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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

Taking Back “Software Engineering”: Craftsmanship is not Enough

  • Dave Farley
    Independent Software Consultant
    Continuous Delivery Ltd

Principles of Play & Programming

  • Linda Liukas
    Childrens Book Author / Illustrator
    Hello Ruby

Enterprise Architecture = Architecting the Enterprise?

  • Gregor Hohpe
    Fellow
    Singapore Smart Nation

Cloud Data Pipelines for Genomics from a Bioinformatician and a Developer

  • Lynn Langit
    Big Data and Cloud Architect
    Lynn Langit Consulting
  • Dr. Denis Bauer
    Team Leader Transformational Bioinformatics
    CSIRO

Speakers

Better APIs with GraphQL

  • Josh Price
    Technical Director and Founder
    Alembic

Introducing kids to code through hardware using C++

  • Sara Chipps
    CEO & Co-Founder
    Jewelbots

Delivering LiveQueries via LiveServer

  • Ondrej Lehecka
    Engineering Manager
    Facebook

Flutter: The Best Way to Build for Mobile?

  • Kasper Lund
    Software Engineer
    Google

The Next Generation of Microservices

  • Phil Calçado
    Software Engineer
    Buoyant

Adopting FP: A Human-First Approach

  • Ken Scambler
    Software Architect
    MYOB

Functional Programming in Aviation

  • Tony Morris
    Sr. Software Engineer
    Queensland FP Lab, Data61

Software Architecture for Developers

  • Simon Brown
    Independent Consultant
    Structurizr Limited

Lies, Damned Lies, and Timeouts

  • Yao Yue
    Engineer
    Twitter

Test Driven Development: That’s Not What We Meant

  • Steve Freeman
    Director
    Higher Order Logic

How the Olympics Can Make You a Better Person

  • Sandy Mamoli
    Director of All Things Agile
    Nomad8

All the Things We Didn’t Do

  • Kresten Krab Thorup
    CTO & Founder
    Humio

The Bait & Switch of Open Source

  • Katrina Owen
    Ecosystem Engineer
    GitHub

Reflex: A New Reactive Programming Language at Facebook

  • Julien Verlaguet
    Software Engineer
    Facebook

Machines that Learn Through Action: The Future of AI

  • Julie Pitt
    Co-Founder
    Order of Magnitude Labs

Using EEG and Machine Learning to Perform Lie Detection

  • Jennifer Marsman
    Principal Software Development Engineer
    Microsoft

Dynamic Reteaming: The Art & Wisdom of Changing Teams

  • Heidi Helfand
    Director of Engineering Excellence
    Procore Technologies

The Technical Debt Trap

  • Doc Norton
    Co-Founder and Change Catalyst
    OnBelay

Quantifying the Influence of Beautiful Environments on Human Well-Being

  • Chanuki Illushka Seresinhe
    Doctoral Researcher
    University of Warwick

Kalman Folding for the Brave and True

  • Brian Beckman
    Physicist & Engineer
    Amazon

Estimates or NoEstimates?

  • Woody Zuill
    Agile Guide / Trainer / Developer
    Zuill Development

Reactive Systems

  • Dave Farley
    Independent Software Consultant
    Continuous Delivery Ltd

Twelve Patterns for Evolvable Web APIs

  • Mike Amundsen
    Director of API Architect
    CA Technologies

Modern Agile

  • Joshua Kerievsky
    CEO
    Industrial Logic Inc.

Learning in Product: How Wrong are You Ready to Be?

  • David Hussman
    Lead Product Geek
    DevJam

AWS Security Essentials

  • Aaron Bedra
    CTO / Chief Scientist
    Jemurai

How Agile Screwed Up Product Ownership, and 5 Things You Can Do to Fix It

  • Jeff Patton
    Chief Trouble Maker
    Jeff Patton and Associates

Bionic Implanted and Mobile Software in Six (years of) Easy (ish) Steps

  • Mark Aufflick
    Director
    The High Technology Bureau
  • Adam Searle
    iOS Platform Lead
    Cochlear

Clustered Event-Driven Services

  • Olivier Deheurles
    Co-Founder & Director
    Adaptive
  • James Watson
    Software Developer
    Adaptive

Workshops

Introduction to Functional Programming

  • Tony Morris
    Sr. Software Engineer
    Queensland FP Lab, Data61

AWS Security Essentials Workshop

  • Aaron Bedra
    CTO / Chief Scientist
    Jemurai

Passionate Product Ownership: A Certified Scrum Product Ownership Workshop

  • Jeff Patton
    Chief Trouble Maker
    Jeff Patton and Associates

Practical Introduction to Neo4j

  • Jim Webber
    Chief Scientist
    Neo4j

Continuous Delivery

  • Dave Farley
    Independent Software Consultant
    Continuous Delivery Ltd

Building Adaptable Web API Clients from the Ground Up

  • Mike Amundsen
    Director of API Architect
    CA Technologies

Modern Agile Workshop

  • Joshua Kerievsky
    CEO
    Industrial Logic Inc.
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