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YOW! Developer Conference 2014 - Sydney

YOW! Australia - Conferences & Workshops

Thursday, 11 December 2014 at 8:00 am - Friday, 12 December 2014 at 6:00 pm (AEDT)

YOW! Developer Conference 2014 - Sydney

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38+ Speakers, 33 Talks and 24 Workshops...

YOW! 2014 Conference is coming up!


Sydney 11-12 December 2014

YOW! Conference & Workshops held in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane last year were attended by over 2,000 people excited to learn from the best international software authors, thought leaders and world experts.  

YOW! Conference held in Sydney last year was our biggest yet with over 500 people excited to learn from 39 people excited to learn from the best International and local field experts. This year we have another great speakers line up, so don't miss out as places are limited! 


What to expect in 2014?  

 YOW! Australia is gearing up for another series of Conferences and Workshops in December!

Each year YOW! features 38+ international and national speakers talking about the current and future direction in software development and delivery. Topics covered in 2014 include the latest in Agile & Lean, Microservices, Architecture & Design, Functional Programming, Big Data & Analytics, Web & UX, DevOps, Performance & Security, Mobile, and Languages.

The Conference is designed by developers for developers, and each speaker has been invited because of their development expertise by our independent international program committee. 

At YOW! 2014 Conference you'll get straight tech talk by world-class Experts and networking with like-minded developers.  


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YOW! 2014 Conference Keynotes


Edward Kmett

Edward Kmett   
Software Engineering Lead at S&P Capital IQ
Chair of the Haskell Core Libraries Committee

Edward Kmett is a Haskell and Functional Programming expert obsessed with finding better solutions to problems so that "I won’t be stuck solving the same problems with the same tools I was stuck using seven years ago." 


Gabrielle Benefield

Gabrielle Benefield

CEO of Evolve Beyond 
Founder of Scrum Foundation

Gabrielle Benefield, former Head of Agile Methods & Practices with Yahoo!, has since set up two global training and consulting firms.  One specialises  in  Agile  and  Lean transformation,  product  strategy  and  innovation and the other in Scrum.


Martin Thompson                                   Todd Montgomery

Martin Thompson              Todd L Montgomery 
CTO & Co-founder of LMAX          VP Architect for Kaazing

In a joint Keynote address, Martin Thompson & Todd L Montgomery will talk about their experiences in code. 

Martin Tompson has worked for Betfair in the past and is currently building the world's highest performance financial excange using a radical new architecture.

Todd L Montgomery is a networking hacker who has done work for NASA, co-founded two start ups and is currently working for Kaazing, a company focused on re-architecting the web for the Internet of Things. 


Speakers and Programs

Each year, the international Program Committee selects speakers that are well-known for their innovative and forward-thinking approach to present at YOW!.

There are over 38 experts presenting this year, some of the topics includes:


Agile & Lean

Mary Poppendieck - The Scaling Dilemma
Jeff Patton - Collaborating Better with Story Maps



Fred George - Implementation of MicroService Architecture

Evan Bottcher, John Eaves & Beth Skurrie - The  Odyssey – From Monolights to Microservices at


Architecture & Design

Peter Bell – How to Undo Almost Anything with Git



Functional Programming

Amanda Laucher - Type vs Tests: An Epic Battle?

David Leibs - The Structure & Beauty of the Mathematica Language


Big data and Analytics

Mark Madsen - Following Google: Don’t Follow the Followers, Follow the Leader
Eva Andreasson - Solving Real and Big (Data) Problems Using Hadoop


Web & UX

Estelle Weyl - Web Components
Stephen Travis Pope - It’s All Multimedia Now!

Lee Campbell – Event Driven User Interfaces



Erwin van der Koogh – Docker, Slayer of Chefts & Puppets

Jez Humble - The Lean Enterprise


Performance & Security

Gil Tene - How NOT to Measure Latency
Troy Hunt - Hack Yourself First: go on the cyber-offence before online attackers do



Allen Pike – Maximum Viable Products

Cameron Barrie – Mobile at Warp Speed

Leah Hanson - How Julia Goes Fast

Andrei Alexandrescu – Cool Things About D – Why & How We Use it at Facebook


Many speakers have not presented in Australia before. Make sure you take this unique opportunity to learn from them while they are here! 

You can find the full list of SPEAKERS here.


How to get there?  

Find more information on accomodation and venue here 

Need help to convince your boss?

So your mind is made up. You’ve seen the line-up and the location. You will be attending YOW! 2014 Confence in December. Now a common to convince your boss to let you go?

Below some information that will help you and your boss make an informed decision:

 10 Reasons you should attend YOW! 2014 Conference

 Tips to convince your boss

 Convince your boss letter


YOW! Workshops

Check out our YOW! Workshops, Sydney  9-10 December 2014

Set in a more intimate environment than our larger Conferences, our workshops are a great way to learn, network and exchange ideas with international field experts, local thought leaders and other talented developers about the latest practices, technologies and methods. 


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This conference is an opportunity to expand your view on what's possible, learn from the best and mingle with your peers! YOW! 2014 Conference is THE conference this year that you just can't afford to miss! We hope to see you there!


Group tickets and sponsorship 

Please email if you'd like to purchase group tickets. 
Contact the sponsorship team to request a copy of our sponsorship package or for more details on how we can tailor a specific package for your needs.


Transfer, Cancellation and Refunds 

In the event that you have booked for the conference or workshops and are unable to attend, you may send another person to attend in your place provided you inform YOW! organisers of the change not less than 72 hours prior to the conference or workshops. Please see our full terms and conditions.

Have questions about YOW! Developer Conference 2014 - Sydney? Contact YOW! Australia - Conferences & Workshops

When & Where

John Niland Scientia Building (G19) (Entry via Gate 11)
University of New South Wales (UNSW)
Botany Street
Kensington, NSW 2052

Thursday, 11 December 2014 at 8:00 am - Friday, 12 December 2014 at 6:00 pm (AEDT)

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