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YOW! West is now YOW! Perth. Leading software industry experts from all over the world (including Australia), handpicked by our program committee, are coming together again in Perth 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.

As always, 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 management, don’t miss this learning opportunity. Our speakers have a wealth of experience they’re eager to share with you.


Speeding Up Innovation

  • Adrian Cockcroft
    VP Cloud Architecture Strategy

3X: Explore / Expand / Extract

  • Kent Beck
    Extreme Programming

A Programmer's Guide to Sound

  • Andrew Sorensen


Scaling Mobile at REA

  • Stewart Gleadow
    Sr. Tech Lead
    REA Group

Full Stack Accessibility, and the Business Case for Inclusion

  • Larene Le Gassick
    Inclusion Engineer

Automating Operations with Machine Learning

  • Matt Callanan
    Senior Software Development Engineer
    Expedia Group

Turning 'wat' into why

  • Katie McLaughlin
    Cloud Developer Advocate

Microservices. Test smarter, not harder.

  • Beth Skurrie

Architects live in the first derivative

  • Gregor Hohpe
    Singapore Smart Nation

Serverless in Production: Lessons from a Skeptic

  • Kris Howard
    Solutions Architect Manager
    Amazon Web Services

Interaction Protocols: It's All About Good Manners

  • Martin Thompson
    High-Performance Computing Specialist
    Real Logic

Your Team As A Distributed System

  • Andrew Harvey
    CTO in Residence

Sustainable pace – The forgotten Agile principle

  • Bernd Schiffer
    Agile Coach, Trainer, and Consultant
    Bold Mover

Enduring Engineering Practices

  • Evan Bottcher
    Head of Engineering
  • Shohre Mansouri
    Sr. Consultant Developer


Workshop - Cloud Native Architecture - Words of Experience, Bits of Advice

  • Adrian Cockcroft
    VP Cloud Architecture Strategy

Workshop - Contract Testing Fundamentals with Pact

  • Beth Skurrie

Workshop - Microservice Architecture Essentials

  • Chris Richardson
    Software architect

Workshop - Scrum Overview

  • Bernd Schiffer
    Agile Coach, Trainer, and Consultant
    Bold Mover
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