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DDD Melbourne

DDD Melbourne is a non profit community event run by developers, for developers & will be held on Sat Aug 13th 2016

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DDD Melbourne 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.

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Sat Aug 13th 2016

  • One Day
  • Fully Catered
  • Industry-leading Presenters
  • Only $49

Important dates

  • Mon 23rd May - Call for content opens
  • Sun 5th June - Call for content closes
  • Mon 6th June - Voting opens
  • Mon 6th June - Tickets wave 1 opens
  • Mon 13th June - Tickets wave 2 opens
  • Mon 20th June - Tickets wave 3 opens
  • Mon 27th June - Voting closes
  • Fri 1st July - Agenda published

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Silver Sponsors

Shawn Wildermuth

Being a Better Developer: Learning Skills That Aren't On Your Resume

As developers we spend a lot of time chasing technical skills like JavaScript, C++, and Angular. But the reality is that it the skills you have when you get a job are rarely the ones that you will use for your entire tenure. When I evaluate talent, I focus on the skills that don’t go well on a resume: communication, teamwork, estimation, and active listening. In this talk, I’ll delve into why these skills are crucial to being a great developer and how you acquire the skills.

Shawn Wildermuth is a fourteen-time Microsoft MVP (ASP.NET/IIS) and is involved with Microsoft as an ASP.NET Insider, ClientDev Insider and Windows Phone Insider. You may have taken one of his more than fifteen courses for Pluralsight ( including "Building a Web App with ASP.NET Core, MVC, EF and Angular" and "Bootstrap 3". He is also the author of eight books and dozens of articles on software development. He has been seen speaking at a variety of international conferences including TechEd, Oredev, SDC, VSLive, DevIntersection, MIX, DevTeach, DevConnections and DevReach. He is one of the Wilder Minds at He can also be reached via his blog at

Paul Fenwick

The Future is Awesome (and what you can do about it)

Technology is advancing at a faster rate than society's expectations, and can go from science-fiction to being consumer-available, with very little in the way of discussion in between, but the questions they raise are critically important: What happens when self-driving vehicles cause unemployment, when medical expert systems work on behalf of insurance agencies rather than patients, and weapon platforms make their own lethal decisions?

Paul Fenwick is an internationally acclaimed public speaker, developer, and science educator. Paul is well known for presenting on a diverse range of topics including privacy, neuroscience and neuroethics, Klingon programming, open source, depression and mental health, advancements in science, diversity, autonomous agents, and minesweeper automation. His dynamic presentation style and quirky humour has delighted audiences worldwide. Paul was awarded the 2013 O'Reilly Open Source award, and the 2010 White Camel award, both for outstanding contributions to the open source community. As a Freedom Loving Scientist, Paul's goal is to learn everything he can, do amazing things with that knowledge, and give them away for free.


When and where?
The event will be held at a TBC location with doors opening at 08:30 and ending 17:00 (ish). After the event is completed there will very likely drinks & food at a nearby venue TBC.

How much is the event?
$49. DDD Melbourne is a non profit event and any excess will be kept as part of a fund for future events/donated to charity.

Will refreshments be provided?
Yes, delegates will receive lunch and snacks throughout the day. Sadly we are restricted from running a coffee cart by the university but there are many cafes and coffee shops in the local area & on campus.

Will wireless access be available?
Probably not.

Can I pay by cheque, invoice, cash, Coinye West?
No - this year all payments will be via EventBrite. It's vastly easier for us as organisers to only accept payments using EventBrite, which currently doesn't allow payments to be made by Diners or rapper themed bitcoins. Please consider using EventBrite with your own credit card, and claiming it back on expenses. The cost is low, so it should easily fall within your expenses limit!

Can I cancel/give my ticket to someone else?
You are welcome to send someone else in your place. Please do this through the Eventbrite system. For help on how to do this refer to:

When does registration open?
Due to the popularity of last years event, we are running 3 separate ticket waves to give everyone an opportunity to obtain a ticket.
Wave 1: Mon 6th June
Wave 2: Mon 13th June
Wave 3: Mon 20th June
The ticket price will stay at $49 for each wave.

What is the hashtag for DDD Melbourne?
The twitter hashtag will be #dddmelb.

I want to be involved. Can I help?
Thanks but we have enough assistance for running the event now. However we would love to have your session submission.

How can I contact the organizers?
We can be contacted via email at:

I would like to sponsor DDD Melbourne
Great! DDD Melbourne will be heavily publized in related websites and we believe offers a fantastic marketing opportunity as well as the ability to support the local development community. We have various levels of sponsor ship available and opportunities for logo placement on the website, agenda, delegate slides, speaker tshirts and we are happy to include advertisements in delegate packs. For more information please email

Who is coordinating this event?
DDD Melbourne is coordinated by Oz Dev Inc, a non-profit organisation set up to improve the learnings of the Australian developer community.

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

I would like to do this kind of thing more often
Why not consider attending one of the local user groups such as:

To find out more about the sponsorships, please email