2017

YOW! Night 2017 Hong Kong,Singapore – Steve Freeman – Dec 11,14

Test-Driven Development,That’s Not What We Meant Test-Driven Development (TDD) has been so successful that it’s now unfashionable. But many developers complain that being required to write tests just gets in the way of shipping features. That wasn’t our experience when we first stumbled onto TDD a dozen years ago, so what went wrong? Were we […]

YOW! Night 2017 Singapore,Perth – Dave Farley – Nov 20,23

Taking Back “Software Engineering” Craftsmanship is not enough Would you fly in a plane designed by a craftsman or would you prefer your aircraft to be designed by engineers? Engineering is the application of iterative, empirical, practical science to real-world problems. Craftsmanship is a wonderful thing, and as a reaction to the terrible abuses of […]

YOW! Night 2017 Sydney,Brisbane – Svetlana Isakova – Sept 26,27

You Can Do Better With Kotlin This YOW! Night is devoted to the Kotlin programming language. It’s a modern language that gives more power in everyday routines and is gaining popularity amongst the Java developer community. Kotlin code generally looks cleaner and nicer, and it’s much easier to work with when you have less verbosity […]

Dave Thomas

YOW! Night 2017 Singapore – Dave Thomas & Thomas Kearney – Sept 13

The Joy of Vector Programming In this talk, Dave and Tom will explain why vector or array programming (technically applicative functional programming) is so empowering and important in a data driven world. Many experienced vector programmers will be surprised to learn how vector programming applies outside of finance to unstructured applications such as text analytics, […]

Dave Thomas

YOW! Night 2017 Hong Kong – Dave Thomas – Sept 5

The Joy of Vector Programming In this talk, Dave and Tom will explain why vector or array programming (technically applicative functional programming) is so empowering and important in a data driven world. Many experienced vector programmers will be surprised to learn how vector programming applies outside of finance to unstructured applications such as text analytics, […]

YOW! Night 2017 Melbourne,Sydney – Mark Hibberd – Aug 23,24

Lake, Swamp or Puddle: Data Quality at Scale Data is a powerful tool. Data-driven systems leveraging modern analytical and predictive techniques can offer significant improvements over static or heuristic driven systems. The question is: how much can you trust your data? Data collection, processing and aggregation is a challenging task. How do we build confidence […]

YOW! Night 2017 Brisbane – Mark Hibberd – Aug 22

Lake, Swamp or Puddle: Data Quality at Scale Data is a powerful tool. Data-driven systems leveraging modern analytical and predictive techniques can offer significant improvements over static or heuristic driven systems. The question is: how much can you trust your data? Data collection, processing and aggregation is a challenging task. How do we build confidence […]

YOW! Night 2017 Singapore – Andrew Betts – Aug 14

The Power of the Network Web developers are increasingly responsible for the performance of the sites they build, and there is now a plethora of advanced tools and services that allow developers to hone front end performance as never before. But the network can still be your biggest bottleneck. This talk will discuss best practices […]

YOW! Night 2017 Hong Kong – Vincent De Smet – Aug 9

Application Delivery and Release Management  Adoption of Agile methodologies for application development requires companies to adopt a culture of shared responsibilities between Developers and Operators. A major facilitator in adopting this DevOps culture has been the rise of Linux Containers. A new ecosystem of tools and systems around Linux Containers is evolving at a fast […]

Dave Thomas

YOW! Night 2017 Hong Kong, Singapore – Dave Thomas – May 11,18

10 Ways to Accelerate Software Development A major dominant concern for most software development is how to increase the productivity of development; evolution and/or execution. Systemic change in process and/or technology seldom result in more than an incremental impact on productivity and ROI. Increased value is best achieved by targeting specific waste/opportunities in the value […]

YOW! Night 2017 Melbourne – Bodil Stokke – May 04

The Perfect Language There’s no such thing as the perfect programming language. I’m sorry, but there isn’t, and I’ll explain why. On the other hand, if you were set the task of designing the perfect language, how close could you get, how would you go about it, and what would it look like in the […]

YOW! Night 2017 Singapore – Fred George – Apr 6

Go Faster Remove the Inhibitors to Innovation The industry is replete with fresh topics: DevOps, Cloud Computing, MicroServices, Lean Startup, Full­stack Developers, Agile Variations, and the like. Having seen all these at conferences, there is an emerging theme around all these topics: Go Faster.Going faster is an old theme; I have heard it for over […]

YOW! Night 2017 Perth, Hong kong – Fred George – Apr 05,11

IoT and Microservices in the Home IoT, the prevalence of specialized interconnected devices, has invaded business and home. The myriad of devices, hubs, and APIs has created a Tower of Babel that makes the Android phone scene seem mild. Such devices are inherently less networkreliable than previous products, primarily due to the casual attachment (convenient […]

YOW! Night 2017 Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne – Fred George – March 21,28,29

IoT and Microservices in the Home IoT, the prevalence of specialized interconnected devices, has invaded business and home. The myriad of devices, hubs, and APIs has created a Tower of Babel that makes the Android phone scene seem mild. Such devices are inherently less networkreliable than previous products, primarily due to the casual attachment (convenient outlets). Add to this […]

YOW! Night 2017 Singapore – Kris Howard – Feb 22

Traversing the Org Chart Like many techies, Kris spent her career studiously avoiding going into management. Then over the course of three years, she embarked on two radical experiments: The first was to make the leap from an individual contributor on a tech team in a traditional hierarchical company to the person in charge. Then […]

YOW! Night 2017 Perth – Kris Howard – Feb 07

Knit One, Compute One Can a programming language describe art? Is knitting Turing complete? And just how many bytes of data does the average knitted scarf hold, anyway? These are the questions that motivate Kris as both a knitter and a technologist. As an art form, knitting is inherently binary – just knit and purl. […]

YOW! Night 2017 Sydney – Martin Odersky – 7 Feb

From DOT to Dotty In this talk Martin Odersky will present some recent developments that pave the way for where Scala is going. The first part covers foundations: We can move confidently ahead only when working on a thoroughly understood basis. 2016 has seen great progress in this respect. Martin presented DOT, a particularly simple […]