Who is Renato Willi (@rwilli)

Looking for people from parts of the world I did not know to put in the book, I came across the Agile manifesto translation project, and I had a feeling that was best expressed by Ward Cunningham: “I think our translators and the communities they reach out to for each translation are true heroes of the agile movement.” Among the people who translated the Agile Manifesto and agile books, I found Renato//twitter.com/rwilli. Renato organized the translation of the manifesto and Scrum & XP From the Trenches to Portugese (Brazilian).

What is something people usually don’t know about you but has influenced you in who you are?

I’m a terrible programmer.

If you had not been in IT, what would have become of you?

A Writer, or a psychologist.

What is your biggest challenge and why is it a good thing for you?

Dealing with people. It gets me interested in them.

What drives you ?

Being an inspiration for people.

What is your biggest achievement?

I think it’s still yet to come, but related to work is the co-creation of an open event about agile methodologies, the “Maré de Agilidade”

What is the last book you have read?


What question do you think I should also ask and what is the answer?
Q: What’s your favorite thing to do in life?

A: One of the best things in the world is traveling.

Whom do you think I should ask next?

July 2012

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