Here's what people are saying about YOW!
"YOW! is great for the
Australian development scene - mixing top quality international speakers
with local gurus to create a truly world class tech conference."
— Mike Cannon-Brookes, CEO, Atlassian
"This is a conference I would pay personally to attend"
— Martin Fowler, Thoughtworks
"YOW! is undoubtedly the best technology-agnostic developer-focused conference available in Australia. You get to learn about what really matters, not the PR reviewed vendor-biased guff you'll get elsewhere. What I really enjoy about it though is the fact that it's a collection of like-minded people independent of what technology platform they work with day-to-day. It's not Java developers, .NET developers, Ruby developers, or Web developers but just people involved in software development. Helps remind us there's a larger world out there."
— Jason Yip, Principal Consultant, Thoughtworks
"Suncorp provided sponsorship for the JAOO 2009 event in Australia with a goal of enabling as many of our developer community as possible to attend a conference event with an international flavour without the usual travel costs. Feedback from our staff who attended was very positive around the content of both presentations and tutorial sessions. A key feature of this event that worked well for us is the focus on facilitating networking between attendees and presenters. Overall it was a very positive experience and we are planning on a similar level of involvement in 2010."
— Terry Gillett, Suncorp
"The JAOO attendees were a mix of hardcore programmers covering the full spectrum of languages, coming to learn from each other. One of my favorite memories was watching Josh Block and Avi Bryant duke it out over Java versus SmallTalk."
— Pamella Fox, Wave API Developer Advocate, Google
"It's a rare treat to get such a diverse roundup of software industry experts at the one conference in Australia. Ruby, Java, Smalltalk, Python... you name it. I left with a wider perspective and the inspiration to become a better developer. Highly recommended."
— Tim Lucas, Partner and UX Developer, Rainford Agency
"YOW! is a unique event on the Australian IT calendar, bringing together international leaders in best-practice software development management and delivery, with the express purpose of sharing that expertise with the IT community. Any company that relies of the effective delivery of software for business success should seriously consider attending."
— Greg Baster, Director, Inari Group