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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

Dave Farley

Independent Software Consultant

Continuous Delivery Ltd

Dave Farley

Taking Back “Software Engineering”: Craftsmanship is not Enough

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Gregor Hohpe

Technical Director, Cloud Computing

Google

Gregor Hohpe

Enterprise Architecture = Architecting the Enterprise?

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Linda Liukas

Childrens Book Author / Illustrator

Hello Ruby

Linda Liukas

Principles of Play & Programming

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Lynn Langit

Big Data and Cloud Architect

Lynn Langit Consulting

Lynn Langit

Cloud Data Pipelines for Genomics from a Bioinformatician and a Developer

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Dr. Denis Bauer

Team Leader Transformational Bioinformatics

CSIRO

Dr. Denis Bauer

Cloud Data Pipelines for Genomics from a Bioinformatician and a Developer

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Speakers

Aaron Bedra

CTO / Chief Scientist

Jemurai

Aaron Bedra

AWS Security Essentials

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Beth Skurrie

Principal Consultant

DiUS

Beth Skurrie

It's Not Hard to Test Smart: Delivering Customer Value Faster

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Brian Beckman

Physicist & Engineer

Amazon

Brian Beckman

Kalman Folding for the Brave and True

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Brian LeRoux

Co-Founder / CTO

Begin

Brian LeRoux

Architecture as Text: Setup AWS Lambda, API Gateway, SNS, and DynamoDB on Easy Mode

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Chanuki Illushka Seresinhe

Doctoral Researcher

University of Warwick

Chanuki Illushka Seresinhe

Quantifying the Influence of Beautiful Environments on Human Well-Being

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Dave Farley

Independent Software Consultant

Continuous Delivery Ltd

Dave Farley

Reactive Systems

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David Hussman

Lead Product Geek

DevJam

David Hussman

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

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Doc Norton

Co-Founder and Change Catalyst

OnBelay

Doc Norton

The Technical Debt Trap

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Heidi Helfand

Director of Engineering Excellence

Procore Technologies

Heidi Helfand

Dynamic Reteaming: The Art & Wisdom of Changing Teams

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James Lewis

Principal Consultant

ThoughtWorks

James Lewis

Betting On Performance: A Note on Hypothesis Driven Performance Testing

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Jeff Patton

Chief Trouble Maker

Jeff Patton and Associates

Jeff Patton

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

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Jennifer Marsman

Principal Software Development Engineer

Microsoft

Jennifer Marsman

Using EEG and Machine Learning to Perform Lie Detection

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Jim Webber

Chief Scientist

Neo4j

Jim Webber

Mixing Causal Consistency and Asynchronous Replication for Large Neo4j Clusters

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Josh Price

Technical Director and Founder

Alembic

Josh Price

Better APIs with GraphQL

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Joshua Kerievsky

CEO

Industrial Logic Inc.

Joshua Kerievsky

Modern Agile

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Julie Pitt

Co-Founder

Order of Magnitude Labs

Julie Pitt

Machines that Learn Through Action: The Future of AI

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Julien Verlaguet

Software Engineer

Facebook

Julien Verlaguet

Reflex: A New Reactive Programming Language at Facebook

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Kasper Lund

Software Engineer

Google

Kasper Lund

Flutter: The Best Way to Build for Mobile?

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Katrina Owen

Ecosystem Engineer

GitHub

Katrina Owen

The Bait & Switch of Open Source

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Ken Scambler

Software Architect

MYOB

Ken Scambler

Adopting FP: A Human-First Approach

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Kresten Krab Thorup

CTO & Founder

Humio

Kresten Krab Thorup

All the Things We Didn’t Do

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Mark Aufflick

Director

The High Technology Bureau

Mark Aufflick

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

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Adam Searle

iOS Platform Lead

Cochlear

Adam Searle

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

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Mike Amundsen

Director of API Architect

CA Technologies

Mike Amundsen

Twelve Patterns for Evolvable Web APIs

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Olivier Deheurles

Co-Founder & Director

Adaptive

Olivier Deheurles

Clustered Event-Driven Services

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James Watson

Software Developer

Adaptive

James Watson

Clustered Event-Driven Services

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Ondrej Lehecka

Engineering Manager

Facebook

Ondrej Lehecka

Delivering LiveQueries via LiveServer

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Phil Calçado

Software Engineer

Buoyant

Phil Calçado

The Next Generation of Microservices

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Sandy Mamoli

Director of All Things Agile

Nomad8

Sandy Mamoli

How the Olympics Can Make You a Better Person

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Sara Chipps

CEO & Co-Founder

Jewelbots

Sara Chipps

Introducing kids to code through hardware using C++

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Simon Brown

Independent Consultant

Structurizr Limited

Simon Brown

Software Architecture for Developers

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Steve Freeman

Director

Higher Order Logic

Steve Freeman

Test Driven Development: That’s Not What We Meant

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Tony Morris

Sr. Software Engineer

Queensland FP Lab, Data61

Tony Morris

Functional Programming in Aviation

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Woody Zuill

Agile Guide / Trainer / Developer

Zuill Development

Woody Zuill

Estimates or NoEstimates?

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Yao Yue

Engineer

Twitter

Yao Yue

Lies, Damned Lies, and Timeouts

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Workshops

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