YOW! Connected Workshop - Melbourne - Svetlana Isakova
Melbourne Sept 20 The Kotlin programming language is developed by JetBrains and is now an officially-supported language for Android Development. This full-day workshop aims to share with you the power and the beauty of the language so that you can effectively and confidently use Kotlin in your every-day work. 

YOW! WIT 2017 Workshop with Damian Conway - Sydney
Sydney Sept 18 The purpose of this workshop is to help you deliver the most compelling, most informative, and most entertaining presentations possible at any conference, seminar, technical briefing, or client meeting where you'll be speaking; to help you develop new skills and techniques that will enhance *all* your future presentations.

YOW!Depthfirst Workshop - Perth - Gojko Adzic, Specification by Example
Perth, WA Sept 15 This workshop is based on Gojko Adzic’s books Specification by Example and Bridging the Communication Gap. Through facilitated exercises and discussion, you lean how to extend specifications with examples to create a single source of truth for testing and development.

YOW! Data Workshop - Sydney - Lynn Langit - Beyond Relational, Applying Big Data Cloud Pipeline Patterns
Sydney, NSW Sept 15 In this full-day workshop, you will learn applied big data solution patterns. most often, but not always using the public cloud. We cover Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform, and work with in small groups to design data pipeline architectures for common scenarios.

Passionate Product Ownership - Jeff Patton
Brisbane, Aug 22- 23Sydney, Aug 24-25 | Canberra, Aug 29-30Melbourne, Sep 1-2  This two day workshop takes on the bad assumptions and bad practices that often emerge from overly simplistic approaches to agile development and Scrum. Jeff Patton will leverage his past product leadership experience, and years of coaching product teams to teach an effective product ownership strategy.

 Introduction to Functional Programming - Tony Morris
Melbourne - 20 AprilBrisbane - 26 AprilPerth - 5 MayThis lead in one day event for our Lambda Jam Conference in Brisbane provides a hands-on introduction to the principles of Functional Programming.  You will solve simple problems using the Haskell programming language, then move up in difficulty as time permits.  For programmers with a basic understanding of functional programming principles and vocabulary, you will gain a firm grasp of the practical application of monads, in any programming environment. You will be able to demonstrate to your friends and colleagues the meaning and application of this useful programming tool, along with many others.

 
 Working Effectively with Legacy Code - Michael Feathers
Perth - 5 May | Sydney - 9 May | Melbourne - 10 May
 
Test Driven Development and Refactoring are powerful tools. With them you can add new code to systems and make existing code more maintainable. However, refactoring code without having tests in place can be hazardous. This workshop presents a collection of dependency breaking and test writing techniques that can be used to get existing code safely under test for refactoring. These techniques can be used in conjunction with Test Driven Development to breathe new life into large existing code bases. This one day workshop includes talks, discussions, and hands-­on exercises.
 

Beyond Error Handling - Michael Feathers
Perth - 6 May

It would be easy to say that error handling is a black art in software development but that implies that there is some secret stash of knowledge out there. The truth is that we tend to think of error handling as a "lesser concern." If we know how to throw and catch exceptions, we feel that we are okay. The fact of the matter is ­ we aren't okay. Error handling in applications is often a symptom of incomplete design. This course will focus on techniques you can use to systematically increase the robustness of code by rooting out potential errors and designing them away.