This is your chance to meet experts, share work, and contribute to the future of software—together.

Day 1: Explore (Oct. 23)

Hear from Australia's top tech and community leaders, and meet fellow builders at this one-of-kind community conference. We’ll spend an evening exploring what’s new, what’s to come, and how you can get involved.

Day 2: Align (Oct. 24)

This one-day event brings together team leaders and entrepreneurs to discuss what (and how) they’re using GitHub at work.

Register for the event that fits your interests—or join us for both!

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Day 1

Explore

Day 1 Speakers

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    The Legendary Josh Wulf™️ - As Seen on the Internet®️

    Founder and CEO

    Magikcraft.io

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    The Legendary Josh Wulf™️ - As Seen on the Internet®️

    Founder and CEO

    Magikcraft.io

    About

    Josh Wulf has worked professionally as a developer, a hiring manager, *and* a recruiter; and is now a startup founder. He's used GitHub in all of those roles, joining in 2010. His article "The Impact GitHub is Having on Your Software Career, Right Now…" went viral earlier this year. His company Magikcraft teaches kids to code in Minecraft, and introduces them to social coding and Open Source from day 0.

    Talk - Magikcraft - teaching social coding from Day 0 with GitHub

    Day 1, 8:45pm

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    Dr Anna Harrison

    UX Designer

    Ephox

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    Dr Anna Harrison

    UX Designer

    Ephox

    About

    Dr Anna Harrison is an award-winning speaker, author and designer. Anna leads the UX design and innovation practice at Ephox, makers of the TinyMCE that powers WordPress. Anna’s passion for people, design and technology is fuelled by her travels and work around the world, where she has helped organisations like IBM, Oracle, NICTA, Unisys and major airports convert dreams into successful products. Anna regularly contributes to the Design + Technology scene through speaking engagements and workshops at Indyco. Connect with Anna @inplaneterms

    Talk - Designers Don’t PR: Integrating design into large, open source projects

    Day 1, 7:45pm

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    Ryan Gribble

    Maintainer

    Octokit

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    Ryan Gribble

    Maintainer

    Octokit

    About

    With 18 years experience spanning Development and Operations, Ryan is currently working at TattsGroup as a DevOps Strategist where he helps plan and implement the transformation activities that are levelling up the company's DevOps culture and capabilities. Ryan loves build and deployment pipelines, building tools and infrastructure as code. He is passionate about open source, contributing to several projects and is the core maintainer of Octokit.net (a .NET library for interacting with the GitHub API) - an OSS project with over 400k downloads.

    Talk - Octokit.net - the GitHub API Client for .NET and .NET Core

    Day 1, 8:05pm

    Talk - Focus on the pipeline, not the plumbing!

    Day 2, 10:30am

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    Dean Foley

    Founder

    Barayamal

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    Dean Foley

    Founder

    Barayamal

    About

    Dean served five years in the Royal Australian Air Force before founding Australia’s Indigenous Business Accelerator, Barayamal – now known as a world leader in Indigenous Entrepreneurship. Dean is an action-oriented entrepreneur, Microsoft RAP Advisory Board Member and proud Kamilaroi Man who grew up within the Aboriginal community in Gunnedah, NSW.

    Talk - How Indigenous Entrepreneurship can Close the Gap with your help

    Day 1, 7:25pm

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    Tylor Stewart

    CEO

    Fabric

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    Tylor Stewart

    CEO

    Fabric

    About

    Tylor is the CEO of Fabric, a financial data aggregator. He is passionate about open data and unix systems. Outside of his role at Fabric, Tylor spends a lot of time thinking about rock climbing.

    Talk - Legacy Services and API's

    Day 1, 8:25pm

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    Brendan Forster

    Senior Engineer

    GitHub

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    Brendan Forster

    Senior Engineer

    GitHub

    About

    Brendan Forster is a Senior Engineer at GitHub, primarily involved with GitHub Desktop. He also has a wealth of experience with open source, maintaining several of his own and also contributing to Git LFS, Reactive Extensions for .NET, and a bunch of others that he can't be bothered listing off here.

    Talk - Closed to Open, Native to Electron - A Tale of Rebooting GitHub Desktop

    Day 1, 9:05pm

Day 2

Align

Day 2 Speakers

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    Ryan Gribble

    DevOps Strategist

    Tatts Group

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    Ryan Gribble

    DevOps Strategist

    Tatts Group

    About

    With 18 years experience spanning Development and Operations, Ryan is currently working at TattsGroup as a DevOps Strategist where he helps plan and implement the transformation activities that are levelling up the company's DevOps culture and capabilities. Ryan loves build and deployment pipelines, building tools and infrastructure as code. He is passionate about open source, contributing to several projects and is the core maintainer of Octokit.net (a .NET library for interacting with the GitHub API) - an OSS project with over 400k downloads.

    Talk - Octokit.net - the GitHub API Client for .NET and .NET Core

    Day 1, 8:05pm

    Talk - Focus on the pipeline, not the plumbing!

    Day 2, 10:30am

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    Daniel Figucio

    Director, Solutions Engineering

    GitHub

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    Daniel Figucio

    Director, Solutions Engineering

    GitHub

    About

    Daniel Figucio is the Director of Solutions Engineering, APAC @ GitHub, is passionate about software and enjoys helping people to understand the power and beauty of Git and GitHub.

    Talk - GitHub Product Update

    Day 2, 10:00am

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    Sam Hunt

    Director, APAC Sales

    GitHub

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    Sam Hunt

    Director, APAC Sales

    GitHub

    About

    Sam Hunt is GitHub’s Country Manager for Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific. Sam leads a talented local team and is responsible for overseeing regional partnerships, community engagement and sales across the region.

    Talk - Welcome

    Day 2, 9:45am

    Talk - Closing keynote

    Day 2, 11:50pm

Schedule

Mon

October 23

6:00pm

Doors Open

Doors Open

7:15pm

Welcome

Welcome

7:25pm

How Indigenous Entrepreneurship can Close the Gap with your help

Dean Foley, Barayamal

According to the latest government employment study, the Indigenous unemployment rate is currently 21%, an increase of 4.3 percentage points since 2008, and is 4 times the current non-Indigenous unemployment rate of 5%. Through disempowerment and lack of opportunity, the Indigenous community in Australia has the highest rate of suicide of any community in the world. Indigenous businesses are the high growth employment generation and solution to close the disadvantage gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. The more opportunities and jobs available in communities produces happier families and less crime. Listen to Dean Foley as he explores how Indigenous Entrepreneurship can deliver positive change and how you can help Close the Gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

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Dean Foley

Founder

Barayamal

How Indigenous Entrepreneurship can Close the Gap with your help

According to the latest government employment study, the Indigenous unemployment rate is currently 21%, an increase of 4.3 percentage points since 2008, and is 4 times the current non-Indigenous unemployment rate of 5%. Through disempowerment and lack of opportunity, the Indigenous community in Australia has the highest rate of suicide of any community in the world. Indigenous businesses are the high growth employment generation and solution to close the disadvantage gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. The more opportunities and jobs available in communities produces happier families and less crime. Listen to Dean Foley as he explores how Indigenous Entrepreneurship can deliver positive change and how you can help Close the Gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

7:45pm

Designers Don’t PR: Integrating design into large, open source projects

Dr Anna Harrison, Ephox

We know that technology created in partnership with design is good business: the era of technology by technologists for technologists has gone the way of the tag. And yet, the pragmatics of folding design neatly into the development process is not super easy. Join me for a fun session in which I share reflections and musings on my year of working as a contributing designer on the WordPress Gutenberg editor – a large, distributed, open source project that lives in GitHub.

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Dr Anna Harrison

UX Designer

Ephox

Designers Don’t PR: Integrating design into large, open source projects

We know that technology created in partnership with design is good business: the era of technology by technologists for technologists has gone the way of the tag. And yet, the pragmatics of folding design neatly into the development process is not super easy. Join me for a fun session in which I share reflections and musings on my year of working as a contributing designer on the WordPress Gutenberg editor – a large, distributed, open source project that lives in GitHub.

8:05pm

Octokit.net - the GitHub API Client for .NET and .NET Core

Ryan Gribble, Octokit

Ryan Gribble, Tatts Group

Octokit.net is an OSS project that provides an easy way to interact with the GitHub API from .NET. With the ".NET Renaissance" in full swing, we can now run .NET code on any platform, in containers, and even as serverless workloads... now is the perfect time to learn about what you could do with the GitHub API using c# and Octokit.net!

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Ryan Gribble

Maintainer

Octokit

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Ryan Gribble

DevOps Strategist

Tatts Group

Octokit.net - the GitHub API Client for .NET and .NET Core

Octokit.net is an OSS project that provides an easy way to interact with the GitHub API from .NET. With the ".NET Renaissance" in full swing, we can now run .NET code on any platform, in containers, and even as serverless workloads... now is the perfect time to learn about what you could do with the GitHub API using c# and Octokit.net!

8:25pm

Legacy Services and API's

Tylor Stewart, Fabric

Many services we depend on do not have APIs or a way to programmatically use their data and services. This limits our freedom as consumers, and makes using that data in new products tricky. In this talk we'll look at how Fabric, a financial data aggregation startup, approached this problem with the most legacy of the legacy; Banks. We’ll learn how they evolved their solution to not only get access to the data they needed, but how they managed to get a huge performance increase. This talk is well suited for anyone interested in liberating their own data or building a disruptive product, but also serves as a case study for enterprises who want to leverage the platform economy.

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Tylor Stewart

CEO

Fabric

Legacy Services and API's

Many services we depend on do not have APIs or a way to programmatically use their data and services. This limits our freedom as consumers, and makes using that data in new products tricky. In this talk we'll look at how Fabric, a financial data aggregation startup, approached this problem with the most legacy of the legacy; Banks. We’ll learn how they evolved their solution to not only get access to the data they needed, but how they managed to get a huge performance increase. This talk is well suited for anyone interested in liberating their own data or building a disruptive product, but also serves as a case study for enterprises who want to leverage the platform economy.

8:45pm

Magikcraft - teaching social coding from Day 0 with GitHub

The Legendary Josh Wulf™️ - As Seen on the Internet®️, Magikcraft.io

Software development in reality is a team sport - software is the product of groups of people. And yet so often it is taught in schools like a solo activity - an individual at a keyboard solving a problem. GitHub has unlocked a creative explosion of software, and the skills of collaboration are as important as the technical skills of coding. Magikcraft teaches these skills to kids, and leverages GitHub to do it. Find out how you can advance your own software development career, or kickstart that of your children in another Legendary Techentertainment Talk™️ by Josh Wulf, Founder and CEO of Magikcraft.

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The Legendary Josh Wulf™️ - As Seen on the Internet®️

Founder and CEO

Magikcraft.io

Magikcraft - teaching social coding from Day 0 with GitHub

Software development in reality is a team sport - software is the product of groups of people. And yet so often it is taught in schools like a solo activity - an individual at a keyboard solving a problem. GitHub has unlocked a creative explosion of software, and the skills of collaboration are as important as the technical skills of coding. Magikcraft teaches these skills to kids, and leverages GitHub to do it. Find out how you can advance your own software development career, or kickstart that of your children in another Legendary Techentertainment Talk™️ by Josh Wulf, Founder and CEO of Magikcraft.

9:05pm

Closed to Open, Native to Electron - A Tale of Rebooting GitHub Desktop

Brendan Forster, GitHub

GitHub Desktop is one of the oldest side projects at GitHub - it started from a need to have a friendlier experience with Git and wanted to get stuff. But after several years of active development on both macOS and Windows clients we decided it was time to rewrite. In this talk I'll share some history of GitHub Desktop, how we found ourselves deciding to rewrite, and what happened from there. I'll share some stories about how we dealt with changing an existing product with a passionate userbase, as well as what lies ahead for us. We just announced the release of Desktop 1.0 running on Electron, and the project is open source. You can download the bits from https://desktop.github.com or follow the project over on GitHub at https://github.com/desktop/desktop.

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Brendan Forster

Senior Engineer

GitHub

Closed to Open, Native to Electron - A Tale of Rebooting GitHub Desktop

GitHub Desktop is one of the oldest side projects at GitHub - it started from a need to have a friendlier experience with Git and wanted to get stuff. But after several years of active development on both macOS and Windows clients we decided it was time to rewrite. In this talk I'll share some history of GitHub Desktop, how we found ourselves deciding to rewrite, and what happened from there. I'll share some stories about how we dealt with changing an existing product with a passionate userbase, as well as what lies ahead for us. We just announced the release of Desktop 1.0 running on Electron, and the project is open source. You can download the bits from https://desktop.github.com or follow the project over on GitHub at https://github.com/desktop/desktop.

9:25pm

Networking and Explore Showcase

Networking and Explore Showcase

10:30pm

Close

Close

Tues

October 24

8:30am

Doors Open

Doors Open

9:45am

Welcome

Sam Hunt, GitHub

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Sam Hunt

Director, APAC Sales

GitHub

Welcome

10:00am

GitHub Product Update

Daniel Figucio, GitHub

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Daniel Figucio

Director, Solutions Engineering

GitHub

GitHub Product Update

10:30am

Focus on the pipeline, not the plumbing!

Ryan Gribble, Octokit

Ryan Gribble, Tatts Group

Regardless of technology or industry, there are common challenges when it comes to setting up GitHub repositories and delivery pipelines. But how can we manage this across many teams with many hundreds of repositories, without it becoming a full time “plumbing job”? Automate it using the GitHub API of course! Ryan takes us through “TattsFlow” - the internal platform developed at TattsGroup, that enables technology teams to focus on their delivery pipelines, without getting bogged down in the plumbing.

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Ryan Gribble

Maintainer

Octokit

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Ryan Gribble

DevOps Strategist

Tatts Group

Focus on the pipeline, not the plumbing!

Regardless of technology or industry, there are common challenges when it comes to setting up GitHub repositories and delivery pipelines. But how can we manage this across many teams with many hundreds of repositories, without it becoming a full time “plumbing job”? Automate it using the GitHub API of course! Ryan takes us through “TattsFlow” - the internal platform developed at TattsGroup, that enables technology teams to focus on their delivery pipelines, without getting bogged down in the plumbing.

11:00am

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

11:30am

Elastic

Elastic

11:50pm

Closing keynote

Sam Hunt, GitHub

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Sam Hunt

Director, APAC Sales

GitHub

Closing keynote

12:30pm

Lunch and Partner Showcase

Lunch and Partner Showcase

2:30pm

Close

Close

FAQ

  • Do I need my ID for entry?

    An email confirmation is all you need to check you in.

  • What language will the events be in?

    Constellation Brisbane presenters will be speaking in English.

  • Will parking be available?

    We highly encourage attendees to take public transportation or ridesharing services to events. Parking is not provided at the venue but can be found in the general area.

  • Will there be a place for me to store things?

    Yes, we’ll have a coat check area. Please don’t leave any valuables.

  • Where do I go if I lose something?

    Find a GitHub team member if you lose something while at the event. Email events@github.com if you realize you lost something after.

  • Do you provide meals?

    We’ll provide light bites and beverages at Explore, and breakfast and lunch will be served at Align.

  • Do you accommodate special dietary needs?

    Gluten free and vegetarian options are always provided at our events. If you have additional dietary needs, please let us know at least 48 hours in advance and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

  • Will non-alcoholic options be available at Explore?

    Yes.

  • What if I don’t want my picture taken?

    Please let a GitHub team member know upon check-in. You’ll be provided with a red lanyard to let our photographer know.