DevOpsDays Phoenix 2017 will take place on Tuesday, October24th and bring development and operations together in downtown Phoenix at Galvanize’s brand-new facility for a day of learning and collaboration.
DevOpsDays Phoenix 2017 is currently accepting session, tutorial, and lightning talk proposals from interested speakers. This is your chance to be a more active part in the conference and place your mark on the local DevOps community.
We encourage submission of a wide range of original material relevant for people working in or with Technology organizations, especially by new presenters and people with underrepresented perspectives or roles.
- Topic or Panel Session: 30 minute slots to share your perspective on a topic and answer questions from the community. Code snippets, architectural diagrams, and live demos are great presentation tactics for these talks.
- Tutorial or Workshop Session: 30 minute slots to work through a problem with a group. These are usually targeted at more beginner levels, helping people get comfortable with a new technology, and understanding how they might apply it in their own organization.
- Ignite talk: 5 minutes slots with 20 slides changing every 15 seconds that will be presented during the Ignite sessions in the main room
The main selection criteria are:
- Original content: content not yet presented at other conferences, or a new angle to an existing problem
- New presenters: people who are new to the space and have insightful stuff to say; we want to hear everybody’s voice
- No vendor pitches: as much as we value vendors and sponsors, we do not think Topic and Ignite talks are the right forum. You may demo at your table or during Open Space.
We also welcome community-driven discussion and interaction by proposing and facilitating an Open Space session.
We welcome submissions on a broad range of topics, including but not limited to:
- Building great teams, improving workplace culture
- The trials of organizational transformations and practices for breaking-down silos
- Professional development, continuous learning, mentoring
- Applying software development practices in operations
- Learning and applying lessons from other fields: health care, manufacturing, military, etc.
- Integrating security practices and managing risk in the software delivery life cycle
- Planning and executing a cloud migration and deployment
- Human factors and ergonomics in operations
- Minimum Viable DevOps: success stories on how to get started with organizational change
- Effective and humane monitoring and incident management
- Signs of burnout and ways to address it
- Platform and System Configuration Management
- Modern practices for managing physical servers and networks
- Distinctions between and/or best ways to use Physical, Virtual, Containerized, and Serverless resources
- Release management and continuous delivery
- Detecting and addressing quality and experience issues before your customers do
- Building resilient systems