2 talks compared to 5 of GFv3). In some cities, they are mainly students, in other cities, there are more professionals.

While there were always some that are very happy about Hudson and GlassFish, I don't think the majority of the people who I met there knew a lot about GlassFish v3 nor Hudson, so it was good that I had an opportunity to talk about what's going on with these projects (it helped that Hudson is already translated to Brazilian Portuguese)

Brazilians stay up very late (it's very typical for dinners to start from 9pm or even 10pm), and in a few legs of the travel, the schedule was really tight, like we take a flight 9pm after a full day in JUG, then get in hotel in 2am, then up 6am tomorrow to go to another meet-up. But all in all it was very much fun, and we even managed to do a bit of sight-seeing.

Mauricio, who traveled with me all the ways, really took a great care of me. Food was great, and they eat a lot of lot of red meat (so don't send any vegetarian down there, or they'll starve.) They have a dozen different names for different parts of beef, and they know which is which just by looking. So they take their red meat very seriously. There were also many fruits that I've never seen before anywhere else. They had an ice cream made of corn, and it actually tasted good, and I had more ice creams there than I normally ate during an entire year.

People drive like crazy, as if there are no such things as traffic lanes. People have apparently developed some signal languages (by using honking, blinkers and hazard lamp), like "get out of my way" or "I've got the right of the way." Some traffic lights are like those in the racing circuit, so that you know exactly when it becomes green, which helps people drive like a drag racing in public roads (it also tells you how many seconds are left until it turns red, so that you know when to gun the traffic light and when not to.

People apparently don't travel that often in air, so most airports are small, and many flights make multiple stops like buses do. I saw one flight that makes 3 stops before it gets to its final destination.

All in all, I enjoyed a travel a lot. I'd love to be given an opportunity to visit there again.

At Florianópolis
Mauricio in GlassFish T-Shirt
Inside Sun office
At Florianopolis
Conference room in Fortaleza
To the airport
JustJava2008 crowd
Belem JUG
Churrasco
500 Internal Server Error
Mundo Java
Belem
Market at Fortaleza
JustJava cup
Catching sleep
JUG at Joao Pessoa
landscape
Butcher in Belem
Sun office in San Paulo
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Brazil tour

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Brazil tour

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Hi dude, as promissed, here are their videos on Cejug's web site: http://www.cejug.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=30900360 remember Mauricio talking: you want to eat more? : D thanks for visiting Fortaleza! CYA René Araújo Vasconcelos

Hi Kohsuke. I am that one who went with you to Churascaria Jardineira. The one who organized the Muvucas on Just Java... It was very nice to met you. Thanks to come to Brazil!!!! See you

I am living in Switzerland for the last 2 years.. that picture of the churrasco made me cry in front of my screen :)) Thanks for visiting Fortaleza, Felipe Gaúcho

Pleasure to meet you, Kohsuke! Hope you have enjoyed Florianópolis!
Cheers,
Bruno Ghisi

Indeed, looks like there are certain things I missed :-)

Hey Kohsuke, at least you didn't need to eat cow lymph nodes as Tim did http://weblogs.java.net/blog/timboudreau/archive/2007/11/the_netbeans_so...

Thanks for the picture and the video!

Kohsuke, was nice to meet you and I hope you liked your visit to Fortaleza. Your talk and hands on lab here were great. We hope you come back here anytime. :-) Here some photos: http://picasaweb.google.com/cafecomtapioca/AniversRioDoCEJUGDe6Anos