Kristine Howard – The Campsite Rule: Leaving the Tech Industry Better than We Found It

Improving products, business processes, and the ways teams work together are great goals, but what about making the industry better for the next generation?

In this talk, Kris will dispel some of the damaging myths and beliefs we’re all guilty of perpetuating, the ones that make us feel helpless and burnt out.  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.


Kristine Howard – Head of Developer Relations at YOW! Conferences and Workshops

Kris has been working in the tech industry for over twenty years in a variety of roles. 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 tech teams around the country. She’s a frequent speaker at meetups and events across Australia and Asia, including TEDx Melbourne 2016.