Thursday, 22nd - Friday, 23rd September, Online Conference

13 experts will be speaking. Starts at 9:30 AM BST (8:30 AM UTC)
Overview

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 12 leading software industry experts from all over the world, handpicked by our independent international program committee.


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: 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.

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YOW! London: In-Person Tickets

Join us at London's CodeNode, 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 .

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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.


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Programme

Day 1: YOW! London Day 1

Online

Track Track 1
09:15

Morning Introduction

09:30
KEYNOTE

The Future Is Already Here

Kevlin Henney


10:20

Break

10:40

Why Most Data Projects Fail and How to Avoid It

Jesse Anderson


11:25

Break

11:45

Architecture for Flow with Wardley Mapping, DDD, and Team Topologies

Susanne Kaiser


12:30

Break

13:30

API Approaches: A Comparison

Stefan Tilkov


14:15

Break

14:35

Paving the Road to Effective Software Development

Sarah Wells


15:20

Break

15:40

Chris Richardson

Chris Richardson


16:25

break

16:45

Going Deep on Gamification

Jessica Kerr


gamification
17:30

end of day

Day 2: YOW! London Day 2

Online

Track Track 1
09:15

Morning Introduction

09:30

Crossing the River by Feeling the Stones

Simon Wardley


10:15

Break

10:40

Epiphany and Apophany

Liz Keogh


11:25

Break

11:45

CUPID — For Joyful Coding

Daniel Terhorst-North


12:30

Break

13:30

Doubling Engineering Productivity at eBay Through DevOps

Randy Shoup


14:15

Break

14:35

Continuous Verification: Beyond Chaos Engineering

Cat Swetel


15:20

Break

15:40
KEYNOTE

Who do You Trust? Beware of Your Brain

Linda Rising


16:30

End of Day

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Diversity Matters Scholarship

Is it rare that you see someone at tech conferences that reminds you of yourself? Then you’re probably underrepresented at tech conferences.

At Skills Matter we are committed to supporting diversity in speakers, conference participants, and the wider technology community regardless of regardless of ability, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious views (or lack thereof) and socio-economic status.

To increase diversity at Skills Matter events we offer scholarships to people from underrepresented groups in tech who wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend.

If you believe you are a member of a group that is underrepresented within the tech community or at technical conferences we encourage you to apply.

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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.

If 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.


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Whether you're looking to attract talent to your team or accelerate adoption of your tools and products, sponsoring a conference is a terrific way to support and connect with our global community of software professionals.

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