Agile Malaysia x YOW! Nights: Simplicity - The Road Not Taken? with Dave Thomas


Join us for the first YOW! Nights meet up in KL, co-hosted with Agile Malaysia.

Simplicity - The Road Not Taken?

It appears that there is a complexity conspiracy seeking to make the development of even straightforward applications difficult.

To be successful today one needs to cope with the full-stack - a constantly changing collection of languages, APIs, tools and frameworks.

It appears that complexity begets complexity? Yet most applications are not intrinsically complicated!

In this talk, we look at simple proven techniques which provide improved productivity and quality. They have stood the test of time, but unfortunately, are not well known to most developers. These techniques reduce the gap between the product owner and developer usually reducing amount code which must be developed. They have been applied to problems in almost every industry banking to real-time control. They don't depend on a particular language or technology hence large portions of an application can be moved easily from legacy technology to modern technology. We discuss the techniques and provide case studies of their use in major applications.


Dave Thomas, Chief Scientist/CSO, Kx Systems, Co-Founder and past Chairman of Bedarra Research Labs (BRL), creators of the Ivy visual analytics workbench and ACM Distinguished Engineer. Founder and past CEO of Object Technology International (OTI), becoming CEO of IBM OTI Labs after its sale to IBM.

With a unique ability to see the future and translate research into competitive products, he is known for his contributions to Object Technology including IBM VisualAge and Eclipse IDEs, Smalltalk and Java virtual machines. Dave is founder and chairman of the YOW! Australia and Lambda Jam conferences, and is a GOTO Conference Fellow.


6.45: Venue opens / Registration
7.20: Breaking of fast / Light refreshments
7.45: Presentation followed by Q&A
9.30: Event end

Mon May 27, 2019
6:45 PM - 9:30 PM MYT
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General Admission FULL
Venue Address
Level 20, Menara AIA CapSquare, No, 10, Jalan Munshi Abdullah, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Agile Malaysia

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