Since 2014, YOW! West has brought high calibre speakers and cutting-edge content to Perth. The conference provides a fast paced exposure to intermediate and advanced tech concepts to an audience of Software Developers, Designers, Analysts, Engineers, Architects, Technical Leaders, IT Managers and CTOs.

Over a two day period our selected experts will provide thought provoking and innovative talks in their field of expertise with an in-depth coverage of current and emerging practices and technologies including architecture and design, web development, JavaScript, microservices, mobile, languages, functional programming, big data, security, performance, cloud, lean / agile, UX, DevOps, testing and more.

YOW! West provides a great opportunity for Australian developers to learn from experts and peers through the sharing of experiences and information on new technologies, practices and methods.

We are now calling for presentations that will contribute to our community’s knowledge and development capabilities.

Key Dates

Call for Presentations Closes 12 March, 2017
Speaker Notifications 27 March, 2017
Conference Dates 2-3 May, 2017

Session Formats

The conference program runs for two days across multiple tracks.

Presentations may be submitted as a talk, case study or demo:

Talk Talks are a conventional conference presentation of 45 minutes including introductions and questions. They are conducted in a lecture format, providing a focused explanation on a single topic.
Case Study Case Studies are a short-form conference presentation of 30 minutes including introductions and questions. They are conducted in a lecture format, providing the ability to share a personal or organisational experience or story.
Demo Demos are a short-form presentation of 30 minutes including introductions and questions. They are conducted in a lecture format, providing the ability to demonstrate a product or code.

Depending on the number of submissions or the content of your submission, the program committee may ask if you would be prepared to accept a different session length.

Submission Guidelines

Provide sufficient detail in your submission to enable the reviewers to understand your proposal and clearly identify what an attendee will gain from attending your session. You should include the following information in the submission system:

Authors The details of each of the presenters
Title Title of the presentation (please keep it brief and specific)
Abstract In your abstract ensure that you include the following:

  • Goal: Explain in one paragraph what an attendee will learn during your presentation;
  • Description: Explain in detail how your presentation will be structured, what methodology and technology you will introduce, what examples you will use, etc;
  • Ancillary material: A description of any supporting material (if required), which you will provide before the conference and that we will distribute to all participants via the YOW! West website — this may be text in PDF format and/or code as a compressed file;
  • References: Is there generally available material that attendees may use after the presentation to deepen their understanding of the presented topic material? If so, please list that material.
Keywords List any keywords that will help the program committee and attendees categorise your presentation.
Session Format The type of presentation you are proposing:

  • Talk
  • Case Study
  • Demo
Audience Indicate the level your talk is aimed at:

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Nothing upsets an audience more than a speaker that stands on stage blatantly promoting his or her company, product or achievements. Please keep the content of your talk on-topic and do not use this speaking opportunity as a sales pitch.

Review Process

The program committee will review all submissions.

Throughout the review period, submitters may be contacted to clarify details on their submission.

All submitters will be notified via email of the status of their submission.

There will also be a small number of invited speakers / keynotes.

Speaker Compensation

All accepted speakers will receive free admission to the conference.

A limited amount of travel support is available for selected international speakers.


You can submit your session idea now! (an EasyChair account is required)

For more information or questions, please email