Braga Meetup #32 – Serious Games

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Braga Meetup #32 – Serious Games

14/05/2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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Hello Agile Connect Braga Community, here comes our 32nd meetup! Our 3rd remote edition will be once again held in partnership with Porto Community =D

In a very #Play14 mood and with a #StayAtHome constraint, we have come to agreed with the following manifesto:

We are uncovering better ways of playing, helping people to enjoy together. Through this meetup we would like to demonstrate that:

1) Using sticky notes is nice, but the virtual ones are not bad;
2) Interacting and drawing on a flipchart is fun, but MURAL is a good alternative;
3) You can lock people at home but creativity flies anyway;
4) Lego® brick’s noise sounds good, but looking at smiling faces helps more our minds and souls in this period.

18h:30m – Welcome
18h:40m – Serious Games, with Antonio & Francesco
20h00m – Closing


For the ones who don’t know yet, #Play14 ( is an international community suround serious gaming. Serious gaming is an amazing tool for team building, retrospetive, learing, modelling, problem solving and much more.

This meetup will be a sort of “remote serious game sightseenig”: are you ready for fun?

Meet our facilitators:

Antonio Fazio (

My name is Antonio and I have always loved playing! I started at the age of 4, when fascinated by the European teams of the time, I invented football games where the teams were my own hands. The field was built with the imagination and the small paper ball simulated the one I used to play with at the street. I remember the happiness seeing my little finger scoring a goal. The joy I felt, continues right now. And my goal is to transmit it to the teams and organizations I work with.

The game that accompanies my coaching, allows me to create a safe environment in which people can express themselves and freely interact with each other. It allows me to build a sense of belonging to the team, working on the identity and values ​​of individuals and the whole team. It is possible to stimulate, through the game, what for me is an incessant research: continuous improvement.

Francesco Racanati (

Since 2013 I have been working for companies operating in the digital field in Italy and Brazil. I started as”business controller” passed through the “business operations” and then reached “product ownership”.

In 2018, I started my journey as Scrum Master and then Agile Coach & Trainer and I love it! For this reason, during my spare time, I take part and facilitate MeetUps with the Agile community here in Milan, read as much books as I can and write articles for Agile Italia Magazine. I’m a serious games addicted.

The meetup will take place on Thursday, May 14th, 6:30pm – 8 p.m., online.


6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Welcome to our 29th Agile Connect Braga Meetup! Agenda: • 18:45 - Welcome • 19h - Talk + Q&A - No Frameworks: Scaling the biggest open-source software, by Carlos Palminha • 20h - Coffee Break • 20h15 - Open Space Session • 21h - Closing Today one of the main challenges for organizations is how to scale software development. They face problems with the increased complexity of software, bigger organizations, distributed teams, coordination and inter-dependencies, managing and aligning for releases, creation of silos, etc… Of course, the industry provides a lot of frameworks to scale Agile software development: Scrum of Scrums, LESS, SAFe, DAD, Spotify Model, etc… We also see an increasing amount of consultants, writers, speakers, training programs, certification organizations, advocating that applying a framework will solve software and companies' problems. Each one of them will sell that they’re “magic wand” framework is the best silver bullet to apply. In this talk, we will explore the development of the Linux Kernel, one of the longest and biggest open-source software projects in the world. Currently with 28 years of age, comprises an estimated community of 5000 to 6000 developers, with more than 26 million lines of code. It actively releases a stable version each 8 to 12 weeks and provides 7 versions simultaneously (2 stable and 5 long-term maintenance releases). The latest numbers say that Linux is used by more than 70% of the world's smartphones and by more than 50% of the world's internet web servers. The main takeaway from the talk will be on how a constantly changing and evolving project scaled it’s software development and solved the complex problems without applying any of those frameworks... About Carlos Palminha (, he is currently Head of Product Management at Profimetrics (Itim Group). Having more than 20 years of experience in technology and engineering management he has a strong know-how understanding business needs from C-Level execs, Investors and Customers and transforming them into technical stories. With vast experience leading a broad range of technologies development (embedded, classical applications, middleware, distributed, backend, frontend, cloud, mobile), he loves to flourish, refactor and lead organizations in the adoption of methodologies, agility, product, and innovation. About Uphold, our mission is to create trusted access to digital money and financial services for the many. Since inception, we have fought to provide a fairer, easier and more affordable system. We favor speed, simplicity, and ease of use over complexity. We put security and transparency first. Our commitment to transparency sets a new standard for the industry. Unlike banks, we are fully reserved, and transparent: we hold assets to match our obligations and publish both in real time. After the event, feel free to extend the gathering with us for a dinner time and keep talking about Agile and other meaningful subjects at "Mostarda & Chocolate". This meetup will be presented in Portuguese or English, depending on the audience. This event is FREE to attend, but you have to register yourself first. See you there & bring a friend!


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