DevOpsDays Columbus 2019

Columbus, OH September 18, 2019, September 19, 2019
Tags: Technical, Case study, Security, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Humanops/soft skills

CFP closes at  July 14, 2019 04:07 UTC

DevOpsDays is a worldwide series of technical conferences covering the culture and practices of DevOps. From fledgling startups to established industry, the Midwest is home to a large, vibrant technology community. Ohio in particular has been a flurry of activity in the past several years, drawing attention from around the globe. DevOpsDays Columbus brings development, infrastructure, operations, information security, management, and leadership together to discuss the culture and tools to make better organizations and products.

CFP Description

There are three types of talks to propose during the CFP:

Keynote/Technical Talk

  • These talks will take place throughout the day.
  • Talks suitable for a wide range of the audience will be given with everyone.
  • More focused talks, such as technical or skill focused, will be available to be given throughout the afternoon.

Ignites Talk

  • 5 minute talk, variation of a lightning talk
  • 20 Slides, automatically changing every 15 seconds
  • Presented to all attendees
  • For more information see Ignite sessions

Workshop (New to 2019!)

  • 90 Minute in length
  • ~50 people per workshop

Our main criteria to make it to the top selection are

  • original content: content not yet presented at other conferences, or a new angle to an existing problem
  • new and experienced presenters: we want to hear everybody’s voice, from a variety of experiences
  • no vendor pitches: as much as we value vendors and sponsors, we just don’t think this is the right forum. You can demo at your table, discuss during Open Space, or perhaps have an evangelist offer a workshop.
  • culture, practices, AND tools!: with the additional of technical tracks and workshops, we can accept many types of talks. Keep in mind that keynotes and ignites are going to be provided to a wider range of individuals, so tools will not be a focus for those sessions.
  • case studies: specific examples and projects introducing DevOps culture and practices and new systems, processes, or technologies in your company.


  • Be specific… we aren’t mind readers (a description of about 20 lines is about right)
  • Detail is good… but not as important as explaining why your proposal would be interesting
  • Propose your own talk; don’t have someone else do it for you.
  • Nominations welcome… if you know someone who has content/experience relevant to the DevOps conversation, please point us in their direction!
  • Multiple proposals welcome… just follow the other rules

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