Taming the Legacy Code Beast


This weekend I spoke at the Big Design Conference 2011 in Dallas. If you’ve never been to the Big Design Conference – I highly recommend it! Very rarely will you have so many extraordinary people at such a cozy conference for such a great price!

The premise of this talk is this: Last year I spoke on the 10 Reasons that Software Sucks, and that talk was really about the 10 practices that every developer should be doing.. so this talk is about what to do when those 10 things weren’t practiced, things have gone bad, and you need to get back on track!

If you missed this talk at the Big Design Conference, or the Tulsa School of Dev this year.. I will be giving this again at the next Dallas Tech Fest – and you can register for that now!

I’ve uploaded the slides to Slideshare, or you can flip through them below. Enjoy!


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About Caleb Jenkins

Caleb Jenkins is an international speaker, author and 6 time Microsoft MVP award recipient, he currently works for Solera as a Director of Software Development. An entertaining and informative speaker who approaches software from a fresh perspective that spans UX, agile practices and technologies for enterprise customers from across the globe. Leading UX product design teams, coaching multi-team agile transformations and architecting and mentoring at some of the largest companies in the world, As a long time community leader and former Microsoft Developer Evangelist, Caleb is well known for his engaging speaking style, depth of knowledge and creative energy. Founder and Principal Mentor of Proaction Mentors, former UX Manager and Agile Coach, Senior Architect for Six Flags Corporation, Product Architect on a Cloud Marketing Platform, Caleb has made a career out of empowering others while building products and teams that delight customers and solve business needs. You can follow him on twitter (@calebjenkins) or his blog, DevelopingUX.com and if you're still reading this, then you could also subscribe to his blog RSS feed or sign up to receive updates by email