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At YOW! Brisbane, leading software industry experts from all over the world, handpicked by our program committee, come together for two days to provide amazing networking and learning opportunities. Their talks are designed to bring you the latest practices as well as future directions in software development and delivery. Meet your favourite authors and bloggers. Sign up for a workshop for an intense learning experience. Network with people who truly care about delivering great software.

YOW! Speakers are chosen based on their expertise; they provide excellent, technically rich content, appropriate to all roles in software and IT, completely independent of commercial concerns such as sponsorship or product. This means no commercials, ever, just lots of case studies and stories from the trenches.

Serious software professionals and IT leaders from all across the organisation will benefit from attending. Whether you’re a developer, architect, product owner, team lead, coach, or manager, don’t miss this learning opportunity. Our speakers have a wealth of experience they’re eager to share with you.

Keynotes

Taking Back “Software Engineering”: Craftsmanship is not Enough

  • Dave
    Farley
    Independent Software Consultant
    Continuous Delivery Ltd

Enterprise Architecture = Architecting the Enterprise?

  • Gregor
    Hohpe
    Fellow
    Singapore Smart Nation

Principles of Play & Programming

  • Linda
    Liukas
    Childrens Book Author / Illustrator
    Hello Ruby

Cloud Data Pipelines for Genomics from a Bioinformatician and a Developer

  • Lynn
    Langit
    Big Data and Cloud Architect
    Lynn Langit Consulting
  • Dr. Denis
    Bauer
    Team Leader Transformational Bioinformatics
    CSIRO

Speakers

AWS Security Essentials

  • Aaron
    Bedra
    CTO / Chief Scientist
    Jemurai

Kalman Folding for the Brave and True

  • Brian
    Beckman
    Physicist & Engineer
    Amazon

Quantifying the Influence of Beautiful Environments on Human Well-Being

  • Chanuki Illushka
    Seresinhe
    Doctoral Researcher
    University of Warwick

Reactive Systems

  • Dave
    Farley
    Independent Software Consultant
    Continuous Delivery Ltd

Learning in Product: How Wrong are You Ready to Be?

  • David
    Hussman
    Lead Product Geek
    DevJam

The Technical Debt Trap

  • Doc
    Norton
    Co-Founder and Change Catalyst
    OnBelay

Dynamic Reteaming: The Art & Wisdom of Changing Teams

  • Heidi
    Helfand
    Director of Engineering Excellence
    Procore Technologies

How Agile Screwed Up Product Ownership, and 5 Things You Can Do to Fix It

  • Jeff
    Patton
    Chief Trouble Maker
    Jeff Patton and Associates

Using EEG and Machine Learning to Perform Lie Detection

  • Jennifer
    Marsman
    Principal Software Development Engineer
    Microsoft

Better APIs with GraphQL

  • Josh
    Price
    Technical Director and Founder
    Alembic

Modern Agile

  • Joshua
    Kerievsky
    CEO
    Industrial Logic Inc.

Machines that Learn Through Action: The Future of AI

  • Julie
    Pitt
    Co-Founder
    Order of Magnitude Labs

Reflex: A New Reactive Programming Language at Facebook

  • Julien
    Verlaguet
    Software Engineer
    Facebook

Flutter: The Best Way to Build for Mobile?

  • Kasper
    Lund
    Software Engineer
    Google

The Bait & Switch of Open Source

  • Katrina
    Owen
    Ecosystem Engineer
    GitHub

Adopting FP: A Human-First Approach

  • Ken
    Scambler
    Software Architect
    MYOB

All the Things We Didn’t Do

  • Kresten Krab
    Thorup
    CTO & Founder
    Humio

Twelve Patterns for Evolvable Web APIs

  • Mike
    Amundsen
    Director of API Architect
    CA Technologies

Delivering LiveQueries via LiveServer

  • Ondrej
    Lehecka
    Engineering Manager
    Facebook

The Next Generation of Microservices

  • Phil
    Calçado
    Software Engineer
    Buoyant

How the Olympics Can Make You a Better Person

  • Sandy
    Mamoli
    Director of All Things Agile
    Nomad8

Introducing kids to code through hardware using C++

  • Sara
    Chipps
    CEO & Co-Founder
    Jewelbots

Software Architecture for Developers

  • Simon
    Brown
    Independent Consultant
    Structurizr Limited

Test Driven Development: That’s Not What We Meant

  • Steve
    Freeman
    Director
    Higher Order Logic

Functional Programming in Aviation

  • Tony
    Morris
    Sr. Software Engineer
    Queensland FP Lab, Data61

Estimates or NoEstimates?

  • Woody
    Zuill
    Agile Guide / Trainer / Developer
    Zuill Development

Lies, Damned Lies, and Timeouts

  • Yao
    Yue
    Engineer
    Twitter

Bionic Implanted and Mobile Software in Six (years of) Easy (ish) Steps

  • Mark
    Aufflick
    Director
    The High Technology Bureau
  • Adam
    Searle
    iOS Platform Lead
    Cochlear

Clustered Event-Driven Services

  • Olivier
    Deheurles
    Co-Founder & Director
    Adaptive
  • James
    Watson
    Software Developer
    Adaptive
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