Learn from international software development experts and network with top developers in Hong Kong

2019 Conference - 9th of September

YOW! Hong Kong is back again in 2019, bringing International Software Experts from around the world to Hong Kong. YOW! Speakers are chosen based on their expertise; they provide excellent, technically rich content, completely independent of commercial concerns such as sponsorship or product. This means no advertising promotions, ever, just lots of case studies and stories from the trenches.

Serious software professionals and IT leaders from all across the organisation will benefit from attending. Whether you’re a developer, architect, product owner, team lead, coach, or management, don’t miss this learning opportunity. Sign up for a workshop for an intense learning experience. Network with people who truly care about delivering great software. Meet your favourite authors and bloggers - our speakers have a wealth of experience they’re eager to share with you. Learn from international software development experts and network with top developers in Hong Kong!

2019 Keynotes:

Adrian Cockcroft

VP Cloud Architecture Strategy

Adrian Cockcroft was most recently a technology fellow at Battery Ventures since 2014, but before that served as cloud architect at Netflix, and was a distinguished engineer at eBay and Sun Microsystems.


Kent Beck

Author of Extreme Programming

Kent Beck consistently challenges software engineering dogma, promoting ideas like patterns, test-driven development, and Extreme Programming. Currently affiliated with Three Rivers Institute and Gusto, he is the author of many Addison-Wesley titles.

Thanks to all those who participated in YOW! Hong Kong 2018. The event was a fantastic success. Photos and videos are now available..!

What do others say about YOW! in Hong Kong?

“It's a rare opportunity! It's a pleasure to see YOW! bringing internationally well-known tech experts to Hong Kong. Not only they are amazing internationally well-known tech speakers, they are the visionary of software development, coming up with latest idea, with concrete hands-on experience. It's an eye-opening opportunity for our industry practitioners.”
Steven Mak, Agile Coach at Odd-E Hong Kong

“Great to hear YOW! conferences are finally coming to Hong Kong! I have really been enjoying the high quality of speakers presenting at YOW! nights. Even though my specialty is web development as opposed to software development, I still really enjoyed and learned from all talks.”
Charis Rooda, Founder and producer of Webconf.asia events, and Co-organiser Codeaholics

8 Reasons Why You Should Attend a YOW! Event


Get a new perspective on your work
The relaxed setting at YOW! events provides the opportunity for you to meet and talk with world-renowned speakers face-to-face about your specific development challenges.


Learn from authors and creators
Many of the languages, practices and ideas that you use as a developer have been authored and created by the speakers at the conference. The speakers are all practitioners with many years of experience in the industry. Enjoy unbiased and technically rich talks


Listen to unbiased vendor-independent talks
YOW! is not aligned with any technology, practice, methodology or vendor. The invited speakers are chosen from a network of over 400 authors and experts by an international program committee. The focus is on craftsmanship rather than sales or product pitches.


Return to the office with renewed energy and inspiration
Working the daily grind of software development can be intense work that requires great adaptability and frequent changes in requirements and technologies. Being in a pro-active learning environment is a great way to get inspired.


5Connect with like-minded people
YOW! events typically attract developers who are serious about staying informed of the latest trends. The events provide a unique opportunity to make contacts, create strategic partnerships and network.


6Expand your view on what’s possible & be inspired in unexpected ways
Many attendees have commented that they often learn more from speakers they don’t know much about at first. However, this provides an opportunity to discover new thought leaders to learn from and follow.


7Support your company’s commitment to learning
Many companies recognise the need for ongoing learning to encourage innovation by providing training budgets. Get your company’s support to learn from the best.


7Join us for a world class conference experience
Instead of having to fly to Europe or the USA, let the international world class experience come to you. Join over 30,000 IT professionals who have attended YOW! events across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong.


>>Click here to download the Top 8 Reasons to Attend