Joseph Yoder

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.

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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 Sao Paolo 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. 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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Returning to the Land of the Agile Sun

August 30, 2014

This past February I went to Japan for the AsianPLoP conference and toured around with a colleague. During this time we gave a tech talk to Rakuten.  I am doing a follow-up and teaching a course at Rakuten on Test Driven Development (TDD) and Refactoring.  I also plan on doing some sight seeing and visiting with some old and […]

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Back to Brazil

August 10, 2014

Once again, I’m returning to Brazil. This time I am teaching a Test Driven Development and Refactoring course for Teams that Innovate. As usual, I’m excited to be making the trip and I look forward to taking some time to catch up with some old friends and to make some new ones! I’m also looking […]

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Again at Agile PT #agilept

June 5, 2014

I’ve taken to the skies again. This time I’ve crossed the pond to visit beautiful Portugal for the Agile PT conference. I’ve attended in the past and am excited to visit again. Of course, I’m also looking forward to hanging with Ademar and others that I’ve gotten to know through the years. At this Agile […]

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Taking it to ScrumPLoP

May 17, 2014

ScrumPLoP is happening on May 24th and yours truly will be heading to Denmark to attend. Now this isn’t the first ScrumPLoP. There’s actually been five others before it. I’ve never had the chance to attend, but made an effort to get out there this year. I’m equally excited because I’ll be hanging with Ademar, […]

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Land of the Agile Sun

February 27, 2014

It’s been over two years since my last trip to Japan. I’m excited to be visiting the country once again and looking forward to seeing my friends and colleagues there. I’ll be arriving in Tokyo on the 27th. The next day, I will be travelling by bullet train, either Tokaido Shinkansen or possibly the Nozomi […]

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Return to Porto

November 22, 2013

What better way to bring an end to the year than by returning to beautiful Porto, Portugal. During this trip, I’ll be saying Olá to my friend and colleague Ademar Aguiar (along with others). He has asked me to come out to help work on an Adaptive Object Model project. I look forward to working […]

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Celebrating the 20th PLoP

November 4, 2013

  This year marked the 20th Pattern Languages of Programs conference. We celebrated this special event by returning to our roots at Allerton Park in Monticello, Illinois where the conference first began. This year’s conference bridged the gap between newcomers with great ideas and some old friends who have been with us from the beginning. […]

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