ASWEC Joint Night Sydney – 7 Apr


ASWEC 2014 and YOW! have joined forces to present an evening for software developers, software engineering researchers, educators and other software professionals with two great speakers who are in Sydney for the ASWEC 2014 conference: Gail Murphy and Brent Plump. This is an opportunity for the attendees at the Australasian Software Engineering Conference (ASWEC), the co-located international Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture (WICSA) and the YOW! developer community to get together over a few drinks and pizza and listen to great some talks.

This is a free joint event. We’ll provide the pizza and drinks will be available from a cash bar.

Using Social Code Graphs to Transform Software Development (Gail Murphy)

The ways in which software developers interact to build software has changed dramatically over the past fifteen years. Much of this change has been driven by open source tools created by open source developers and driven by their own needs. The interaction styles made possible by these tools promote characteristics and values that are poised to help change how a broader set of knowledge workers go about their daily jobs. The interaction styles also bring new abilities to analyze how software development occurs and to create new approaches to better support development activities. In this talk, I will describe how the social code graph that can be surfaced from collaboration between developers is poised to further transform software development and knowledge work.

Real-World Git Workflows (Brent Plump)

While Git is established in the Open Source world, we’re only just seeing the emergence of Distributed Version Control Systems (DVCS) in our daily jobs. How can DVCS enable us to collaborate in a traditional “enterprise” setting? This talk will dive deep into the successful git workflows used inside Atlassian. The talk will cover the tools and techniques we use to reduce friction during development. It will also parade various Continuous Integration approaches that work well with git and are used internally with great success.


ABOUT THE PRESENTERS: Gail Murphy and Brent Plump

Gail Murphy is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and an Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies) in the Faculty of Science at the University of British Columbia. She is also a co-founder and Chief Scientist at Tasktop Technologies.


Brent Plump spent 13 years in London writing code for other people (mostly traders) before moving to Sydney to write software for his fellow developers. He enjoys Sydney’s lovely weather whilst running around Sydney Harbour and racing in the Blue Mountains.



5.30pm Welcome networking and refreshments
6.00pm Presentations “Using Social Code Graphs to Transform Software Development” and “Real-World Git Workflows”
7.30pm Networking and close


About the Australasian Software Engineering Conference (ASWEC)

And if you are coming along for the night, you may be interested in registering for that day or the following days at ASWEC itself and see more research and industry talks on software engineering including on development methods, development tools, software architecture, testing and lots more. Talks include:

Gail Murphy on “Getting to flow in software development”
Alan Noble from Google on “Innovation at Google”
Mark Hibberd from NICTA on “Programming in the large”
Peter Wyatt from CiSRA on “Evolving software development practices to take Australian research to Canon’s global products” and
Jean-Michel Lemieux from Atlassian on “Teaching Gap: Where’s the Product Gene?”

For the full schedule, see and to register, go to




YOW! / ASWEC Joint Night Sponsor