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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

Rebecca Parsons

CTO

Thoughtworks

Rebecca Parsons

The Past and Future of Evolutionary Architecture

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Robert C. Martin

co-author

Agile Manifesto

Robert C. Martin

The Scribe’s Oath

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Speakers

Aino Corry

Founder

Metadeveloper

Aino Corry

There And Back Again

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Andrea Burbank

Data Scientist

Pinterest

Andrea Burbank

Data Science as Software at Pinterest

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Ben Lever

CTO

Ambiata

Ben Lever

Lab to Factory: Robust Machine Learning Systems

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Bernadette Hyland

Founder & CEO

3 Round Stones & OpenData Advocate

Bernadette Hyland

Linking Open Government Data at Scale

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Bill W. Scott

VP Next Gen Commerce

PayPal

Bill W. Scott

Bringing Change to Life

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Caitie Mccaffrey

Distributed Systems Engineer

Twitter

Caitie Mccaffrey

The Verification of a Distributed System

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Conrad Parker

Sr. Developer

Optiver

Conrad Parker

FPGA Microservices: Ultra-Low Latency with Off-The-Shelf Hardware

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DR. BRIAN LITTLE

Distinguished Scholar

University of Cambridge in Psychology

DR. BRIAN LITTLE

Personalities at Work

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Damon Oehlman

Front End Engineer

Canva

Damon Oehlman

The Past, Present and Future Of Typed JS (ECMAScript)

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Dan Ingalls

Principal Investigator

Y Combinator Research

Dan Ingalls

Pronto: Toward a Live Designer’s Notebook (ECMAScript)

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Dave Farley

Independent Software Consultant

Continuous Delivery Ltd

Dave Farley

The Rationale for Continuous Delivery

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Emily Webber

Agile Coach & Consultant

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Emily Webber

Communities of Practice: The Missing Piece of your Agile Organisation

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Erik Corry

Software Engineer

Google

Erik Corry

Building Your Own Compiler The Slightly Easier Way With LLVM

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Eva Nahari

Director of Product Management

Cloudera

Eva Nahari

NLP: Something Old, Something New…

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Gregor Hohpe

Fellow

Singapore Smart Nation

Gregor Hohpe

If You Are Synchronous You Are Not Resilient

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Ian Crosby

Sr. Engineer

Container Solutions

Ian Crosby

Containerise Everything: Going Cloud Native With Docker

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Ines Sombra

Distributed Systems Engineer

Fastly

Ines Sombra

Architectural Patterns of Resilient Distributed Systems

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Jan Moller

CTO

Chainalysis

Jan Moller

How the Bitcoin Protocol Actually Works

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Jessica Kerr

Lead Engineer

Atomist

Jessica Kerr

Adventures in Elm: Question your Principles

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John Lamping

Principal Scientist

Xerox PARC

John Lamping

The One Weird Trick for Analyzing Big Data … Eyeball it Early and Often!

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Jon Manning

co-founder

Secret Lab.

Jon Manning

How Do I Game Design? Design Games, Understand People!

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Josh Duck

Frontend Engineering Manager

Facebook

Josh Duck

Frontend At Scale: Designing Infra For Big Teams

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Josh Long

Spring Developer Advocate

Pivotal

Josh Long

Cloud Native Java

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Kris Howard

Solutions Architect Manager

Amazon Web Services

Kris Howard

Knit One, Compute One

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Laura Bell

Laura Bell

Simplicity, Complexity and Security

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Lisa Montgomery

Strategist

Ovation Solutions

Lisa Montgomery

Hope is not a Strategy – Not even for Career Management

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Mark Hibberd

Head of Technology

Kinesis

Mark Hibberd

Lab to Factory: Robust Machine Learning Systems

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Martin Thompson

High-Performance Computing Specialist

Real Logic

Martin Thompson

Engineering You!

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Matt Ranney

Sr. Staff Engineer

Uber

Matt Ranney

What Comes After Microservices?

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Michael Nygard

Vice President of Customer Solutions

Cognitect

Michael Nygard

Maneuverable Architecture

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Paul Rayner

Virtual Genius LLC

Paul Rayner

EventStorming – Collaborative Learning for Complex Domains

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Quinton Anderson

Head of Engineering

Commonwealth Bank

Quinton Anderson

Immutable Data Infrastructure Behind The Firewall

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Sean Chittenden

Engineering Manager

HashiCorp

Sean Chittenden

Incrementalism: A Strategy For Adopting Modern Automation

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Stuart Sierra

Clojure developer

Cognitect

Stuart Sierra

Building Flexible Systems with Clojure and Datomic

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Todd L. Montgomery

Founder and Principal Consultant

StoneTor

Todd L. Montgomery

Modern C++: Old Dog, New Tricks

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Trisha Gee

Developer Advocate

JetBrains

Trisha Gee

Java 8 (and 9!) in Anger

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Woody Zuill

Agile Guide / Trainer / Developer

Zuill Development

Woody Zuill

Mob Programming, A Whole Team Approach

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