General

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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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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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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Cosmic Mud Ball Comes Full Circle: PLoP PLoP, Fizz Fizz, Oh what a Relief it is!!!

October 23, 2013

As the Cosmic Mud Tour comes to a close, it’s a relief to PLoP down home again (fizz fizz). And how fitting that the tour ends up where it all began, at the Pattern Languages of Programming conference hosted by The Hillside Group at Allerton Park in Monticello, Illinois. The Pattern Languages of Programs (PLoP™) […]

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Cosmic Mud Tour 2013

October 4, 2013

My Big Ball of Mud Tour began this year in Portugal at the Agile & Scrum Portugal 2013 conference. This leg of the trip saw me in Brazil.  It started on September 26, when i stopped by the National Institute for Space Research in São José dos Campos. After giving a talk about Adaptive Object-Models, I […]

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Adapting Brazil for the Ultimate in Agility

September 23, 2013

It’s the end of September, and that means it’s back to Brazil for your friendly neighborhood agilist! I’ve got a full itinerary this year, and there are a number of stops planned for this trip. To start with, on September 26-27, I’ll be visiting the National Institute for Space Research (INPE)  in São José dos […]

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