Our theme this year is the Cloud Operations. As DevOps practioners, we need insights into our processes and how effectively our teams are operating (an indicator of how well our DevOps adoption strategy is working). As more teams build and host applications and infrastructure in the cloud, the term CloudOps has gained traction. IT operations professionals have always been responsible for the monitoring, maintenance and installation of servers, networks and other IT infrastructure. With proliferation of API for cloud we have seen more automation services for change management and chargeback, maintaining compliance and configuration. But, third-party cloud vendors like AWS, GCP and Azure are changing the way Ops teams need to operate their services.
We’d love to hear how you and your organisation tackle these challenges, about failures and successes related to your systems or teams, how you deliver cloud services and/or infrastructure, new tools and methods you have tried or came up with that have produced great or not so great outcomes.
You are also welcome to submit proposals that you feel fall outside this theme.
There are two types of proposals at devopsdays:
- Ignite talk - 5 mins with slides changing every 15 seconds. More info here
- 30-minute session
What we’re looking for:
- Broad appeal: How will your talk play out in a room of people with a variety of backgrounds?
- New local presenters: We are very interested in the challenges and successes being experienced in our local community.
- Underrepresented voices: We want to hear all voices, including those that may speak less frequently at similar events. Whether you’re in a field not typically thought of as a technology field, you’re in a large, traditional organization, or you’re the only person at your organization with your background, we are interested in your unique experience.
- Original content: We will consider talks that have already been presented elsewhere, but we prefer talks that the local area isn’t likely to have already seen.
What we aren’t looking for:
- Third-party submissions: This is a small community-driven event, and speakers need to be directly engaged with the organizers and attendees.
- Vendor pitches: As much as we value vendors and sponsors, we are not going to accept a talk that appears to be a pitch for your product.
- 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! Email the organizers to recommend someone!
- Multiple proposals welcome… just follow the other rules
- Anonymous… Please refrain from providing any personally identifiable information or Bio’s, as this will make the selection process more challenging
If you run into any problems, please don’t hesitate to contact us by email at “firstname.lastname@example.org”