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  • Sandro Manteiga and Joseph Yoder will both be presenting November 5th-6th, 2014 at Agile Brazil 2014. Sandro will give a talk on the topic of “Measuring the Value of Incremental Delivery of Software. Joseph Yoder will give a keynote on “Taming Big Balls of Mud with Diligence, Agile Practices, and Hard Work” and also a talk on “Pragmatic, Not Dogmatic TDD: Rethinking How We Test”.
  • Joe presented a talk October 13th and 14th, 2014 on QA to AQ: Shifting from Quality Assurance to Agile Quality and presented a workshop on Refactoring and Clean Code at JDD 2014 in Krakow Poland. On his way back from Krakow, Joe met up with Woody Hull (Mob Programming) in Stockholm, Sweden. Joe visited H&M with Woody where Joe gave a talk on Sustainable Architecture and Joe also joined Woody the next day at Spotify where we talked with some Agile coaches about Mob Programming.
  • This year was the 20th anniversary of PLoP and the GoF Design Patterns Book. Joe participated at this conference as c0-chair and local organizer, presented a bootcamp for those working on patterns. The conference was held in Allerton Park near Monticello Illinois September 14-17, 2014.
  • Joe came back from Japan to New York City Sept 11-12th, 2014 to give a keynote on “Sustaining Architecture” and a workshop on “So you think that your application cannot be tested? Evolving Legacy Code”  for an internal Bank of America conference. This was held at the World Financial Center down by the World Trade Center in New York City.
  • Joe presented a TDD & Refactoring course Sept 1-5th, 2014  in Tokyo, Japan to Rakuten. He’ll also gave a talk on Taming Big Ball of Muds through Agile, Diligence and Hard work at an XP conference while there. Read more.
  • August 11-13th, 2014 Joe taught a Refactoring and TDD course in São Paulo, Brazil. Read More.
  • On August 1st, 2014 Joe gave a tech talk at ThoughtWorks concerning: QA to AQ: Shifting from Quality Assurance to Agile Quality.
  • Joe taught a Refactoring & TDD course at Cisco Systems July 14th – 18th in Boxborough, MA.
  • Joe once again helped organize Agile Portugal 2014, as part of the Steering Committee. He attended and participated at the conference, which included hosting a Panel and Retrospective of Agile Portugal 2014. Read more
  • This year Joe was able to attend ScrumPLoP 2014 which was held in Denmark. We discussed best practices for Scrum. The ultimate goal is to release a pattern catalog on the practices of Scrum. Read more
  • Joe traveled to Tokyo, Japan for the 3rd Asian PLoP conference. He led a workshop on Alexander’s Properties, taken from the Nature of Order by Christopher Alexander. Read more