YOW! Perth Developer Conference 2022: In-Person

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Monday, 19th - Tuesday, 20th September at The Westin Perth, Perth

Katrina Clokie will be speaking. Starts at 9:00 AM AWST (1:00 AM UTC)

Join us for the return of YOW! Perth Developer Conference, 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.

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 organisations 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.

Speaker on stage at YOW! Perth

How does it work?

YOW! Perth Developer Conference 2022 will be a hybrid conference with a mix of both virtual and in-person speakers and attendees.
The online channel will be hosted on the Hopin platform, scheduled ideally for those in the UTC+8 time zone.
In-Person Tickets

Join us at Westin Perth, 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.

In-Person Tickets include access to the Online event.

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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 do not include access to the In-Person event.

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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 be back in Perth in person and to welcome our online community from Singapore, Hong Kong, and around the world to this year’s YOW! Perth.

We hope to see you there!

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Speaker on stage at YOW! Perth


Our two-day online conference features expert-led talks including keynotes.

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People enjoying a break at YOW! Perth 2018

Become a volunteer

Volunteering is a great way for students to learn from and network with the best in the industry.


Denis Bauer at YOW! Perth

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View (or review) previous talks from YOW! Perth and YOW! West in our library of SkillsCast videos.

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The Westin Perth

The Westin Perth

480 Hay Street, Perth, WA 6000, AU

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Get Involved

Volunteer at YOW! Perth Developer Conference

We are inviting students to volunteer at our upcoming YOW! Perth Developer Conference 2022 conference.

Volunteering at YOW! Events is an excellent networking opportunity for students just starting out, and you’ll be exposed to a wide range of innovative ideas. Mingle with some of Australia’s best and brightest people in the software industry.

All crew volunteers will work approx. 12 hours during the conference days. In return for helping with the conference, crew volunteers will have free access to the conference and social events.

Crew volunteers need to be available to attend a 2-hour briefing session the evening before the conference.

Volunteers assist with a range of duties, including and not limited to:

  • packing conference bags
  • assisting attendees with registration
  • ushering attendees to available seats
  • collecting feedback after every session

The following meals at the conference are included for confirmed volunteers:

  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Reception - light snacks and beverages


  • A limited number of volunteer slots are available for each conference.
  • The free ticket is available only at the conference for which you are volunteering.
  • These tickets cannot be sold and are non-transferable.
  • Applicants may apply to volunteer for as many conferences as they like, so long as they are available on the dates required.

For further information, please email melissa.loh@skillsmatter.com

Volunteers at YOW! Perth

Become a YOW! Sponsor

Whether you're looking to attract talent to your team or accelerate adoption of your tools and products, sponsoring YOW! 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.

Rather than a typical ad hoc event sponsorship, we’ll work with you to create bespoke opportunities that benefit both your business and the Skills Matter community. Whether you’re looking to develop one-to-one 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.

For further information, please email sabine.wolf@skillsmatter.com


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