Tuesday, 14th - Wednesday, 15th September, Online Conference

17 experts spoke.
Overview

Join us for YOW! September Online, a 2‑day conference bringing software experts to you

Over these 2 days, you'll learn from thought leaders, architects and developers as you connect with like-minded people to share skills, insights, and lessons from the comfort of your laptop, be it at home or at work.

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.

Online Ticket $129

Dave Farley on stage at YOW! Perth

YOW! September 2021 will be an online conference hosted on the Hopin platform, scheduled ideally for those in the UTC+8 time zone.

At Skills Matter, we’ve chosen to see the events of the past year as a challenge to make our content and community more inclusive and accessible to all. Beyond the COVID‑19 pandemic, we have a vision of a community where knowledge sharing and skills transfer are not limited by physical barriers.

We are excited to welcome our community from Western Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and around the world to this year’s YOW! September Online.

We hope to see you there!


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Jeff Patton on stage at YOW! Perth

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Our two-day online conference features expert-led talks including keynotes from Gregor Hohpe, Daniel Terhorst-North + Anna Urbaniak.

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Programme

Day 1: September 14

Main Track

Track Main Stage
08:45

Session Overviews and Introductions

09:00

Beyond Chaos Engineering: Continuous Verification

Cat Swetel


software-verification chaos-engineering
09:45

Q&A with Cat Swetel - Break

10:05

Move Fast but don't Break Things

Andy Kelk


growth-culture compliance stability speed product-development
10:50

Q&A with Andy Kelk - Break

11:10

Replatform In A Year or Die; The Tale Of A Turnaround

Ken Scambler


leadership replatform technical-debt
11:55

Q&A with Ken Scambler - Lunch Break

13:15

Scaling Up Octopus - Lessons Learned

Michael Noonan


leadership scaling growth-culture team-culture
14:00

Q&A with Mike Noonan - Break

14:20
KEYNOTE

Keynote: The Magic of Platforms

Gregor Hohpe


platform-architecture architecture
15:05

Q&A with Gregor Hohpe - Break

15:25

How to Read Complex Code

Felienne Hermans


code software-development readability
16:10

Q&A with Felienne Hermans - Break

16:30
KEYNOTE

2

Keynote: Agility at Scale - a meeting of mindsets

Anna Urbaniak and Daniel Terhorst-North


agile industrial product-development agile-at-scale
17:15

Q&A with Daniel and Anna - Wrapup Day 1

Day 2: September 15

Main Track

Track Main Stage
08:45

Session Overviews and Introductions

09:00
2

Fast and Simple Deployments for Code & Infra

Ian Smith and Jessica Kerr


slo chef terraform honeycomb deployment-pipeline
09:45

Q&A with Liz Fong-Jones - Break

10:05

What Counts as a Programming Language?

Chelsea Troy


programming-languages
10:50

Q&A with Chelsea Troy - Break

11:10

Trust Teams but Verify: Compliance as Code Done Right

Effy Elden


compliance-as-code
11:55

Q&A with Effy Elden - Lunch Break

13:15

Who Tests Their Cloud Code Anyway?

Lars Klint


azure performance cloud testing architecture
14:00

Q&A with Lars Klint - Break

14:20
2

Lessons from Leading through Uncertain Times

Lisa Zhu and Ted Tencza


leadership uncertainty change-management
15:05

Q&A with Ted Tencza & Lisa Zhu - Break

15:25

Give your ESP32s the Gift of Serviceability

Kasper Lund


chip virtual-machine microcontroller
16:10

Q&A with Kasper Lund - Break

16:30

Software Architecture, Team Topologies and Complexity Science

James Lewis


17:15

Q&A with James Lewis - Wrapup Day 2

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