November 2014

Israel bound!

by Joseph Yoder on November 30, 2014

The First Israel Conference on Software Architecture asked me to make the trip to talk about Taming Big Balls of Mud and Sustaining Architecture. I agreed and am now thoroughly enjoying myself of the culture, geography, and company the conference provides. I’ll also be teaching a tutorial on Ultimate Agility, Letting your Users do your work (AOMs) as part of the conference

Israel is another country on my travel belt. I’ve been prior to this trip, but it’s been a while. I’m really looking forward to catching some of the country aside from the business aspect. I have a few local friends I will be catching up with such as Atzmon, Lior, and David. Of course, the conference provides a great opportunity to meet new developers and enthusiasts, something I really enjoy.

The view from my hotel is incredible.


In addition to the talk on Big Balls of Mud: Sustaining Architecture I’ll be hosting a tutorial entitled “The Adaptive Object-Model Architecture. Ultimate Agility: Let Your Users Do Your Work!”

Brazil again this year

by Joseph Yoder on November 9, 2014

Like my other trips to Brazil, I come for work and enjoy myself of the food, culture, and friends. This past week I’ve been charmed and honored while meeting with some Agile folks at Objective. I was in Maringa talking about Sustainable Architecture and Pragmatic TDD. I traveled back to São Paulo to talk with Vagas about the Ultimate in Agility: Let your users do the work! — “The Adaptive Object-Model Architecture.”

TAgile Brazil Keynotehe biggest honor of the trip was being asking to present the keynote address at Agile Brazil. Originally, I was only attending to give an Invited Talk, but one thing led to another and I was up on the podium talking about “Taming Big Balls of Mud with Agile, Dilegence, and hard work.” I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to share my experience with an awesome audience.

This trip has so much going on. The Agile Brazil conference was only the middle of the excursion. I continue the journey by visiting the 10th SugarLoaf PLoP in Ila Bela where I will give an invited talk and present a paper. I’m excited that Ralph Johnson will also be attending this conference as part of the 20th anniversary of the GoF.

To wrap the trip, I’ll be returning to Sao Paulo and giving a tech talk at UOL on Refactoring and Clean Code.

Brazil continues to be one of my favorite countries to visit. I’ve enjoyed each visit and am excited to meet new friends along the way.


JDD in Poland

November 4, 2014

Back at the beginning of October, I visited Poland for the JDD conference. JDD touts itself as the Java enthusiast conference. I’ve attended in the past and was excited to return. This year I gave a talk entitled, “QA TO QA: SHIFTING FROM QUALITY ASSURANCE TO AGILE QUALITY.” I also hosted a workshop entitled, “REFACTORING AND CLEAN […]

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