2009 is the year that the Brazilian IT market has been taken by Agile. I have heard about successful projects developed in Brazil using XP since 2002. But IMO 2009 is the year that Agile became mainstream in Brazil.
The following are a few of the Agile conferences held in Brazil this year: Brazil Scrum Gathering (in May at São Paulo), Agile Brazil 2009 (in June at Rio de Janeiro), Maré de Agilidade (in August at Fortaleza) and --coming soon-- Ágiles 2009 (6th to 9th of October at Florianópolis) and Encontro Ágil 2009 (10th and 11th of October at São Paulo).
A few days ago I was at the Agile 2009 conference, Amongst several good memories, connections and learning, I was thrilled with the number of Brazilians speaking at the conference. And while chatting with renowned Agilists, Brazil is a common topic. They are excited about Brazil. The reason being is that they have been, are going soon, or are very interested in going and speaking at Brazil.
Don’t be surprised to find yourself soon in a major Agile conference in Brazil!