All Day DevOps 2017: Live Online

Live Online

CFP closed at  June 30, 2017 08:11 UTC

All Day DevOps, Live Online - October 24, 2017


Note for attendees: Pre-registration for All Day DevOps 2017 is now open

All Day DevOps, the Global Online Conference

October 24, 2017 brings the 2nd Annual, online DevOps Conference, All Day DevOps: Live Online. Starting at 9:00am GMT continuing for 24 hours there will be 5, simultaneous tracks, each track containing a continuous series of 30-minute presentations, for a total of 48 hours of presentations.


October 24, 2017, 24 hours, running in all time zones simultaneously, 96 sessions, 4 keynotes. All tracks start at 9:00am GMT and continue for 24 hours


Live online to a global community over YouTube Live Stream

Conference Tracks

There are 5 tracks:

  • Modern Infrastructure
  • DevSecOps and Automated Security
  • CI/CD - Continuous Everything
  • DevOps in Government
  • The Tech Crawl - A Peek Inside DevOps Organizations

We’ll have 96 sessions plus 4 keynotes, on five tracks, running continuously for 24 hours. Submissions should include the most appropriate track, although the organizers reserve the right to move presentations into other tracks at their discretion. We are looking for DevOps practitioners who want to tell their story. Make sure you understand the speaker guidelines, read through the conference tracks, and then submit your session.

The first call for CFP closes May 31, 2017 with speaker selection beginning on June 15, 2017.

Track One: Modern Infrastructure

In this track, we will be discussing novel architectures, approaches, and tools for building out software and services. We are not looking for the standard approaches, but the way Infrastructure will be in the next 3-5 years. Topics that would be a perfect fit for this track:

  • Container Orchestration (e.g. Kubernetes, Swarm)
  • Application Centric Approaches (e.g. Chef Habitat, Terraform, …)
  • Serverless (e.g. AWS Lambda)
  • Microservices
  • Other Infrastructure as Code topics

We are looking for practical and pragmatic talks that mix both theory and real-world examples. We would love case studies and a complete show-and-tell of infrastructures using these technologies/tools.

Track Two: DevSecOps & Automated Security

You have a well tuned development and delivery environment or your in the process of building one. AppSec is a top business concern. You moved DevSecOps from Big Foot and UFO’s to reality, you sold the dream to staff, and now it’s beginning to pay off. This track explores DevSecOps tools and techniques to build a successful automated security program.

  • DevSecOps Saved my Bacon
  • Strengthening Application Defenses
  • Security Tools in the CI/Delivery Pipeline
  • Security in the Supply Chain
  • Open Source Innovations

Not every technical person is a internal security marketing genius. We are looking for your proven techniques to resource and build a successful program. We are also looking for high focused technical sessions on tools and technologies bring security value to the development pipeline. Particular emphasis on results, successful and common traps to avoid.

Track Three: CI/CD - Continuous Everything

Continuous Delivery is not magic, but it does take the right effort. The most successful practitioners have taken pragmatic steps to reduce cycle times, improve collaboration, and build quality in without burning people out. This track asks you to share your front line experiences of building CI/CD pipelines, aligning key stakeholders, and measuring the results. Remember, what’s now an everyday experience for you, is awesome to other’s pursuing that path.

Presentation titles in this track might include:

  • From Zero to Hero in 6 Months: How I implemented a CD/CD Solution with Spit and Bailing Wire
  • Getting Started with Continuous Delivery on AWS
  • We Thought We Were Doing Continuous Delivery Right, Until…
  • Automating Almost Everything with Open Source Applications
  • How Our “Build Quality In” Initiative Resulted in 93% Fewer Defects

Because “one size fits all” approaches frequently miss the mark, this track explores how to achieve continuous operations across both large-scale applications and small environments — however, the fundamentals will apply to every organization. Selection of talks will be rated on the clarity of the solutions, the practical applications that can be gleaned from the topic and the excitement of the story, itself.

Track Four: DevOps in Government

This year, we expand the tracks to include DevOps in Government. We are looking for stories from around the world, telling how governments are using DevOps strategies to create solutions and security around their major initiatives. If you have developer and practitioner DevOps contacts within your government, we’d appreciate you reaching out to them for a submission. If you have any question on this track, please send a private note to

Speaker Guidelines and Expectations

Sonatype, Inc. (the “Event Organizer”) and the event sponsors and volunteers want to make it as simple and transparent as possible for everyone, including you, the track moderators and the attendees to participate in the conference. All sessions are presented virtually, through YouTube Live Stream. If your session is selected, here are the ground rules and a few legal considerations.

Session Times

Sessions run 30 minutes each. We will start with the presenters in Australia and Asia for the first sessions, move to India and Europe for the next series of sessions, moving through North and South America, before returning to Australia and Asia for the closing. When submitting your presentation, please let us know your physical location (country and region) and your time zone.

No Sales or Marketing Pitches

We love our marketing and sales teams, however we request no presentations be built around any specific product or service.

We are looking for practical, real world solutions. While presentations may mention tools and services in passing as part of an integrated solution, they may not contain pitches for those products or services. We realize everyone works for someone. The presentation may include one screen introducing the speaker and their affiliation with a company, but this should not include a veiled offer of a product or service. There should be no other visual company logo other than on the title slide, the speaker introduction slide and the closing slide.

You will be provided with an All Day DevOps slide template which will include the opening title slide, and sponsor/supporter acknowledgement slides.

Agreement to Record and Distribute the Session

If your presentation is selected, you agree we may record your session. (More on this below under “A Word from Our Lawyers.”) The sessions will be delivered over YouTube Live Stream. Upon conclusion of the sessions, they will be automatically saved on YouTube. We will be promoting your session after the conference through creation of playlists and promotions.

Presentation Deck and Your Profile

If your session is confirmed, you agree to send us your slide deck one week prior to the event, so we can prep them to go on Yes, we realize you’ll be updating your presentation minutes before you go online to deliver it. That’s ok. Send us what you have a week prior so we’ve got the foundation of your presentation. If there are major changes, we can always replace the one published on SlideShare.

A brief bio is included as part of your submission. We will also be asking for a large headshot if your submission is accepted, so you might as well start looking around for that now.

Online Sound Check Practice Session

If your session is selected, you’ll need to do a short practice session online with your track moderator one week prior to the event. This request comes from practical experience. It is critical in order to assure your connectivity and sound quality. It also gives the track moderator a chance to work through any issues or questions you might have regarding screen sharing your presentation, or any logistical problems you might have.

On the day of your presentation, you are expected to login to the online environment “Green Room” 1/2 hour in advance to do a final check with the moderators. This was a life saver last year, where fully 25% of the speakers needed some kind of audio or video adjustment before going live.

What Speakers Can Expect From Us

It can be nerve wracking when presenting online. Our team of hosts and moderators will work to make it so you can give your presentation with the least amount of concern over logistics. We want you to worry about delivering your content, and we’ll take care of the rest.

The Presentation Platform

The presentation platform for this event is YouTube Live Stream. We found this to be a solid platform, making it easy to access, record and save each presentation. If you haven’t used YouTube Live Stream before, we’ve got practice sessions setup a week before the conference to give you some hands-on experience.

Promotion of the Event

We’re good at this, if I do say so. We’ve got a marketing campaign setup to help promote the conference and your session starting a month and a half before the event. This will include your name, your presentation and anything else we can fit that will encourage people to attend your session. We’ll start with a concentrated opt-in email campaign and supplement it with LinkedIn and Facebook keyword advertising for the duration of the promotion, getting you exposure on a global scale for your session.

Support for Your Presentation

You won’t be left alone to “sink or swim” during your presentation. Your track hosts and moderators will be there to help with any technology glitches and to support you with audience involvement and participation.

Live Interaction with Your Audience

Speaking of audience involvement and participation, Chris Corriere has setup multiple #slack channels so you can exchange messages with your audience during your session, as well as afterward to answer any questions that might have come up.

Final Thoughts

If you’ve gotten down this far, you should be confident in knowing this is going to be an awesome event! This is your chance to participate in a global conference without leaving the comfort of your office chair. Get your submission in right away. We look forward to hearing about what you’re working on.

Mark, Derek, Shannon and James

A Word from Our Lawyers

Now that you know about our presentation guidelines, our lawyers would like you to be aware of the terms and conditions of your presentation and your participation in the conference, so that everyone is on the same page from the start.

By submitting materials and requesting a speaking slot, you: (a) agree that your participation in the conference is not going to make your boss mad and that you have all necessary permissions to participate; (b) that the Event Organizer will be able to use, re-use, publish and republish your presentation materials and any and all photographic, digital, audio, video and other images of you with respect to your presentation at the conference, whether in its entirety or as edited or otherwise modified by the Event Organizer, for any other purpose whatsoever; and (c) authorize the Event Organizer to use your presentation materials, in whole and in part, and your name, voice, actions, appearance and likeness in connection with any and all promotional, advertising and marketing activities with respect to the conference and your presentation, all without compensation; and (d) release and relinquish any right that you may have to examine or approve the completed product or products or the advertising copy or printed matter that may be used or developed in conjunction with such presentation materials, images or your name, voice, actions, appearance and likeness, or the use to which such presentation materials, images or your name, voice, actions, appearance and likeness may be applied.

And all of that without your getting paid a penny. If all that works for you, let’s get started with your CfP…

All Day DevOps Conference Organizers

The All Day DevOps Conference is organized by advocates in the DevOps community. We are working together to deliver a diversity of sessions and speakers from all over the world to show practical usage and technical solutions of DevOps in small and large enterprises.

  • James Wickett, Signal Sciences
  • Derek Weeks, Sonatype
  • Shannon Lietz, Intuit
  • Mark Miller, Sonatype

CFP Description

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