The Call for Speakers is your chance to be a more active part in the conference, and place your mark on the DevOps community. We encourage a wide range of original material, with a focus on new presenters.
What we are looking for:
Types of accepted proposals:
  • Ignites: 5 minute, auto forwarding talk
  • Session: A 30 minute talk on topic of your choice, with some time for questions.
  • Workshop: A 60 to 120 minute interactive workshop where you are teaching a group how to do something.
General Guidelines:
  • Be concise.
  • Add as much detail as you can.
  • Multiple entries are welcome.
  • Attempt to not give details to who you are, we prefer to judge based on content.
  • All presentations must conform to the code of conduct.
  • Preferably submit via this web app, however we also will accept submissions by email: [email protected]
This is what we would like to know. Do you have an answer?
  • The 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?
  • Did the culture of DevOps spread to other parts of your company? If not, why?
  • Is DevOps the magic silver bullet which solved all your problems? What are the problems it didn’t solve (although 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?
  • Have there been technical changes after the culture in your team changed?
  • Did the change affect the business/sales/marketing side?
  • And of course: Has DevOps affected you personally? How do you feel about the change it brought to your work?
The “classic” DevOps questions are of course not fully answered, either…
  • What is the role of QA/Tester in DevOps, how do we integrate QA in the continuous delivery process
  • The impact DevOps has on traditional security/auditing/change control
  • Building dashboards because #monitoringsucks
  • The impact of DevOps on HR policies, and the hiring process
  • Help prove that DevOps can scale beyond the 5-8 person web startups, we love traditional IT enterprise cases
  • With all the automation, data is still a hard thing to handle, how does it affect DBA’s, backup strategies, …
If you’d like some more specific topic examples…
  • How about release management.
  • Integrating security into the DevOps conversation
  • How to handle budgets for DevOps initiatives
  • DevOps and Working Remotely
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Having DevOps make #monitoringsucks less
We encourage new and seasoned speakers. If you’re interested in working with a mentor to develop an idea into a session or ignite, please reach out via [email protected] or on Slack at We will do our best to provide options for mentorship pairing. At the very least we’ll do our best to provide mentorship ourselves. :)
Travel Assistance
Please let us know if you need assistance with travel costs including hotel, flight, and parking. This will not affect our decision-making one way or the other, but is good to know as we finalize our budget.

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