DevNet Create 2019 (April 24-25)

Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA

CFP closed at  December 03, 2018 08:12 UTC

Where Apps Meet Infrastructure

See it. Learn it. Code it.

Today, infrastructure is being deployed around the world to digitize buildings, cities, roadways, retails stores, banks, hospitals, you name it. With this digitization comes tremendous opportunity for you to innovate. 

But what does that mean? Did you know that your wireless access points can provide indoor location data of other small devices? This huge set of data about your customers, your residents, your patients means a ton of opportunity for you to create business-serving applications right on top of the network.

Or, what about awesome machine learning and artificial intelligence apps built to connect smart cities, smart retail, or smart roads—tying physical infrastructure to the cloud for instant business impact?

And who can forget security?  You can now you deliver those APIs straight from your infrastructure.

Yes, you can do all these things and DevNet Create is your place to get your hands on new technologies and learn how to build and code new systems.

DevNet Create is your one-stop shop to see innovation, build opportunities, and code your solutions—in two days, under one roof. 

Come to DevNet Create to see, build, and code with us.  

Who should attend?

Developers, engineers and data scientists who are leveraging networking, security, data center, artificial intelligence, machine learning and/or deep learning infrastructure and platforms to optimize the deployment, operations, and life cycle of their applications.

What is DevNet Create?

DevNet Create is more than a conference—it’s a community. A community that focuses on hands-on learning. A community that explores the intersection between code and infrastructure.  In its third year, DevNet Create is looking beyond  APIs to explore leading-edge topics like machine learning and artificial intelligence.  It’s for developers thinking about and building the next big thing; instilling savvy time savers into every enterprise application you build.  It is a community that inspires, empowers, and ignites the learning and use of new tools, frameworks, and methodologies to provide for rapid innovation in the enterprise.   

Why attend?

From year to year, you are faced with everything new - ideas, tools, frameworks, and methodologies that have to be learned and experimented with to determine effectiveness to a project or organization. And the fact is, all this takes time.   DevNet Create is there to shorten that time frame by bringing together experts to learn from, providing hands-on opportunities to figure out the tough technologies and opportunities to network and chat with those who are already making the most of the “new”. We all know that "ah ha!" moment when something becomes clear.  DevNet Create offers that every hour - that inspirational feeling when something fits perfectly and you know exactly what to do next. With a mix of learning sessions including keynotes, track sessions, workshops and Camp Create—you’ll have multiple opportunities to put your hands on something new.  You’ll be exposed to introductory and advanced topics on data analytics, AI/ML, NetOps, DevOps and much, much more. So join us in Mountain View, CA at the Computer History Museum, April 24th and 25th, 2019.  

Who are we looking for?

We welcome all types of speakers - experienced and first-timers. If you have something cool to say, we want to hear from you! If you are a first-time speaker, don’t fret, we will work with you on your topic, your presentation, your workshop ideas, or your talk. Bring ideas to us and we can shape it with you no matter your experience level.

CFP Description

Do you have a new skill to share with the community or a story of “How I built this?” for your solution? Submit a talk or workshop. We are looking for submissions for tech talks, lightning talks and workshops in the topic tracks below.

Session Types:

Tech Talk Sessions

Tech Talks are 45 minute presentations that explore a real-world solution.  We want you to tell us: What is the solution?  Why is the solution employed and what problem does it solve?  The tech talk must also include a description of how the solution was built, what tools and methodologies were employed and, finally, what is the measure of the solution’s success. No pitches!  


Workshops are 90 minute sessions in a small group setting of 8 people.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own computers and code with you during the workshop.  Workshops are an excellent way to have close communication with your audience and the smaller format makes it easier for attendees to ask questions.  Each accepted workshop will be run two times, once on day one and again on day two. No pitches!

Lightning Demos

Lightning Demos are 10 minute, demo-driven presentations that scratch the surface of a solution.  These will be more intimate engagements that approach a topic from a high level, allowing for conversation and questions. Be innovative, think out of the box. No pitches!

Topic Tracks

Track 1 - Enterprise Transformation

Real time data, AI/ML, and programmable infrastructure are changing the way you do business. Making smart business decisions requires data collection, analysis of that data, and visibility into data. But, what tools and methodologies help you make the right decisions? How are these new technologies used in the enterprise and what problems are they solving?  What kind of data is generated and what business insights are created?  This track covers it all and more.

Possible topics for this track can include:

  • AI/ML Engineering
  • AI/Dev/NetOps Workflows (CI/CD, Injection of AI/ML)
  • APIs enabling change in the enterprise 
  • Infrastructure automation
  • Data science tools/frameworks/solutions
  • GPU driven databases
  • Real-time dashboards and executive UI design
  • Network, application, and security telemetry 
  • Analytics and metrics solutions for particular verticals (Retail, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Education, and so on.)

    Track 2 - Design, User Experience, and APIs

    Thoughtful design during a project results in an engaging and useful experience for your end user.  This design work is not limited to the end solution but touches on the building blocks necessary to get to that end solution (such as APIs).  Sessions for consideration in this track should introduce concepts in design thinking and how they are applied, as well as frameworks to guide relevant user experience.  

    Possible topics for this track can include:

  • Design Thinking
  • Workplace Collaboration (Bots for the Enterprise, Modern Workplace, Embedding Voice and Video)
  • API Design and Developer Experience (API best practices, API documentation, SDK generation, Building APIs (graph, streaming), API developer tools)
  • Physical and Virtual World Design and Experience (Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Voice controlled application and infrastructure)

    Track 3 - IOT, Edge, and Mobile

    From the data center to IoT and mobile devices, applications and their infrastructure must evolve to meet the new demands of connected devices.  Developers and architects have new decisions to make - where an application should run, how the application is deployed, and how to make the application secure.  Talks in this track will provide solid implementation methods applied to real uses cases and help you answer all those burning questions.

    Possible topics for this track can include: 

  • Edge and distributed computing
  • Smart buildings (including video and location)
  • Developing for the Edge
  • Location based/context aware applications 
  • Micro-services and Hybrid Cloud
  • Blockchain implementations
  • Security techniques across distributed environments  (Firewalls,Threat Defense, Application Policies and Security, Malware Detection)