June 2011

I’m in Douro Valley, Portugal for the MetaPLoP conference. I’m excited to see the results of this weekend’s efforts. The conference will be mining patterns for the best of the lot. We’ll be talking, discussing, and reviewing patterns related to Meta-Architectures, Adaptive Object Models, and Reflective Systems. The best patterns should stand out from the rest, being set apart by their merits.

I’m excited to be here with Hugo Sereno Ferreira, Filipe Correia, Eduardo Guerra, Ademar Aguiar, Lior Schachter, Rebecca Wirfs-Brock, and Allen Wirfs-Brock. I’m looking forward to a great event. I will update with any news that comes out of the talks.


I’m currently at Agile Portugal. The conference will be over soon and then it’ll be time for MetaPLoP in Douro Valley. I was excited today to give my “Rulemakers and Toolmakers: Adaptive Object Models as Agile Division of Labor” tutorial. Rebecca Wirfs-Brock and I have worked hard to refine and enliven this tutorial. You can read more about it on the Agile PT page. We think it was a total success.

The big surprise of the day happened when I was asked to speak in place of Dave Thomas who couldn’t make the conference.  The talk was titled, “Lean – The Foundation for Agility Increase Value, Reduce Waste, Improve Flow.” I think it went well too. The focus on Agile methods speaks to a lot of my own experience. If you were at the talk, I would love to hear your comments.


Meta PLoP – June 24th – 26th, 2011

June 3, 2011

The first Meta PLoP is scheduled for June 24th to 26th, 2011 in Portugal. Here’s the description of the conference from the MetaPLoP.org website: MetaPLoP is a PLoP-like gathering focused on the specific topic of meta-architectures, adaptive object-models, and reflective systems. The main goal of MetaPLoP is to “mine” the best patterns that have been […]

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An AOM Dissertation

June 1, 2011

Hugo Ferreira is a fellow AOM enthusiast. He and I have collaborated throughout the years, so when he asked me to write a forward for his thesis I did so with honor. I recently traveled to Portugal to sit on the jury of Hugo’s dissertation defense. The experience was a great one and I thought […]

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