YOW! New Voices in Tech 2018

Congratulations to our New Voices in Tech 2018 successful applicants! Thank you to all of you who submitted for the program this year. There were over fifty excellent applications and our panel had a hard time choosing between them. In the end, preference was given to strong technical proposals from a range of women around […]

So how do you Kotlin?

Guest Post by Mike Gouline, Organiser at Sydney Kotlin User Group You’ve likely heard about Kotlin at least somewhere by now. Perhaps, as the second most loved (and fourth most wanted) language in Stack Overflow’s Developer Survey 2018. Or maybe in the ‘Trial’ layer of ThoughtWorks’ Technology Radar 2017. If you’re in the mobile community, you definitely […]

YOW’s New Voices in Tech Speaker Training

by Amy Kapernick, Evangelist For the last 5 years, YOW have worked to increase the diversity of tech conferences by running their New Voices in Tech Speaker Training program which offers a full day of speaker training with Damian Conway (travel and accommodation support available for interstate participants). For a full day, 10 women in […]

Teaching Resources

The Gift of Coding for Newbies Hello Ruby books Co-founder of RailsGirls and childrens book author Linda Liukas keynoted at YOW! 2017 (watch online) and inspired the audience to imagine how the next generation will relate to technology. In her books Adventures in Coding and Journey Inside the Computer, a small girl with a huge […]

How to Plan Your YOW! Conference Schedule

by Kris Howard, Director of Developer Relations In 2017, YOW! moved to using Confengine to manage speakers, talk submissions, and conference programs. Hopefully you’ll notice that the process of submitting a proposal is a little easier and more user friendly now! (Incidentally, we’re now looking for speakers for the CTO Summits in Melbourne and Sydney.) […]

On Speaking at YOW

Guest Post by Sam Ritchie, Software Wizard and Chief Codesplicer At last year’s YOW! Connected, I was introduced as a ‘YOW! Veteran’. That didn’t sound like me, but I counted up and realised I’ve now spoken at nine YOW!-flavoured conferences. With the upcoming YOW! West I thought I’d give some general experiences & advice to first […]

6 February Wrap Up

by Kris Howard, Director of Developer Relations It’s been several weeks since my last report, and as you might expect – I’ve been busy! I spent the week from January 16-20 in Hobart, Tasmania for linux.conf.au. What a beautiful city for a conference! More than 500 Free and Open Source Software enthusiasts met up for […]

Volunteering with YOW!

By Hayden Warmington Thinking about being a volunteer at the next YOW! event, but are unsure what you’re in for? You’ve come to the right place. I’ve been lucky enough to work with YOW! twice now and will definitely be back for more. In this post I’lll be talking mostly about my experience at YOW! […]

13 January Wrap Up

by Kris Howard, Director of Developer Relations Welcome to 2017, everyone! The year started slowly with only a few meetups as everyone enjoyed the holidays, but thankfully things have started to ramp up again. The first meetup I attended in 2017 was Sydney Testers last week at the Tyro FinTechHub. The speaker was a special guest in […]