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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

TBA

  • Gene Kim
    Founder
    Tripwire

TBA

  • Stephen Carver
    Sr. Lecturer in Project & Programme Management Action, Execution and Implementation
    Cranfield MBA

TBA

  • Sabine Hauert
    President
    Robohub

TBA

  • Gil Tene
    CTO & Co-Founder
    Azul Systems

Speakers

TBA

  • Michael Hunger
    Developer Relations
    https://neo4j.com

Evolving Chaos Engineering

  • Casey Rosenthal
    CEO / Cofounder
    Verica.io

Building APIs Rapidly with Azure Functions

  • Lars Klint
    Technical Instructor, Microsoft MVP
    A Cloud Guru

Grow your own tech leads

  • Ken Scambler
    Software Architect
    MYOB

TBA

  • John Le Drew
    Owner
    Wise Noodles

TBA

  • Jennifer Scheurle
    Lead Game Designer
    ArenaNet

TBA

  • Sonia Cuff
    Cloud Advocate
    Microsoft

Game Developer or Game Designer?

  • Dwight Sullivan
    Sr. Game Developer
    Stern Pinball Inc

Cultivating Production Excellence

  • Liz Fong-Jones
    Site Reliability Engineer
    Honeycomb.io

TBA

  • Todd L. Montgomery
    Founder and Principal Consultant
    StoneTor

The Ultimate Metric

  • Arty Starr
    Founder
    DreamScale, Inc.

The lost art of software design

  • Simon Brown
    Independent Consultant
    Structurizr Limited

JavaScript: Skeletons in the Closet

  • Allen Wirfs-Brock
    Programming Language Futurist/Standardista
    Wirfs-Brock Associates

Growing Your Personal Design Heuristics

  • Rebecca Wirfs-Brock
    Consultant, Inventor of Responsibility-Driven Design & xDD
    Wirfs-Brock Associates

Evolutionary Design Animated

  • James Shore
    Consultant
    Titanium I.T. LLC

Compiling Dynamical Systems for Efficient Simulation on Reconfigurable Analog Computers

  • Sara Achour
    PhD Student in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    MIT

3 insights from 4 years at Spotify

  • Jason Yip
    Sr. Agile Coach
    Spotify

Designing Distributed Systems with TLA+

  • Hillel Wayne
    Author
    Practical TLA+

TBA

  • Matthew Keesan
    VP Software Engineering
    IonQ

Mature microservices and how to operate them

  • Sarah Wells
    Technical Director for Operations and Reliability
    Financial Times

Ready for Rust

  • Erik Dörnenburg
    Software Developer and Consultant
    Thoughtworks

Interaction Protocols: It's All About Good Manners

  • Martin Thompson
    High-Performance Computing Specialist
    Real Logic

Does agile make us less secure?

  • Michael Brunton-Spall
    Cybersecurity consultant
    Independent

TBA

  • Mandy Michael
    Front End Developer, Speaker, Dev Manager
    Fenders Perth

Workshops

Visualising software architecture with the C4 model

  • Simon Brown
    Independent Consultant
    Structurizr Limited

Faster, More Effective Test-Driven Development

  • James Shore
    Consultant
    Titanium I.T. LLC

High-Performance Messaging & Services with Aeron

  • Martin Thompson
    High-Performance Computing Specialist
    Real Logic
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