Matthew Plavcan

Matthew Plavcan

Matt helps companies build self-sustaining change at the team and organizational levels. His client background includes XP, Scrum, Lean, and large-scale Agile adoptions. Matt served as Intel's first dedicated technical coach on its Emergent Systems and Coaching Team. He assisted hardware and software teams across the company with Agile adoption, including instruction in the Scrum framework and software development practices. As a senior member of Intel's lead microprocessor design team, he guided verification of the Pentium 4, Core 2, and Core i7 chip series. He is a co-author of “The Art of Validation”, an internal reference on the philosophy and process of Intel verification teams. Matt holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, where he also taught software development. He is an advocate and instructor of the Code Dojo and Coderetreat patterns, which use dedicated practice to hone professional programming skills. He started Intel's Dojo and Retreat program in 2011 that is still growing today. Matt is a global coordinator for the Global Day of Coderetreat, and he facilitates software practice events for the Portland, Oregon community. Matt firmly believes in the “by doing it, and helping others do it” portion of the Agile Manifesto. Matt joined VR Motion Corporation as its part-time Chief Technical Officer in 2017 . VR Motion builds products that power virtual reality experiences for the automotive market. Matt uses his experiments in building small-company culture to test-drive new development ideas. Matt resides in Portland, Oregon. He is an avid automobile racer, model railroader, and judoka.