Joseph Yoder

I’m once again returning to Japan and looking forward to seeing my friends and colleagues there.

I’ll be arriving in Tokyo on the March 4th. I’ll take in the sites before working with Hironori Washizaki Research Group on Software Modeling Patterns and Evalution Software Models including Refactoring.  I may also meet with an agile group while there. My main reason for the trip besides collaborating with Hiro will be to attend AsianPLoP 2015: 4th Asian Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs which runs from March 5-7.

At AsianPLoP, I will be hosting a workshop about Shepherding and also I will be presenting a focus Group with Rebecca Wirfs-Brock on Processes for Making Lively Things which is related to Alexander’s Nature of Order., In addition to the workshop, I’ll be presenting a paper called “Patterns for Initial Architectural Design on Agile Projects”, with Eduardo Guerra and Rebecca Wirfs-Brock.

I’m staying until March 14th where I will be collaborating with Takashi Iba at COINs 15. I’m also meeting and collaborating with a good friend Yasunobu Kawaguchi about Agile and more. I plan on giving a talk at Rakuten while there.

I look forward to arriving in Japan and seeing the beautiful country once again. If you will be in the area or at the conference, get in touch!

I will be traveling once again to São Paulo near the end of January 2015 where I will be teaching an open enrollment course on Pragmatic Test Driven Development (TDD) and Refactoring Jan 28th and 29th. I will be presenting an enhanced 2-day version focusing on the primary points for Clean Code, Refactoring and TDD. More details can be found here:
      http://timesinovadores.com/inscricoes-abertas/

If anyone you know might be interested could you please forward them to the above link. There is limited enrollment as I really work on keeping it focused. I’d really appreciate it if you can pass this on to any of your colleagues.

Also if you have time to get together and talk while I’m in São Paulo, please let me know. I always enjoy Brazil and as it will be very cold in Illinois during January I am looking forward to going south :-)!

Israel bound!

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 […]

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Brazil again this year

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 […]

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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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