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Off to Goiânia and Porto Alegre, Brazil

Posted by terrencebarr on June 15, 2009 at 3:45 PM PDT

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I just returned from JavaOne in San Francisco, still battling jet-lag, but in a few days I'll be getting on the next intercontinental flight - to Brazil. I'm excited, it's my first time down there.

M3DD Latin America in Goiania on June 20th is shaping up to be a great event - in fact, registration is already closed due to unexpectedly high demand and the venue filling up quickly. The agenda is still being worked but with four tracks running from 8 am to 6 pm this is shaping up to be a great day. Soak up information and network with experts on a number of topics as well as your fellow developers - hope to see you there!

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Next, I'm heading down to Porto Alegre for FISL (which runs June 24-27) to talk about open source mobile and embedded Java, LWUIT, and what else is happening in that part of the world. They're up to almost 6000 attendees for the event already so I'm sure there will be a lot of conversations, demos, coding, and partying going on for four days ... Not that the Brazilians are known for that ;-)

Now, if I could somehow avoid the 30 hours cramped into that economy-class seat. By the way, if I may add, Lufthansa's frequent flyer program SUCKS BIG TIME. Fly 150 000 miles with them and your get ... well, pretty much nothing. The concept of offering something special to your most valued customers still seems to be foreign to some (German) companies. Oh well, save that topic for another day ;-)

Cheers,

-- Terrence