Matthew Jones

Information & Communications Technology

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Glendale, Arizona, United States

The Software Anti-Pattern Extravaganza!

Anti-patterns are ideas, methodologies, strategies and constructs that supposedly help solve problems, but in reality make newer, more sinister issues. They are everywhere, in every organization to some extent. The problem is: what should be done about them?

In this fast-paced session, we'll take a humorous look at some of the most common anti-patterns. From accidentally developing a relational database inside a relational database (The Inner-Platform Effect), to what happens when everything looks like a nail (Golden Hammer), to organizations which cannot really talk to each other (Stovepipe Enterprise), these anti-patterns are insidious and very, very common. This session presents stories and potential strategies to work with, prevent, and mitigate common software anti-patterns.

Oh, and there will also be alien abductions, smiting, mud, and lots of jokes and stories. Don't miss it!

Matthew Jones

Lead Software Developer - U-Haul

Matthew Jones is a programmer, a dad, a husband, a geek, a blogger, a speaker... lots of things. For the last 10+ years he's been working in business with the .NET framework, and dabbling in other technologies along the way. Currently he works for U-Haul international out of Phoenix, where he and his team build everything you can imagine related to moving. Oh, and he also writes a tech blog called Exception Not Found ( where he tries to be funny, useful, and insightful, and occasionally even manages it. Weird, right?

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