Refactory News

Scrum Rio 2023

Vista do Morro Dona MartaJoe attended Scrum Rio again after the pandemic where he gave a keynote and more. He was excited to visit Rio once again. It has been a long time since he has been back to Rio. Very well ran event. Thanks to K21 and more for organizing such a wonderful event. Afterwards he traveled to Sampa to collaborate with many friends and colleagues at USP and more...

ACM named Joe Yoder as a Distinguished Member

Creating Extraordinary SoftwareJoe was named a Distinguished Member on December 7th, 2022 by the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), in the category of Outstanding Engineering Contributions to Computing.

The ACM Distinguished Members program honors both accomplishment and commitment and members are selected for specific and impactful work, as well as their longstanding commitment to being a part of the ACM professional association.

A Distinguished Member is expected to have served as a mentor and role model by guiding technical career development and contributing to the field beyond the norm.

More information can be found on the ACM webpage and the USP-IME webpage.

How to Create Extraordinary Software

Creating Extraordinary SoftwareJoe will once again be in São Paulo and is collaborating an organizing an event with USP Universidade de São Paulo on "How to create extraordinary software" on December 8th. We will have talks by Sandro Manteiga, Ceci Fernandes, Alfredo Goldman, and Alex Freire. Find more information at:

Joe is looking forward to participating with the second edition of this event. It will be presential and online. You can register for free here.

Making Agile Happen: It's All About the People

Making Ideas Happen

Instructors: MaryLynn Manns and Joseph Yoder
                      (email for more information)

Date: May 21, 2021 11:00am-2:30 pm EDT (New York timezone)

Instructors will be available after the workshop (2:30-3:30 pm EDT) to discuss your challenges in Making Agile Happen.

Description:  If you are reading this, you know that Agile is cool. But perhaps, everyone in your organization does not. Are you facing challenges in making Agile happen? Are there resistors that are standing in your way? Bring your frustrations!

This is an interactive overview of Fearless Change strategies and how they can be used to help you make Agile happen in your organization.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Identify some challenges you face in convincing people to make Agile happen
  • Identify some well-defined solutions to some of your challenges
    (and discover how you can find more solutions later)

You will leave this workshop with some specific strategies you can use right away!

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