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DDD Perth

DDD Perth is a non profit community event run by developers, for developers & will be held on Sat 27th August 2016

DDD Perth

DDD Perth is a non profit community event run by developers for developers. Anyone can submit a session to the event and delegates then vote on the sessions they want to see.

If you'd like to be involved in organising or volunteering then please contact the organisers at [email protected].

Code of conduct Photos Conference Guide

Sat 27th August 2016

  • One Day
  • Fully Catered
  • Industry-leading Presenters
  • Only $50

Important dates

  • 15/06/2016 - Submissions open
  • 15/06/2016 - Registrations open
  • 10/07/2016 - Submissions closed
  • 12/07/2016 - Voting open
  • 17/07/2016 - Voting closed
  • 24/07/2016 - Agenda published
  • 27/08/2016 - Registrations closed
  • 27/08/2016 - Conference day

Platinum Partner

Gold Sponsors

Mercure Perth

10 Irwin Street, Perth WA 6000

Silver Sponsors

Nigel Dalton

@nxdnz |
Sponsored by NDC Sydney

Mars, Cars, Stars and VR - developing resilience for a crazy future

If you're a software engineer in 2016, you're quite possibly a tiny bit jaded by this year's new and improved frameworks, 3rd set of must-have developer tools, cool as a cumulus cloud configurator, or magical monitoring software. Couldn't we just slow all this down for a minute? Half of us are still working at banks on enterprise java apps written in 2002! Nigel Dalton peeks under the covers of the societal and business drivers for what might appear (to a rational person) to be change for change's sake, followed by madly attempting to predict some key trends, and finally concludes what our #1 focus as humans within the systems of work should probably be.

Nigel Dalton is Chief Information Officer at the REA Group in Melbourne, and a veteran agile evangelist with over 14 years of experience applying agile principles to IT and product development in the USA, Australia and NZ. Nigel was also the co-founder of Luna Tractor, an Australian business consultancy taking agile, lean and systems thinking beyond software development to all areas of business and organisations. Luna Tractor leveraged the experience gained in the transformation of Lonely Planet between 2007 and 2011, with over 20 teams running variants of agile, kanban and lean methods to support their aim to make amazing guides in all formats for customers. At REA Group Nigel takes a strong interest in the broad application of lean, agile and systems thinking approaches around the workplace. His greatest career regret is having once tried to apply agile techniques to a rock and roll band. The result was not pretty.

Lars Klint

@larsklint |
Sponsored by the Microsoft MVP Program

The Force Awakens: Mastering Your Inner Developer

It takes effort and discipline to be a great developer, but how do you know what to focus on, what to pursue, what to say no to? And how do you fit it all into an already packed life of family, friends, discovery and ambition?

Getting a grasp on key professional skills, such as time management, learning to say no, building a network and, most importantly, keeping an open mind is no simple task. This talk will provide guidance and share personal experiences on how to build up the life of your creation, rather than the life you have settled for. From managing 3 businesses, being an author and speaker, organising conferences, giving as much back to the community as possible as well as being a father and partner, there are gold nuggets aplenty in this talk. Be inspired to think beyond yourself.

Lars is an author, trainer, Microsoft MVP, community leader, authority on all things Windows Platform and part time crocodile wrangler. He is a published Pluralsight author, freelance solution architect, and has been a part of the software development community for the past 20 years. Lars co-organises the DDD Melbourne community conference, organises developer events with Microsoft, and also runs a part time car restoration business. He has spoken at numerous technical events around the world and is an expert in Australian Outback Internet.


When and where?
The event will be held on Sat 27th August 2016 at Mercure Perth. Doors will open at 8:30am and we'll finish at 5:00pm followed by the afterparty at My Place Bar & Restaurant.

How much is the event?
DDD Perth is a non profit event and any excess will be kept as part of a fund for future events. We usually try to spend it all on swag for the attendees though.

Will refreshments be provided?
Yes, delegates will receive lunch and snacks throughout the day. There will be coffee.

What about swag?
Yes, delegates will receive bags full of goodies like any good conference.

Will wireless access be available?
There will be a limited amount of wifi that the conference venue will provide us that attendees are welcome to use. No guarantees will be made about speed or how long through the day the wifi bandwidth we have allocated will last.

When does registration open?
Registration opens on 15/06/2016.

What is the hashtag for DDD Perth?
The twitter hashtag is #dddperth.

Photography & Video
Attendees may be photographed or filmed by media personnel authorised by DDD Perth. Attendees must inform said media personnel if they do not wish to be photographed or filmed.

I want to be involved. Can I help?
Probably! Shoot us an email at [email protected] and we'll let you know.

How can I contact the organizers?
We can be contacted via email at: [email protected] and Twitter at: @DDDPerth.

I would like to sponsor DDD Perth
Great! DDD Perth will be heavily publicized in related websites and we believe offers a fantastic marketing opportunity. It's also a great chance to give back and support the local development community. We have various levels of sponsorship available and opportunities for logo placement on the website, agenda, delegate slides, speaker shirts and we are happy to include advertisements in delegate packs. For more information please email [email protected]

I would like to do this kind of thing more often
Perth has a very active developer community. Consider attending one of the meetups such as Perth .NET, Perth MS Cloud Computing User Group, Perth Functional Programmers, Agile Perth, Perth Agile Meetup, DevOps Perth, Front End Web Developers Perth (Fenders), Perth Agile Testing, or Perth Code Dojo or the awesome Yow! West conference.

Who is coordinating this event?
DDD Perth is coordinated by Rob Moore, Matt Davies, Jake Ginnivan, Adam Grande, Laura Beere, Mike Airey, and Lee Campbell.


DDD Perth will be held at Mercure Perth.

If you want to stay at the hotel then quote the code REA270816 to get a 19% discount on rooms. Contact reservations on 08 9326 7000 or email [email protected].

10 Irwin Street, Perth WA 6000


The City of Perth Parking (CPP) Fire Station Car Park at 1 Murray Street and Wilson Parking Kings Perth Hotel at 517 Hay Street are just around the corner, but public transport is likely to be easier and cheaper.


Mercure is within a 10 minute walk of the Perth Train Station / Perth Underground. See Transperth for more details.


Mercure is easy to get to via any bus that goes down St Geroge's Tce and is within 400m of the following bus stops: #10128, #10129, #10130, #10131, #10132, #10133, #10134, #10130, #10080, #10081, #10182, #16910, #16911. See Transperth for more details.

More details of the benefits of sponsorship can be found on the Sponsorship page. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or have questions, please email [email protected]