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YOW! December 2021
Two days - Online Conference
At YOW! December online conference, leading software industry experts from all over the world, handpicked by our program committee, come together for two days to provide amazing networking and learning opportunities.agile leadership software-development
Give your ESP32s the Gift of Serviceability
Featuring Kasper Lund
Over the last years, we have built a virtual machine for microcontrollers that augments the primitive real-time operating systems on chips like the ESP32. The VM provides sandboxing and efficient execution of a high-level, memory-safe language. Armed with this, we can upgrade your devices with a...chip virtual-machine microcontroller
What Counts as a Programming Language?
Featuring Chelsea Troy
Lessons from Leading through Uncertain Times
Featuring Lisa Zhu and Ted Tencza
Our lives changed dramatically as of March 2020 in Sydney, Australia. We were suddenly put under "house arrest", and facing a contagion never seen before. A crucial part of leadership is change management, but how do we do that well when the change is unprecedented and on a global...leadership uncertainty change-management
Who Tests Their Cloud Code Anyway?
Featuring Lars Klint
If you are a developer, you know as well as me that testing your code is optional. And when we suddenly involve cloud computing, there are even more excuses not to test your applications and infrastructure.
In this talk, I will explain and demonstrate some of the many options you have in Azure...azure performance cloud testing architecture
Trust Teams but Verify: Compliance as Code Done Right
Featuring Effy Elden
How can organisations enable developers to deliver secure and compliant software without becoming a bottleneck for innovation & a drain on team morale? As a relatively new area, Compliance as Code offers a potential solution to this challenge, allowing organisations to trust their teams...compliance-as-code
Fast and Simple Deployments for Code & Infra
Featuring Ian Smith and Jessica Kerr
slo chef terraform honeycomb deployment-pipeline
You don’t need Kubernetes to automatically push green builds to production – learn how Honeycomb has utilized CircleCI, Terraform, Chef, a collection of home-grown scripts, and Honeycomb itself to speed up its deployments and make them safer. We’ll talk about what went wrong along the way, and...
How to Read Complex Code
Featuring Felienne Hermans
Research shows that on average developers spend about 58 percent of their time on reading code! However, we are not explicitly taught reading code in school or in boot camps, and we rarely practice code reading too.
Maybe you have never thought about it, but reading code can be confusing in many...code software-development readability
Move Fast but don't Break Things
Featuring Andy Kelk
We've all heard the famous Facebook motto "Move Fast and Break Things" and lots of start-ups and scale-ups try to emulate that. What happens when you're building software for enterprise customers who want stability, certainty and compliance? Can you still move fast even when...growth-culture compliance stability speed product-development
Scaling Up Octopus - Lessons Learned
Featuring Michael Noonan
In January 2021, we set out to aggressively scale up the R&D team at Octopus. Starting at 39 people, we set a target of 95 and called ourselves crazy, expecting to achieve something more realistic. By August, we'd done it (whoa!) and are now consolidating this growth into a cohesive...leadership scaling growth-culture team-culture
Replatform In A Year or Die; The Tale Of A Turnaround
Featuring Ken Scambler
In 2020, MYOB’s web users saw a major upgrade and a notable increase in stability and rate of feature delivery. What they didn’t see was a behind-the-scenes existential crisis of accumulated tech debt that led to a vast replatform with a hard deadline, racing against the clock to get the company...leadership replatform technical-debt