Last year's Code PaLOUsa (held in downtown Louisville) was a blast, and it was great to meet up with some of you guys who were able make it out. I'm definitely excited about Code PaLOUsa 2012; there's a lot of great speakers, and it's right in the heart of bourbon country.

My Talk — Ugly Code: Beauty is in The Eye of the Beholder

It's said that without evil there can be no good and that without darkness, there can be no light. Is the same true of ugly and beautiful code? Maybe... but that's certainly not a question I'll be answering in this talk. Instead, we'll talk about ugly code, where it comes from, how to avoid it, and how to rid your codebase of it. And of course, I'll share some of my favorite anti-examples from The Daily WTF.

The TDWTF Discount + Bonus!

How about a $50 discount? If you register before Febuary 21st, it will only cost you $200 (instead of $250) using discount code TDWTF at checkout. Not only that, but you'll also get one of the elusive The Daily WTF mugs.

15oz of Awesomeness

About Code PaLOUsa

Code PaLOUsa is a three-day software development conference that covers all aspects of software development regardless of technology stack. The first day consists of hands-on workshops, followed by two-days of ten different development tracks:

  • Cloud - All things about the cloud, including the who, what, where, when, why, and how about cloud computing
  • Mobile - All things mobile - platforms, devices, content distribution, social networking, community building, and anything else used in conjunction with those devices which have small screens
  • Web Development - Web services, Ajax frameworks, and all things related to the browser
  • Methodologies - Anything pertinent to how modern development methodologies help build software faster, cheaper , and better
  • Languages - Discussions on what's new and cool in software development languages such as C#, Java, PHP, Python, Ruby, Visual Basic, etc.
  • Entrepreneur - Envision MDM Strategy as Part of Broader Information Strategy to Treat Information as Corporate Asset
  • Desktop Development - Standard applications, fat/smart client, client/server, and all things running local on Windows, Mac, or Linux
  • Architecture - SOA, W3C standards, WS* implementations, interoperability, and all things 30,000 feet or higher

There will be 62 technical presentations and panel discussions from well-known professionals in the software development community and two keynote talks from Billy Hollis and Jim Benson.