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At YOW! Sydney, 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

  • Gil
    Tene
    CTO & Co-Founder
    Azul Systems

TBA

  • Troy
    Hunt
    Web security expert
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Speakers

Retrospective Antipatterns

  • Aino
    Corry
    Founder
    Metadeveloper

JavaScript: Skeletons in the Closet

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

The Ultimate Metric

  • Arty
    Starr
    Founder
    DreamScale, Inc.

Evolving Chaos Engineering

  • Casey
    Rosenthal
    CEO / Cofounder
    Verica.io

193 Easy Steps to DevOpsing Your Monolith

  • Cat
    Swetel
    Engineering Manager
    Ticketmaster

Game Developer or Game Designer?

  • Dwight
    Sullivan
    Sr. Game Developer
    Stern Pinball Inc

Ready for Rust

  • Erik
    Dörnenburg
    Software Developer and Consultant
    Thoughtworks

Designing Distributed Systems with TLA+

  • Hillel
    Wayne
    Author
    Practical TLA+

Scale, Microservices and Flow

  • James
    Lewis
    Principal Consultant
    Thoughtworks

Evolutionary Design Animated

  • James
    Shore
    Consultant
    Titanium I.T. LLC

3 insights from 4 years at Spotify

  • Jason
    Yip
    Sr. Agile Coach
    Spotify

Sustainable, Lasting, Authentic Change

  • John Le
    Drew
    Owner
    Wise Noodles

The Reactive Revolution

  • Josh
    Long
    Spring Developer Advocate
    Pivotal

Grow your own tech leads

  • Ken
    Scambler
    Software Architect
    MYOB

Full Stack Accessibility, and the Business Case for Inclusion

  • Larene Le
    Gassick
    Inclusion Engineer
    larene.dev

Cultivating Production Excellence

  • Liz
    Fong-Jones
    Site Reliability Engineer
    Honeycomb.io

Frictionless Frontends for Backend Developers

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

Interaction Protocols: It's All About Good Manners

  • Martin
    Thompson
    High-Performance Computing Specialist
    Real Logic

Automating Operations with Machine Learning

  • Matt
    Callanan
    Senior Software Development Engineer
    Expedia Group

Quantum Computing and You

  • Matthew
    Keesan
    VP Software Engineering
    IonQ

Does agile make us less secure?

  • Michael
    Brunton-Spall
    Cybersecurity consultant
    Independent

How Graphs Help Investigative Journalist to Connect the Dots

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

Growing Your Personal Design Heuristics

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

Mature microservices and how to operate them

  • Sarah
    Wells
    Technical Director for Operations and Reliability
    Financial Times

The lost art of software design

  • Simon
    Brown
    Independent Consultant
    Structurizr Limited

Cloud Governance and Cost Management

  • Sonia
    Cuff
    Cloud Advocate
    Microsoft

Level Up: Quality, Security, and Safety

  • Todd L.
    Montgomery
    Founder and Principal Consultant
    StoneTor

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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