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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

Aino Corry

Founder

Metadeveloper

Aino Corry

Retrospective Antipatterns

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Allen Pike

Co-founder

Steamclock Software

Allen Pike

Maximum Viable Products

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Amanda Laucher

Language Geek

Neo4J

Amanda Laucher

Types vs Tests : An Epic Battle?

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Andrei Alexandrescu

Research Scientists

Facebook

Andrei Alexandrescu

Cool Things about D – Why and how we use it at Facebook

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Beat Schwegler

Director

Microsoft

Beat Schwegler

Rise of the Machines – A Primer to Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics using Azure ML

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Beth Skurrie

co-founder

pactflow

Beth Skurrie

The Odyssey – From Monoliths to Microservices at realestate.com.au

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Cameron Barrie

Founder & CEO

Bilue Pty Ltd

Cameron Barrie

Mobile at Warp Speed

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Christopher Hunt

Senior Engineer

Typesafe

Christopher Hunt

Introducing Reactive Streams

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David Leibs

Senior Researcher

Oracle Labs

David Leibs

The Structure and Beauty of the Mathematica Language

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Doug Talbott

Product Design Consultant

Bedarra Research Labs​

Doug Talbott

Explorations in Interactive Visual Analytics: Supporting Analysis and Data Visualization at Scale

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Edward Kmett

Chair of the Haskell Core Libraries Committee, Software Engineering Lead

Senior Software Engineer at Digital Asset

Edward Kmett

Functionally Oblivious and Succinct

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Elizabethe Kramer

Agile consultant

KramerAgile

Elizabethe Kramer

Pippi’s Book of the Dead Trading Cards

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Erwin van der Koogh

Principal Consultant

Bitgenics

Erwin van der Koogh

Docker, Slayer of Chefs & Puppets

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Estelle Weyl

author of

“HTML5 and CSS3 for the Real World” & “Mobile HTML5”

Estelle Weyl

Web Components

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Eva Nahari

Director of Product Management

Cloudera

Eva Nahari

Solving Real and Big (Data) Problems Using Hadoop

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Evan Bottcher

Head of Engineering

ThoughtWorks

Evan Bottcher

The Odyssey – From Monoliths to Microservices at realestate.com.au

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Fred George

Consultant

Fred George Consulting

Fred George

Implementation of MicroService Architecture

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Gabrielle Benefield

Gabrielle Benefield

Metrics that Matter: Outcomes over Outputs

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Gil Tene

CTO & Co-Founder

Azul Systems

Gil Tene

How NOT to Measure Latency

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Gojko Adzic

Partner

Neuri Consulting LLP

Gojko Adzic

Make Impacts, Not Software

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Jeff Patton

Chief Trouble Maker

Jeff Patton and Associates

Jeff Patton

Collaborating Better with Story Maps

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Jez Humble

Principal

ThoughtWorks

Jez Humble

The Lean Enterprise

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Jon Eaves

Lead Architect

REA Group

Jon Eaves

The Odyssey – From Monoliths to Microservices at realestate.com.au

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Julian Giuca

Principal Engineer

New Relic

Julian Giuca

How we went from 1 million to 1 billion events without throwing everything away

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Leah Hanson

Software Engineer

Google

Leah Hanson

How Julia Goes Faster

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Lee Campbell

.NET Developer

Adaptive

Lee Campbell

Event Driven User Interfaces

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Marc Prud’hommeaux

Principal Developer

Impathic

Marc Prud’hommeaux

Swift: New Paradigms for iOS Development

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Mark Hibberd

Head of Technology

Kinesis

Mark Hibberd

Programming in the Large: Architecture and Experimentation

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Mark Madsen

strategy consultant

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Mark Madsen

Following Google: Don’t Follow the Followers, Follow the Leaders

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Martin Thompson

High-Performance Computing Specialist

Real Logic

Martin Thompson

How Did We End Up Here?

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Mary Poppendieck

Owner

Poppendieck.LLC

Mary Poppendieck

The Scaling Dilemma

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Matt Barrett

Co-Founder

Adaptive

Matt Barrett

Event Driven User Interfaces

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Matt Stine

Platform Engineer

Pivotal

Matt Stine

To Microservices and Beyond

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Paul King

echnologist / Innovator at ASERT, co-author

Groovy In Action

Paul King

Groovy: The Awesome Parts

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Peter Bell

founder

Pragmatic Learning & CTO School

Peter Bell

How to Undo Almost Anything with Git

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Scott Shaw

Head of Technology

ThoughtWorks

Scott Shaw

Avoiding Speedbumps on the Road to Microservices

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Simon Brown

Independent Consultant

Structurizr Limited

Simon Brown

Agility and the Essence of Software Architecture

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Simon Elisha

CTO & Senior Manager

Field Engineering for Pivotal

Simon Elisha

To Microservices and Beyond

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Stephen Travis Pope

Composer, film maker and COO pioneer

Smalltalk

Stephen Travis Pope

It’s all multimedia now! (so what’s next?)

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Todd L. Montgomery

Founder and Principal Consultant

StoneTor

Todd L. Montgomery

How Did We End Up Here?

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Troy Hunt

Web security expert

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Troy Hunt

Hack yourself first: go on the cyber-offence before online attackers do

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Speakers

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