~/ call for papers overview

Call for papers is now CLOSED.

DevOpsDays is a worldwide series of technical conferences covering topics of software development, infrastructure operations, and the intersection between them. Topics often include automation, testing, security, and organizational culture.

And this event will be focusing on taking us .

 

So What Does This Mean?

The world of engineering is changing, systems are becoming much more complex. Being able to understand systems as a whole and the underlying technologies that make these parts work together, is becoming ever more critical.

This year we would like to focus on the

    • core theories,
    • standards and protocols,
    • principles, and
    • concepts

that enable the systems we are building. We believe that by being able to understand these fundamentals, we will be able to have a better understanding of the underlying technologies we use everyday and how they work together.

This will enable us to make better decisions in the implementations & technologies we choose for our companies to employ, as well as manage failures better when they happen (and they will).

Fundamentals Track

  • Any theories, protocols & standards, principles or concepts you know are the backbone of the technologies we use everyday in distributed systems, networking, OSes, databases, security, monitoring & programming languages (e.g. Map/Reduce, consistency/consensus, least privilege, chaos theory, CAP theorem, CQRS/CRUD etc.)
  • Interesting practical use cases & implementations of these theories in large-scale production systems

Other Talks We’d Love to See:

Don’t have a relevant talk for the fundamentals track? Don’t worry, we have an additional track where we also want to hear about real-world challenges and unsolved problems in engineering, such as:

  • End-to-end ownership
  • Increasing complexity of systems
  • Maintaining & improving engineering velocity
  • Maintaining & assuring quality in our systems
  • Resilience engineering
  • Craftsmanship
  • Inspiring leadership stories & culture engineering

 

Timelines: 

  • Call for Papers Opens: July 1, 2019
  • Call for Papers Closes: August 31, 2019 | 23:59:59 Israel Time (Masterclasses are rolling acceptance and may close earlier if the two talks are selected)
  • Speaker Notifications: Early October (Masterclasses earlier – late August)
  • Travel: Travel stipends will be made available as needed, pending sponsorships 
~/ talk formats

This year’s talk formats include:

  • Ignite. A 5-Minute Talk with 20 slides that auto-progresses (for the adrenaline junkies among you).
  • Short. 20-Minute overview talks about a high-level topic
  • Full. 40-Minute deep dives & advanced technical talks
  • Masterclass – 2 SLOTS. We are updating the workshop format to enable it to be more comprehensive – we’d like to see a full day syllabus broken down as follows – Part 1 (1.5 Hours) | [Lunch] | Part 2 (2 Hours) | Break | Part 3 (1.5 Hours)

 

~/ submit a talk

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~/ guidelines
  • Code of conduct. All presentations must conform to the code of conduct
  • No third-party submissions. All speakers must login and submit their own talks
  • Diversity. 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, in a large, traditional organization, or the only person at your organization with your background, we are interested in your unique experience.
  • No vendor pitches. We value vendors and sponsors, however we cannot accept a talk that appears to be a pitch for your product.
  • Profile completion.  All profiles must be complete, with bio, role and company to qualify for acceptance to the conference.  You can update your profile here.

**Big thanks DevOpsDays Indianapolis for your excellent guidelines that we have borrowed from.

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