YOW! Night Singapore – Martin Thompson – Dec 12

SUMMARY What does it really mean to design software for high-performance? Performance is such a generic and misunderstood subject. In this talk the subject of software performance will be explored. We will focus on what is means to achieve sufficient response times, throughput, and scalability. Why do we confuse latency and response time? Once the […]

Breaking the Cylinders of Excellence

Nobody interacts with government because they want to – they interact with government because they have to, and most people come away from online interactions feeling more confused than when they started. That’s why the Digital Transformation Office (now the Digital Transformation Agency) was created in 2015 – to change the way government delivers services, […]

YOW! Night Hong Kong – Martin Thompson – Nov 28

Designing for Performance SUMMARY What does it really mean to design software for high-performance? Performance is such a generic and misunderstood subject. In this talk the subject of software performance will be explored. We will focus on what is means to achieve sufficient response times, throughput, and scalability. Why do we confuse latency and response time? Once […]

The Formulartic Spectrum

Summary The physical world is just another binary machine. Data creation, analysis, and corruption combined with JavaScript can make new and unexpected things. This session will gently take you along on a personal journey of how you can use the Web Audio API to produce art and meaning. About the Presenter: Suz Hinton Suz Hinton […]

What I Learned while Teaching Kids at Flying Robot School

Melbourne – 9 August | Sydney – 11 August| Brisbane 17 August SUMMARY  Kids at country schools face more barriers to further education after secondary school than their city counterparts. Of those kids continuing after secondary school, fewer are choosing STEM streams, and too few of them are girls. To make an impact on this […]

The Hitchhikers Guide to Digital or DesignOps or Digital Engineering or anything else

Brisbane, 7 June 2016 SUMMARY Join Jonathon Wright, Director of Digital Engineering at Hitachi to explore the digital delivery approaches including DesignOps that support modern day scaled agile and lean practices. It is estimated that 50 billion devices will be connected by 2020, providing data and analytics to direct new business models, personalised experiences and social […]

Symbiotic Design Practices

Symbiotic Design Practices Decades ago, Melvin Conway coined what is now called Conway’s Law: “organizations which design systems … are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communication structures of these organizations.” Conway’s Law is a deep insight but it is only the tip of the iceberg when we try to understand the […]

A Look Inside Metro: The ABC’s New Media Transcoding Service

Brisbane, 12 April 2016 Melbourne, 18 April 2016 Sydney, 27 April 2016 Summary The ABC, Australia’s national public broadcaster, recently launched a new media transcoding system called Metro to convert various sources of content into a standardized format for use on our website and apps.  Metro is a cost-efficient, scalable, cloud-based system that was built […]

Martin Fowler – Software Design for the 21st Century

Join Thoughtworks and YOW! for an evening with Martin Fowler, Chief Scientist at Thoughtworks, Opinion Leader and Author of many Development books, for his Presentation ‘Software Design in the 21st Century’. Summary In the last decade or so we’ve seen a number of new ideas added to the mix to help us effectively design our software. Patterns help […]