Sensu Summit 2019

Portland, OR - September 09, 2019, September 10, 2019

CFP closes at  July 17, 2019 00:07 UTC

Join us for Sensu Summit on September 9-10, 2019 at Revolution Hall in Portland, Oregon.

We’ll get together for two days of talks, workshops, and great conversations about all things monitoring. Bonus: this year we’re pleased to time Sensu Summit with DevOpsDays Portland, happening September 10-12. Attend two awesome conferences during your visit to the lovely city of Portland!

Missed last year’s event? You can catch up on all the videos on our YouTube channel— featuring talks from Kelsey Hightower,, Industrial Light & Magic, and more — and read the recap on our blog.

Interesting in sponsoring? Get in touch

We want diverse perspectives at Sensu Summit, and are willing to help out if you’re from an underrepresented group and your employer won’t pay for your trip. To learn more, email us.

CFP Description

This year, we’d like to hear from folks in the Sensu Community and beyond.

Here are a few ideas to spark talk topics:

Tell us how you’re automating. What processes and systems do you automate? How does automation help you manage operational work? Does monitoring have a role in your CI/CD pipeline?

We want to hear your people stories. How do you cultivate, recruit, and retain SREs? What are the ethics and the impact of our systems on people? What steps do you take to ensure delightful developer experiences (including, but not limited to, mitigating alert fatigue)? Does your organization advocate multi-disciplinary training across engineers, developers, tech leads, and managers?

Is open source integral to your organization? According to Google Cloud’s 2018 State of DevOps report, “58% of respondents agreed that their team made extensive use of open source components, libraries, and platforms, with over 50% agreeing that their team planned to expand use of open source software.” We want to hear about the role open source plays in your company, how you contribute, and advice for new contributors.

Other topics of interest:

  • Cloud-native
  • Cloud-native stories, implementations
  • Sensu + Prometheus
  • Microservices
  • Monitoring the service mesh — see this blog post from WePay
  • Kubernetes
  • Docker
  • Sensu 1.x -> Sensu Go

Edge networks

  • Monitoring the edge (NCR use case)
  • Monitoring IoT devices
  • The role of machine learning in reliable, resilient systems; and how to measure the reliability of machine learning systems AI/ML
  • Data-intensive software

Building systems/architecture

  • Role of monitoring in architecture
  • Designing and building reliable systems
  • Measuring reliability
  • Security
  • Tell us your Nagios war stories

Testing and resilience

  • The role of testing in the organization
  • Chaos engineering
  • Engineering resilience against complex systems failures (chaos) and sentient attackers
  • The role of machine learning in reliable, resilient systems; and how to measure the reliability of machine learning systems
  • Designing and building reliable systems
  • Measuring reliability

Not on the list? No problem! We’d love to hear your ideas. Aside from career development, there are many great reasons to join us as a speaker, including a free ticket to Sensu Summit and exclusive swag.

Deadline: midnight on April 14, 2019

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