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At YOW! Melbourne, 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

Aaron Bedra

CTO / Chief Scientist

Jemurai

Aaron Bedra

Repsheet: A Behavior Based Approach to Web Application Security

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Adrian Cockcroft

VP Cloud Architecture Strategy

AWS

Adrian Cockcroft

Cloud Native Architecture at Netflix

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Andrew Sorensen

Director

moso.com.au

Andrew Sorensen

Programming In Time – Live Coding for Creative Performances

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Ben Christensen

software engineer

Netflix Edge Services

Ben Christensen

Creating Observable APIs with Rx

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Brian LeRoux

Co-Founder / CTO

Begin

Brian LeRoux

Mobile Web Whirlwind Tour of PhoneGap, Cordova & Topcoat

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Charles Nutter

JVM expert, JRuby hacker and evangelist

Red Hat

Charles Nutter

Beyond JVM

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Daniel Spiewak

Sr. Developer

SlamData

Daniel Spiewak

Living in a Post-Functional World

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Dave Thomas

Chief Scientist

CSO Kx Systems

Dave Thomas

NoSQL & NewSQL – The Empire Strikes Back?

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David Evans

Agile Consultant

Neuri Consulting LLP

David Evans

Setting a Good Example – How to improve your SbE, BDD and ATDD artefacts

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Douglas Crockford

Chief Scientist

Paypal

Douglas Crockford

The World’s Most Misunderstood Programming Language

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Eric Evans

Author of Domain Driven Design

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Eric Evans

Focusing the Core Domain: Domain-Driven Design Case Study

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Gilad Bracha

Developer

Google

Gilad Bracha

Explorations in Next Generation Web Languages

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Hadi Hariri

Technical Evangelist

JetBrains

Hadi Hariri

Refactoring Legacy Codebases

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Jared Wyles

Sr. Computer Scientist

Adobe Systems

Jared Wyles

Web Performance – The Past the Present and the Future

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Jay Fields

Software Engineer

DRW Trading

Jay Fields

Lessons Learned from Adopting Clojure

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Jed Wesley-Smith

Director of Engineering

Simple Machines

Jed Wesley-Smith

Industrial Experiences Transitioning to Functional Programming

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Jeff Hawkins

co-founder

Grok

Jeff Hawkins

Computing Like the Brain: The Path to Machine Intelligence

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Jeff Patton

Chief Trouble Maker

Jeff Patton and Associates

Jeff Patton

Safety Not Guaranteed: How Successful Teams Ignore the Rules to Create Successful Products

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Jim Webber

Chief Scientist

Neo4j

Jim Webber

A Little Graph Theory for the Busy Developer

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Joe Albahari

.NET Developer

LINQPad

Joe Albahari

Solving the Hard Problem of Concurrency

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Joel Pobar

Engineering Manager

Facebook

Joel Pobar

Move Fast and Ship Things

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Julien Verlaguet

Software Engineer

Facebook

Julien Verlaguet

Moving faster with PHP at Facebook

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Kevlin Henney

Software Development, Consultancy, and Training

Curbralan

Kevlin Henney

The SOLID Design Principles Deconstructed

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Kornelis Sietsma

Consultant

ThoughtWorks

Kornelis Sietsma

Industrial Experiences Transitioning to Functional Programming

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Kyle Simpson

Passionate Javascripter. Open Web Evangelist

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Kyle Simpson

New Rules For JavaScript

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Liz Keogh

Agile Consultant

BDD

Liz Keogh

Handling Uncertainty with Behavior-Driven Development

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Lyssa Adkins

Founder

Agile Coaching Institute

Lyssa Adkins

Hiring (or Growing) the Right Agile Coach

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Michael Neale

Co-Founder

CloudBees

Michael Neale

Industrial Experiences Transitioning to Functional Programming

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Michael Barker

High Performance Java expert

LMAX Disruptor

Michael Barker

Disruptor 3.0: Details and Advanced Patterns

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Michael Nygard

Vice President of Customer Solutions

Cognitect

Michael Nygard

Five Years of DevOps: Where are we Now?

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Michael Spayd

Chief Executive

Agile Coaching Institute

Michael Spayd

Hiring (or Growing) the Right Agile Coach

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Mike Dixon

Global Visual Analytics

Google Earth Engine

Mike Dixon

Google Earth Engine: Enabling Science with Novel Software

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Patrick Debois

Father of DevOps

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Patrick Debois

Devops Modelling (Theory, Practice and Caveats)

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Philip Wadler

Professor of Theoretical Computer Science

University of Edinburgh

Philip Wadler

How Best to Blend a Domain-Specific Language into a Host Language?

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Philippe Kruchten

Professor of Software Engineering

University of British Columbia

Philippe Kruchten

What Colours is Your Backlog?

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Sam Newman

author of “Building Microservices”

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Sam Newman

Practical Considerations For Microservice Architectures

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Scott Hanselman

Author of numerous .NET books

Microsoft

Scott Hanselman

Angle Brackets, Curly Braces, JavaScript & Assembler

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Steve Vinoski

Architect

Basho Technologies

Steve Vinoski

Exploring Riak’s Service Architecture

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Stewart Gleadow

Sr. Tech Lead

REA Group

Stewart Gleadow

No App Is An Island

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Trisha Gee

Developer Advocate

JetBrains

Trisha Gee

What do you Mean, Backwards Compatibility?

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