DevOpsDays Tampa Bay 2022

Tampa Bay October 21, 2022
Tags: Devops, Devsecops, Gitops, Mlops, Iac, Infrastructureascode, Ci, Cd, Cicd

CFP closed at  August 10, 2022 23:59 UTC

Devopsdays is a worldwide series of technical conferences covering topics of software development, IT infrastructure operations, and the intersection between them. DevOpsDays TampaBay is a one-day conference that will be held in the Tampa Bay, FL, area. This conference hopes to promote awareness of bridging the gaps and breaking down silos between development, operations, security, and other business units. DevOpsDays is a grassroots event for professionals in technology to network together and shares ideas and challenges relating to DevOps and Technology in general. It is organized by peers who care and believe in collaboration, automation, measurement, and constant improvement.

CFP Description

Suggested topic ideas We are happy to help you develop your idea into a presentation. Contact us at

  • What does DevOps mean to you?
  • DevOps movement has been around for a few years now: Did anyone find out if it really helped your organization? Are there numbers for this?
  • Is DevOps the magic silver bullet that solved all your problems? What are the problems it didn’t solve, though you thought it would?
  • Were there unexpected problems during your cultural change into DevOps?
  • Did the required skill-set of people change after starting to do things DevOps-Style?
  • Did people leave because you “went DevOps”? Was this good or bad or both?
  • Has DevOps affected you personally? How do you feel about the change it brought to your work?
  • Have there been technical changes after the culture in your team changed?
  • DevOps has on traditional security/auditing/change control
  • DevOps in the Enterprise
  • DevOps in Government
  • DevOps in regulated spaces
  • DevSecOps
  • Building Dashboards for your metrics
  • Embracing DevOps culture
  • DevOps for organizational leaders
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Adopting DevOps
  • DevOps and Cloud
  • Infrastructure Automation
  • Site Reliability Engineering
  • Ops in DevOps
  • Value stream mapping
  • Configuration Management
  • Monitoring and alerting
  • Metrics


There are three ways to propose a topic at devopsdays. Multiple proposals welcome!

A ~30 minute talk presented during the conference.

An Ignite talk presented during the Ignite sessions. These are 5 minutes slots with 20 slides that change every 15 seconds. More details on the ignite format here & here:

Open Space. If you’d like to lead a group discussion during the attendee-suggested Open Space breakout sessions, it is not necessary to propose it ahead of time. Those topics are suggested in person at the conference. If you’d like to demo your product or service, you should sponsor the event and demo it at your table.

What helps your proposal gets accepted?

  • Make sure your abstract is sufficiently long and detailed.

  • Hint not only at the problem but also at the solution. Share what the audience will take away from your talk.

  • Touch on why your experience matters and give data points where helpful.

  • Hearing what worked is great and hearing what didn’t work and what you learned from it is even better.

  • If you have spoken before, include links. If you have never spoken publicly, tell us that, too. We’re looking for a mix of new and experienced speakers.

Selection Guidelines

  • Choosing talks is part art, part science; here are some factors we consider when trying to assemble the best possible program for our local audience.

  • All presentations must conform to the code of conduct.

  • Broad appeal. How will your talk play out in a room of people with a variety of backgrounds? Technical deep dives need more levels to provide value for the whole room, some of whom might not use your specific tool.

  • Local Presenters. We are very interested in the challenges and successes being experienced in the Tampa Bay and greater Florida areas.

  • Under-represented 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.

  • No third-party submissions. If a PR firm or your marketing department is proposing the talk, you’ve already shown that as a speaker you’re distant from the process. This is a small community-driven event, and speakers need to be directly engaged with the organizers and attendees.

  • No vendor pitches. We value vendors and sponsors, however, we cannot accept a talk that appears to be a pitch for your product. If you’d like to demo your product or service, please consider sponsoring the event to secure your company a table.