Current status: 2017 Complete - thanks to sponsors, speakers and attendees!

DDD Perth

DDD Perth is an inclusive non-profit event for the Perth software community.

Developer! Developer! Developer! Perth

DDD Perth is an inclusive non-profit event for the Perth software community. Our goal is to create an approachable conference that anyone can attend or speak at, especially people that don't normally get to attend / speak at conferences. We do this by:

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

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Sat 16th September 2017

  • One Day
  • Fully Catered
  • Inclusive atmosphere
  • Interesting presentations
  • Awesome people
  • Only $50

Important dates

  • 08/06/2017 - Submissions open
  • 08/06/2017 - Registrations open
  • 01/07/2017 - Submissions closed
  • 04/07/2017 - Voting open
  • 12/07/2017 - Voting closed
  • 24/07/2017 - Agenda published
  • 15/09/2017 - Registrations closed
  • 16/09/2017 - Conference day

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Platinum Partner

Gold Sponsors

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

21 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth

Silver Sponsors

Kris Howard

@web_goddess |
Sponsored by YOW! Conferences & Workshops

The Campsite Rule - Leaving the Tech Industry Better than We Found It

Improving the codebase for the next developer is a great goal, but what about making the industry better for the next generation? In this talk, Kris will debunk some of the damaging myths and ideas we’re all guilty of perpetuating, the ones that lead to stress and burnout. Fortunately there is an antidote - becoming a mentor! You’ll learn how you can change your own behaviour and thinking, be more supportive to those just starting out, and feel more engaged and inspired in your work - all with minimal effort. We all have a responsibility to make things just a little bit better for those who come after us.

Kris Howard has been building websites in one form or another for over twenty years. She's been a developer, a business analyst, and a manager; and most recently wrangled engineers at Canva, one of Australia's fastest growing startups. She now heads up Developer Relations for YOW! Conferences, meeting and working with developers around the country. She's spoken at meetups and events across Australia and Asia, including TEDx Melbourne. Her Instagram account is pretty much all selfies and food.

Gojko Adzic

@gojkoadzic |
Sponsored by YOW! Conferences & Workshops

Five key challenges for software quality tomorrow

With the advances in our industry we can build software faster and operate it cheaper while serving more platforms and solving more problems than ever before. This is not without it's complications though, this new landscape requires teams to change their approach to reduce risk and ensure quality in their software.

In this presentation, Gojko will look at five important software quality challenges facing delivery teams due to these shifting roles. He will also present some emerging ideas that will help address these challenges and inspire you to rethink your approach to testing.

Gojko Adzic is a strategic software delivery consultant who works with ambitious teams to align software delivery with business goals, and improve the quality of their software products and processes. Gojko specialises in are agile and lean quality improvement, in particular impact mapping, agile testing, specification by example and behaviour driven development.

Gojko’s book Specification by Example won the Jolt Award for the best book of 2012. Gojko won the 2016 European Software Testing Outstanding Achievement Award. In 2011, he was voted by peers as the most influential agile testing professional, and his blog won the UK Agile Award for the best online publication in 2010.

Gojko is a frequent keynote speaker at leading software development conferences, and one of the authors of MindMup and Claudia.js.


When and where?
The event will be held on Sat 16th September 2017 at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. Doors will open at 8:15am and we'll finish at 5:10pm followed by the afterparty at @Liberty Cafe & Bar.

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 there be wifi?
PCEC has free wifi for all attendees limited to 512Kb download speed that needs to be renewed every hour.

When does registration open?
Registration opens on 08/06/2017.

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 publicised in the community and we believe offers a unique marketing and recruiting opportunity. It's also a great chance to give back and support the local software community. We have various levels of sponsorship available with various benefits and price points. We have a sponsorship prospectus that will be provided on request that explains detailed benefits and impact of sponsorship and the difference between the various levels; if you would like a copy please contact us.

I would like to do this kind of thing more often
Perth has a very active software community. Consider attending one of the meetups/conferences 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, Perth Code Dojo, Perth Mobile .NET Developers, Women in Technology, WA, Localhost, Mixin conference, or Yow! West conference.

Who is coordinating this event?
DDD Perth 2017 is coordinated by Rob Moore, Matt Davies, Jake Ginnivan, Laura Beere, Mike Airey, Lee Campbell, Ian Hughes, Rebecca Waters, Ashley Aitken, Rob Crowley, Matt Ward, Marjan Zia Khodadadian, and Aidan Morgan.


DDD Perth will be held at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

To get a 10% discount from the best available rate for the nearby 4.5 star Adina Apartment Hotel you can use the special booking link. Adina Hotel can be contacted on +61 8 9217 8000 or [email protected].

21 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth


PCEC has parking underneath it for $16.80 for the day.


PCEC is adjoining the Elizabeth Quay Train Station and is a 5 minute walk from it. See Transperth for more details.


PCEC is easy to get to via any bus that goes to the Esplanade Busport, which is adjoining the PCEC. See Transperth for more details.