Robert C. Martin, also known as Uncle Bob, has been a software professional since 1970 and is visiting Australia in December to present a keynote at the annual YOW! 2016 Developer Conference in Melbourne, Brisbane, and Sydney. He will also be leading workshops in Sydney and Melbourne on Writing Clean Code.
An acclaimed speaker at conferences worldwide, he is the author of many books including The Clean Coder, Clean Code, Agile Software Development: Principles, Patterns, and Practices, and UML for Java Programmers. A prolific writer, he has published hundreds of articles, papers, and blogs. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of the C++ Report and as the first chairman of the Agile Alliance. Uncle Bob served as the Master Craftsman at 8th Light inc, is Co-Founder of the online video training company cleancoders.com, and is the Founder of Uncle Bob Consulting, LLC.
“We are thrilled to have secured Uncle Bob for our signature event as speakers of his caliber are always in high demand,” said Dave Thomas, software visionary and Founder of YOW! Australia. “It’s great that we were able to talk him into a sojourn to the southern hemisphere and that Australian developers will have the opportunity to hear him speak and learn from him directly during his workshops.”
Uncle Bob’s list of accomplishments is considerable. He is best known by many for his role in initiating the meeting of the group that created Agile software development from extreme programming techniques. He is a leading member of the Worldwide Software Craftsmanship Movement – Clean Code.
His keynote at the YOW! 2016 Conference called "The Scribe’s Oath" will cover the role of Software Developers in today’s society. With his 45+ years of coding experience and his role in the development of Agile, he is well placed to reflect on the many challenges facing developers today.
Held annually, the YOW! Conference this year will feature 44 international and local experts to present the latest development tips and tools. Other keynotes included in the line-up are Dr. Brian Little, a renowned professor at the University of Cambridge in the field of psychology and personality, and Rebecca Parsons, the Chief Technical Officer at ThoughtWorks.
Since 2008, YOW! has strived to offer a distinctive way to learn and network with the most renowned experts in the Information Technology field. Events held each year include workshops, conferences, and networking nights with the aim of broadening and inspiring the knowledge of the Australian IT developer community.
You can find more of Uncle Bob books, articles, interviews here.