Call for proposals CLOSED!
Now that DevOps is an established culture in many companies, we wonder about a few things - and maybe your proposal can answer some of the questions we have. Of course we are open to all other proposals you send us - both technical and cultural. But we are curious about the parts most people might have forgotten to look at.
This is what we would like to know. Do you have an answer?
- 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 skillset 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.
There are three formats to propose for
- A talk/panel during the conference part : these are 30 minutes slots that will have all people's full attention as everybody will be in that one room.
- 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.
- 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.
Our main criteria to make it to the top selection are
- original content: content not yet presented at other conferences, or a new angle to an existing problem
- new presenters: people who are new to the space and have insightful stuff to tell, we want to hear everbody's voice
- no vendor pitches: as much as we value vendors and sponsors, we just don't think this is the right forum. There is a demo openspace slot where you have 5 minutes to show products