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The Gift of Coding for Newbies Hello Ruby books   Co-founder of RailsGirls and childrens book author Linda Liukas keynoted at YOW! 2017 (watch online) and inspired the audience to imagine how the next generation will relate to technology. In her books Adventures in Coding and Journey Inside the Computer, a small girl with a […]

So how do you Kotlin?

Mike Gouline

How do you learn Kotlin and start using it in your daily development? Hopefully, this article can help answer that and send you on your way.

YOW’s New Voices in Tech Speaker Training

Amy Kapernick

For the last 5 years, YOW have worked to increase the diversity of tech conferences by offering a full day of speaker training for women in tech. I sat down with a previous participant, Julie Grundy, to hear about her experience.

How to Plan your YOW! Conference Schedule

Kris Howard

In 2017, YOW! moved to using Confengine to manage speakers, talk submissions, and conference programs. Hopefully you’ll notice that the process of submitting a proposal is a little easier and more user friendly now! (Incidentally, we’re now looking for speakers for the CTO Summits in Melbourne and Sydney.) Another advantage of the new system is […]

On Speaking at YOW

Sam Ritchie,

At last year’s YOW! Connected, I was introduced as a ‘YOW! Veteran’. That didn’t sound like me, but I counted up and realised I’ve now spoken at nine YOW!-flavoured conferences. With the upcoming YOW! West I thought I’d give some general experiences & advice to first time speakers to give a bit of insight into […]

6 February Wrap Up

Kris Howard

It’s been several weeks since my last report, and as you might expect – I’ve been busy! I spent the week from January 16-20 in Hobart, Tasmania for linux.conf.au. What a beautiful city for a conference! More than 500 Free and Open Source Software enthusiasts met up for five days of talks and workshops. I […]

GOOGLE CLOUD DATA PIPELINE PATTERNS

MELBOURNE – 9 FEB | SYDNEY – 15 FEB | BRISBANE – 20 FEB GOOGLE CLOUD DATA PIPELINE PATTERNS In 2017, Google will open a cloud data center in Australia. GCP includes a number of services (BigQuery, BigTable, Cloud SQL…) to consider for your project. Which service(s) are most commonly used and in what combination(s)? Hear details […]

Volunteering with YOW!

Hayden Warmington

Thinking about being a volunteer at the next YOW! event, but are unsure what you’re in for? You’ve come to the right place. I’ve been lucky enough to work with YOW! twice now and will definitely be back for more. In this post I’lll be talking mostly about my experience at YOW! Conference 2016, so […]

13 January Wrap Up

Kris Howard

Welcome to 2017, everyone! The year started slowly with only a few meetups as everyone enjoyed the holidays, but thankfully things have started to ramp up again. The first meetup I attended in 2017 was Sydney Testers last week at the Tyro FinTechHub. The speaker was a special guest in from the UK – Richard Bradshaw, the […]

What to Expect at Your First YOW! Conference

Kris Howard

Happy 2017, everyone! Since most of the meetup groups go on hiatus around the holidays, I haven’t had any fodder for a Meetup Wrap in a long time. On the upside it’s been very relaxing, and it’s given me the opportunity to reflect on the many YOW! events I’ve attended in the past year. I’ve […]

27 November Wrap Up

Kris Howard

The YOW! 2016 Conference is sold out in Melbourne, but you can still get tickets for Sydney and Brisbane. There are also DepthFirst workshops in Sydney and Melbourne. I was going to say it was a slow week… but I’ve just checked my calendar, and I still made it to FIVE different events! The first on Monday […]

20 November Wrap Up

Kris Howard

The YOW! 2016 Conference is sold out in Melbourne, but you can still get tickets for Sydney and Brisbane. There are also DepthFirst workshops in Sydney and Melbourne. Three meetups this week, including another trip to Melbourne! On Tuesday I flew to Melbourne to host YOW Night in the amazing event space at Zendesk. Our speaker was Lindsay […]