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Over the five years, we've come a long way: we get a lot of submissions that are refinements and/or testimonials of the traditional devops topics: infrastructure as code, kanban, large enterprise, continuous delivery ... Obviously we value these topics very much. But, this would not be the anniversary edition, if we want to give this a new twist: we want you to expand yours and other people's minds by suggesting speakers/topics are not traditionally suggested. We especially welcome suggestions with relation to other scientific fields.

In short blow our brains aways by suggesting something radically new.

Besides the suggest a speaker/topic we also have the traditional ways to propose a session:

  1. A proposal for a talk/panel during the conference part : these are 30 minute slots that will have all people's full attention as everybody will be in that one room.
  2. An Ignite talk that will be presented during the Ignite sessions: these are 5 minutes slots with slides changing every 15 seconds (20 slides total) also presented to all attendees in one room
  3. Openspace session : even without a prepared presentation we welcome the discussion and interaction by having people propose a session on the fly during the openspace opening. Check the openspace format for more information

Speaker selection

The selection is done by the complete organization team over a discussion. We take into account comments/remarkts done at the bottom of each proposal. Once selection is done, we will notify both selected and non selected speakers. Optionally we will tell people they are a runner up or ask them to propose the same subject as an Ignite talk.

Suggest a speaker, topic

Come on, don't be shy. We know you've always wanted a person to give their own view on a specific subject. Now's your chance and we might make it happen.

Suggestions so far:

  1. Martin Parker: Organizational Culture and Identity: Unity and Division at Work - suggested by Brice Figureau
  2. Ken Baskin - Author of Corporate DNA - suggested by Brice Figureau
  3. How to Run a Post-Mortem With Humans (Not Robots) - suggested by Tim Brown
  4. Henry Mintzberg - author of The Structuring of Organizations - suggested by Niek Bartholomeus
  5. Elisa Mattarelli - researcher of Remote Virtual Teams - suggested by Brice Figureau

Talks so far:

  1. Why you can't buy DevOps in a box - Dustin Whittle
  2. Why open source is to free software what automation is to devops - Jonathan Clarke
  3. The elephant in the room - how do I actually attract, build and retain my DevOps team? - Tony Chapman
  4. The Self-Steering Organization: From Cybernetics to DevOps and Beyond - Jeff Sussna
  5. The Death of Devops: A Premortem - Dave Zwieback
  6. The Cognitive Neuroscience of Empathy: You're a DevOps Natural - Dave Mangot
  7. Tackling Performance, Debugging and Development in Agile Production Environments - Theo Schlossnagle
  8. Simple Solutions Should be your Strategy - Jan-Joost Bouwman & Robin Teurlings
  9. Security, Logs and the ELK Stack - Kurt Hurtado
  10. SDN, not just for big greenfield networks - Frank Louwers
  11. Running a fully self-organizing/self-managing team (or company) - Dave Zwieback
  12. Repository as an deployment artifact - Inny So
  13. Quantifying the value of DevOps - Dustin Whittle
  14. Perfect is the enemy of good - Michael Brunton-Spall
  15. NetDevOps: No Compromises - John Deatherage
  16. Mesos: Your datacenter as one computer - Nils De Moor
  17. Let's get serious about culture - Kevin Behr
  18. Keeping your team in shape and minimize silos as your team grows - Bastian Widmer
  19. Innovating at speed with Devops - Eric Cattoir
  20. In tests we trust - Seb Rose
  21. ITIL and DevOps, straight from the horse's mouth - Karu Kaimar
  22. IT Operations - Delivering successful transformation in a DevOps World - Volker Will
  23. Governing the commons of DevOps - Sandy Flath
  24. From Strategy to Deployment... and everything in between - Marcelo Ancelmo
  25. Faster Releases - Automated Tests Are Your First Line Of Defense - Emanuil Slavov
  26. Engineering Ethos - Khushil Dep
  27. Docker in Production: Successes and Pitfalls - Aaron Huslage
  28. Devops patterns using the Pattern Language - Daniel Cukier
  29. DevOps@Enterprise - Lessons from the Trenches - Marcelo Ancelmo
  30. DevOps: A local optimization - Andrew Clay Shafer
  31. DevOps, The Next Five Years - Chris Jackson
  32. DevOps – the next phase for new adopters - Heather Mickman
  33. DevOps and the Database - Is this a Tale of the Forgotten Service? - Chip Childers
  34. DevOps - Practices, Techniques and Tools for Continuous Delivery - Marcelo Ancelmo
  35. Configuration Management in a Distributed World - David Lutterkort
  36. Cognitive Biases in Tech: Awareness of our own bugs in decision making - Nigel Kersten
  37. ChatOps: Practices, Patterns, and Antipatterns - Eric Sigler
  38. ChatOps: A trojan horse to sneak DevOps ideas into other parts of your organization - Eric Sigler
  39. Ceci n'est pas #devops - Bridget Kromhout
  40. Building Top-Down Support for DevOps - Andi Mann
  41. Automation with Humans in Mind: Making Complex Systems Predictable, Reliable and Humane - Brian Troutwine
  42. Automating OpenStack In The Microsoft World - Don Schenk
  43. 5 years of metrics and monitoring - Lindsay Holmwood
  44. "DevOps" in a Post-DevOps World - J. Paul Reed

Ignites so far:

  1. The ultimate DevOps test - Marta Paciorkowska
  2. The Art of Cooking – Grandma’s DevOps practices – or how to compete with her in your environment - Sandy Flath
  3. Repository as an deployment artifact - Inny So
  4. Introducing ncf: an intuitive and powerful configuration language - Jonathan Clarke
  5. Devops Weekly, the first 200 issues - Gareth Rushgrove
  6. Are you passionate? - Seb Rose
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