Workshop Detail

Developing a Design Sense for your Code

1 Day Workshop on Friday, September 30, 2016 (9am to 4pm)

Many of us are stuck with messy code. We know it’s not great but it works and what can we do? Where and how do you start?


In order to make delicious food, you need to develop a palate capable of discerning good and bad. Without good taste, you can't make good food. - Jiro Ono (World’s Best Sushi Chef)

We are going to use some cutting edge training to train your pattern recognition section of your brain to instantly recognize common, reoccurring anti-pattern (smells) in your code.

Then we will learn very specific techniques to start improving on these specific smells.

Once you are trained to see these anti-patterns you’ll recognize them everywhere. Now that you are equipped to handle them your code will start to transform into something beautiful and easy to work with.

Note: this is a code intensive workshop. It is encouraged to bring some of your own code to practice on, but this is not required.


Llewellyn Falco

Llewellyn Falco

Llewellyn Falco

As an Agile software consultant Llewellyn Falco routinely finds himself working with companies undergoing transformations who have hired him to improve their employees' ability to deal with messy, orphaned, and otherwise ugly code. He is the inventor of approval tests ( and you can get a pretty good idea of him form this blog post: