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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

How Best to Blend a Domain-Specific Language into a Host Language?

  • Philip
    Wadler
    Professor of Theoretical Computer Science
    University of Edinburgh

Angle Brackets, Curly Braces, JavaScript & Assembler

  • Scott
    Hanselman
    Author of numerous .NET books
    Microsoft

Speakers

Cloud Native Architecture at Netflix

  • Adrian
    Cockcroft
    VP Cloud Architecture Strategy
    AWS

Creating Observable APIs with Rx

  • Ben
    Christensen
    software engineer
    Netflix Edge Services

Beyond JVM

  • Charles
    Nutter
    JVM expert, JRuby hacker and evangelist
    Red Hat

Living in a Post-Functional World

  • Daniel
    Spiewak
    Sr. Developer
    SlamData

NoSQL & NewSQL – The Empire Strikes Back?

  • Dave
    Thomas
    Chief Scientist
    CSO Kx Systems

The World’s Most Misunderstood Programming Language

  • Douglas
    Crockford
    Chief Scientist
    Paypal

Focusing the Core Domain: Domain-Driven Design Case Study

  • Eric
    Evans
    Author of Domain Driven Design
    .

Refactoring Legacy Codebases

  • Hadi
    Hariri
    Technical Evangelist
    JetBrains

Web Performance – The Past the Present and the Future

  • Jared
    Wyles
    Sr. Computer Scientist
    Adobe Systems

Lessons Learned from Adopting Clojure

  • Jay
    Fields
    Software Engineer
    DRW Trading

Industrial Experiences Transitioning to Functional Programming

  • Jed
    Wesley-Smith
    Director of Engineering
    Simple Machines

Solving the Hard Problem of Concurrency

  • Joe
    Albahari
    .NET Developer
    LINQPad

Move Fast and Ship Things

  • Joel
    Pobar
    Engineering Manager
    Facebook

Moving faster with PHP at Facebook

  • Julien
    Verlaguet
    Software Engineer
    Facebook

The SOLID Design Principles Deconstructed

  • Kevlin
    Henney
    Software Development, Consultancy, and Training
    Curbralan

New Rules For JavaScript

  • Kyle
    Simpson
    Passionate Javascripter. Open Web Evangelist
    ....

Hiring (or Growing) the Right Agile Coach

  • Lyssa
    Adkins
    Founder
    Agile Coaching Institute

Disruptor 3.0: Details and Advanced Patterns

  • Michael
    Barker
    High Performance Java expert
    LMAX Disruptor

Five Years of DevOps: Where are we Now?

  • Michael
    Nygard
    Vice President of Customer Solutions
    Cognitect

Hiring (or Growing) the Right Agile Coach

  • Michael
    Spayd
    Chief Executive
    Agile Coaching Institute

Google Earth Engine: Enabling Science with Novel Software

  • Mike
    Dixon
    Global Visual Analytics
    Google Earth Engine

What Colours is Your Backlog?

  • Philippe
    Kruchten
    Professor of Software Engineering
    University of British Columbia

Practical Considerations For Microservice Architectures

  • Sam
    Newman
    author of “Building Microservices”
    .

Exploring Riak’s Service Architecture

  • Steve
    Vinoski
    Architect
    Basho Technologies

No App Is An Island

  • Stewart
    Gleadow
    Sr. Tech Lead
    REA Group

What do you Mean, Backwards Compatibility?

  • Trisha
    Gee
    Developer Advocate
    JetBrains
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