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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

The Future of High Speed Transportation

  • Anita
    Sengupta
    Rocket Scientist, Sr. Vice President
    University of Southern California

Cloud Performance Root Cause Analysis at Netflix

  • Brendan
    Gregg
    Sr. Performance Architect
    Netflix

3X: Explore/Expand/Extract

  • Kent
    Beck
    Author
    Extreme Programming

Speakers

The Importance of Laughter

  • Aino
    Corry
    Founder
    Metadeveloper

#NOCODE

  • Avdi
    Grimm
    Head Chef
    Ruby Tapas

Cloud, Containers, Kubernetes

  • Bridget
    Kromhout
    Principal Cloud Developer Advocate
    Microsoft

Deprecating Simplicity

  • Casey
    Rosenthal
    CEO / Cofounder
    Verica.io

The Metrics You Should Use (but probably don't)

  • Cat
    Swetel
    Software Consultant
    ......

Functional Composition

  • Chris
    Ford
    Principal Consultant
    ThoughtWorks

Events and Commands: Developing Asynchronous Microservices

  • Chris
    Richardson
    Software architect
    Eventuate.io

The Problem with Pre-aggregated Metrics

  • Christine
    Yen
    Co-Founder
    Honeycomb

Lessons learned building Kubernetes controllers

  • Dave
    Cheney
    Staff Systems Engineer
    Heptio

Transforming Programming

  • Dave
    Thomas
    Publisher
    Pragmatic Programmers, LLC

Streaming Data with Kafka and Microservices

  • Dean
    Wampler
    Software Developer, Expert in Big Data, Scala, and Functional Programming. Mastering Deep Learning.
    ....

How to Avoid the Top Ten Software Security Flaws

  • Gary
    McGraw
    Vice President of Security Technology
    Synopsys

Code is Your Partner in Thought

  • George
    Fairbanks
    Software Engineer
    Google

Automatic Programming How Far can Machines Go?

  • Hila
    Peleg
    Doctoral Researcher
    Technion - Israeli Institute of Technology

What is 'this'? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  • Jake
    Ginnivan
    Tech Lead
    Seven West Media

Shaving the Golden Yak

  • Jessica
    Kerr
    Lead Engineer
    Atomist

Neural Nets From The Ground Up

  • Joe
    Albahari
    .NET Developer
    LINQPad

BOSSA nova: Beyond Agile - Preparing for Digitalization

  • Jutta
    Eckstein
    Coach, Consultant, Trainer
    self-employed

Is the 370 the worst bus in Sydney?

  • Katie
    Bell
    Software Engineer
    Individual

1968

  • Kevlin
    Henney
    Software Development, Consultancy, and Training
    Curbralan

Cancel All My Appointments

  • Kyle
    Simpson
    Passionate Javascripter. Open Web Evangelist
    ....

Failure and Change: Principles of Reliable Systems

  • Mark
    Hibberd
    Head of Technology
    Kinesis

Grinding the Monolith

  • Michael
    Nygard
    Vice President of Customer Solutions
    Cognitect

Java in a World of Containers

  • Mikael
    Vidstedt
    Director of the Java Virtual Machine
    Oracle

Building Evolutionary Architectures

  • Neal
    Ford
    Director, Software Architect
    ThoughtWorks

Serverless in Practice

  • Peter
    Sbarski
    VP Engineering, VP Content
    https://acloud.guru

Breaking Codes, Designing Jets, and Building Teams

  • Randy
    Shoup
    VP Engineering
    WeWork (former Stitch Fix, eBay, Google)

Attitude Determines Altitude - Engineering Yourself

  • Randy
    Shoup
    VP Engineering
    WeWork (former Stitch Fix, eBay, Google)

Live Coding the intersection between the Arts, Technology and Research

  • Sam
    Aaron
    programmer, educator, live coding musician, Creator of
    Sonic Pi

Big Data, Fast Data @ PayPal

  • Sid
    Anand
    Chief Data Engineer
    Paypal
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