Tuesday, 10th - Wednesday, 11th May at Leonard Hotel London St Paul's, London

will be speaking. Starts at 9:30 AM GMT (8:30 AM UTC)

For the first time ever, the world-renowned YOW! Conference will take place in London!

YOW! Conferences bring together internationally recognized speakers and developers for an in‑depth look at emerging technologies and best practices in the software industry – regardless of technological platform or language — without commercial hype.

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. At YOW! London you'll get straight tech talk by world‑class experts and networking with like‑minded developers.

What's a YOW! Conference?

YOW! was founded in 2008 by Dave Thomas, a Canadian software visionary, in response to pleas from Australian developers to bring more international speakers to local events. Since then, YOW! Conferences have welcomed more than 30,000 attendees across 70+ conferences.

YOW! London will welcome more than 20 leading software industry experts from all over the world, handpicked by our independent international program committee.

Who's going to be there?

This year's speakers include:

Who should attend?

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.

How does it work?

YOW! London will be hosted as a Hybrid conference with both speakers and attendees joining either in-person or online.
YOW! London: In-Person Tickets

Join us at London's Leonardo Royal Hotel London St Paul’s, where you'll interact and network with hundreds of like minded developers while learning from leading thought leaders, architects and developers from the software industry.

For the In-Person event, some speakers will be on site, while others will be broadcast. Schedule details of will be announced closer to the event, but are subject to change.

In-Person Tickets include access to the Online event, as well as the talk recordings.

YOW! London will follow protocols set out in UK government guidelines for COVID-19 .

Book today and save!
YOW! London: Online Tickets

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 own device.

Online Tickets include access to our virtual events platform, where you'll be able to watch live sessions, participate in live Q&As from the event, and network with attendees from around the globe.

You'll also gain access to the talk recordings within 48 hours of the event's conclusion.

Online tickets do not include access to the In-Person event.

Book Online Tickets Here

Book with Confidence

We know these are uncertain times and it can be hard to commit to future events. Should COVID restrictions make it impossible for us to host YOW! London in person, your ticket will be converted to a YOW! London: Online ticket and you will be refunded the price difference.

Excited? Share it!



We're currently working on a program. If you have any suggestions, topics you'd like to see covered, or experts you'd like to meet, let us know!


Leonard Hotel London St Paul's

Nestled between St Paul's Cathedral and the Millenium Bridge over the Thames, Leonard Hotel London St Paul's will play host to YOW! London conference in 2022.

The venue is accessed via the main entrance on Godliman Street.

Leonard Hotel London St Paul's

10 Godliman Street, London, EC4V 5AJ, GB

View details, travel and nearby hotels

Become a sponsor of YOW! London

Whether you're looking to attract talent to your team or spread awareness of your company, sponsoring YOW! London is a terrific way to support and connect with our global community of software professionals.

We offer a variety of opportunities for continuous visibility and continuous engagement. Community is at the heart of all we do at Skills Matter, and we believe it is mutually beneficial to foster genuine connections between our members and truly innovative businesses.

YOW! London is Skills Matter's first in-person conference since the start of the pandemic. Demand for tickets will be high, and this event promises to be a memorable one. Whether you’re looking to develop relationships with our members, or to showcase your product and spread brand awareness, we’d love to find a way to create meaningful interactions between you and our community.

To discuss sponsorship opportunities please contact the team:


Hold tight, skillscasts coming soon!