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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

It’s Complicated…

  • Adrian
    Cockcroft
    VP Cloud Architecture Strategy
    AWS

Thriving in a Stochastic World

  • Don
    Reinertsen
    Consultant & Author
    Reinertsen & Associates

Past, Present and Future of Java

  • Georges
    Saab
    VP Engineering
    Oracle

Speakers

Using Docker Safely

  • ADRIAN
    MOUAT
    Chief Scientist for
    Container Solutions

Adaptive Security

  • Aaron
    Bedra
    CTO / Chief Scientist
    Jemurai

Facebook’s Product Infrastructure

  • Adam
    Wolff
    Engineering Director
    Facebook

A Comment on How We Learn

  • Aino
    Corry
    Founder
    Metadeveloper

DevOps @ Wotif: Making Easy = Right

  • Alexandra
    Spillane
    Sr. System Administrator
    Wotif & Expedia

Rethinking MVC with React Native & ReactiveCocoa

  • Ben
    Teese
    Sr. Software Engineer
    Shine Solutions

Frugal Innovation and Scaffolding Software

  • Betty Enyonam
    Kumahor
    Founder
    The Cobalt Partners

The Miracle of Generators

  • Bodil
    Stokke
    Functional Programming Hipster
    Church of Emacs

40 Agile Methods in 40 Minutes

  • Craig
    Smith
    Global Agility Lead
    SoftEd

A Day in the Life of a Netflix Engineer

  • Dave
    Hahn
    Sr. Engineer Critical Operations & Reliability
    Netflix

Rigor Mortis (Avoiding)

  • Dave
    Thomas
    Publisher
    Pragmatic Programmers, LLC

The Future of Software Engineering

  • Glenn
    Vanderburg
    Sr. Director
    LivingSocial

Autonomy & Asynchrony: The Key to Designing Reliable Systems

  • Indu
    Alagarsamy
    Developer
    Particular Software

Microservices – Building Software that is #neverdone

  • James
    Lewis
    Principal Consultant
    ThoughtWorks

Virtual Teams: Making Them Work

  • Jon
    Williams
    Fractional CTO
    .

Transcript: End-User Programming Of Social Apps

  • Jonathan
    Edwards
    Member
    SAP CDG Labs

Play in C#

  • Mads
    Torgersen
    C# Program Manager
    Microsoft,

DevOps @ Wotif: Making Easy = Right

  • Matt
    Callanan
    Senior Software Development Engineer
    Expedia Group

Mobile Performance at Facebook

  • Mike
    Magruder
    Software Engineer
    Facebook

Pragmatic Microservices: Whether, When and How to Migrate

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

Production Haskell

  • Reid
    Draper
    Sr. Software Engineer
    Helium

Writing a Writer

  • Richard P
    Gabriel
    Researcher
    IBM Research

Deploying and Scaling Microservices

  • Sam
    Newman
    author of “Building Microservices”
    .

Rethinking MVC with React Native & ReactiveCocoa

  • Sam
    Ritchie
    Chief Codesplicer
    Codesplice

The Mother of all Programming Languages Demos

  • Sean
    Mcdirmid
    Researcher
    Microsoft Research Asia

Always Keep a Benchmark in your Back Pocket

  • Simon
    Garland
    Chief Strategist
    Kx’s

Making Hacking Child’s Play

  • Troy
    Hunt
    Web security expert
    .
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