9 DAY CONFERENCE

YOW! December 2022: Online

Topics covered at #YOW22

Monday, 5th - Tuesday, 13th December, Online Conference

33 experts will be speaking. Starts at 8:45 AM AEDT (9:45 PM UTC)
Overview

Join us for the return of YOW! December: a livestream featuring the best of YOW! Brisbane

Over these conference 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 with no sales pitches, just lots of case studies and stories from the trenches.

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.

Jessica Kerr at a previous YOW! Conference

This live-streamed version of the live YOW! Conferences will be hosted on Hopin.

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Programme

Day 1: December 5 UTC+10

Main Track

Track Red Room Green Room Blue Room
08:00

Registration

08:45

Conference Opening

09:00
KEYNOTE

[Keynote] Engineering for Software - How to Amplify Creativity

Dave Farley


10:00

Morning Break

10:30

Visualizing Performance - The Developers’ Guide to Flame Graphs

Brendan Gregg


Just-in-time Architecture

Macklin Hartley


When to choose Rust

Tim McNamara


11:20

Break

11:35

Code Red: The Business Impact of Code Quality

Adam Tornhill


Minimum viable architecture

Randy Shoup


A Kafkaesque series of events

Lily Mara


12:25

Lunch Break

13:25

Managing to your SLO in the face of chaos

Liz Fong-Jones


MIgrations - The hardest actual problem in computer science

Matt Ranney


BEAM concurrency in action

Saša Jurić


14:15

Break

14:30

Work Anywhere: Intentionally Managing Remote Eng Teams & Culture at Airbnb

Jessica Tai


Simple Functional Effects with Tag Unions

Richard Feldman


Metaflow Data Science Framework: a Case Study on Building Products That Users Love

Julie Amundson


15:20

Afternoon Break

15:50

Building Evolutionary Architectures: Principles and Practices

Rebecca Parsons


Democratizing Strategy: An Intro to Wardley Maps

Cat Swetel


OCaml for Correctness, Fun and Profit!

Tim McGilchrist


16:40

Break

16:50
KEYNOTE

[Keynote] What we (should have) learned from Lord of The Rings

Aino Vonge Corry


17:50

Welcome Reception

Day 2: December 5 UTC+10

Main Track

Track Red Room Green Room Blue Room
08:45

Conference Opening

09:00
KEYNOTE

[Keynote] Building the Self-Driving Grid

Astrid Atkinson


10:00

Morning Break

10:30

C4 models as code

Simon Brown


How Cognitive Biases affect our software architectures

Birgitta Böckeler


Dancing with Serverless

Peter Sbarski


11:20

Break

11:35

One Rule to Rule Them All

Dave Thomas


Making the most of your manager

Katrina Clokie


Choose your own cloud adventure – knights, fairies, and dragons

Lars Klint


12:25

Lunch Break

13:25

Software Architecture, Team Topologies and Complexity Science

James Lewis


One does not simply add MFA

Christine Seeman


Trade-Offs in building a Software Company from Startup to Scale Up

Geeta Schmidt


14:15

Break

14:30
2

Fighting software entropy

Alison Rosewarne and Stewart Gleadow


Programming Systems for Analog Hardware

Sara Achour


Sensible defaults for tech management

Michelle Gleeson


15:20

Afternoon Break

15:50

Systems Architecture at Massive Scale: The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Simplicity

Randy Shoup


Adrian’s Greatest Hits, B-Sides and Re-issues

Adrian Cockcroft


Sabotaging a Transformation

Fred George


16:40

Farewell Reception

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