Junilu Lacar has over 30 years of experience in software development and over twenty years with the Java platform and related technologies. Currently, he is a coach with Accenture | SolutionsIQ (now Accenture Business Agility), where he helps teams improve their technical practices with a strong focus on practices like TDD/BDD, clean code and architecture, refactoring, automated testing, CI/CD, and collaborative development techniques like pair and mob/ensemble programming.

Junilu is also a volunteer moderator at CodeRanch.com and has facilitated the local event for Global Day of CodeRetreat in Columbus, Ohio since 2016.

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Why is Technical Debt So Hard to Pay Down and How You Can Make It Easier

Technical debt is a common problem in most codebases. It slows us down and puts our projects at risk. Some of the common ways teams try to address technical debt tend not to be very effective, and they can be counterproductive.

In this session, we'll go over some of these ineffective ways of addressing technical debt and the alternatives that will help you move the needle to get better.