Detroit 2015 - FAQ

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Attendee FAQ

Where is DevOpsDays Detroit behing held?

DevOpsDays Detroit is being held at Wayne State University's McGregor Memorial Conference Center. The building address is: 495 Gilmour Mall, Detroit, MI 48202

When does the event begin/end?

Please see the Program for a detailed schedule.

Can I register on site?

You can register at any time while the event is in progress using the Registration page. Badge printing will be available at the event.

What are my travel options?

The WSU campus is approximately 30 minutes via car from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW). If you are arriving via plane, we recommend you rent a car. Taxi's and Uber are available in Detroit.

Where do I park?

The closest and most convenient parking structure is Parking Structure 1 located at 450 W. Palmer Detroit, MI 48202. You can review the Wayne State Parking Map for additional parking locations. If you would like to leave your car parked on campus overnight, you must use Parking Structure 2. Parking is $7 per day.

Is there Wireless Internet available at the event?

Yes. Please be mindful that there may be several people who are On Call and need a reliable internet connection.

What's the Food and Beverage Situation?

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided for all DevOpsDays Detroit attendees on both days of the event. On the first day of the event, dinner and drinks will be provided at Honest John's. Additionally, water, coffee, soda, and light snacks will be available throughout the day during scheduled breaks.

What is the Evening Event?

We've rented Honest John's from 6:00PM - 2:00AM on Wednesday, November 11th. Food and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be provided. We've heard rumors that you can order a 40oz Pabst Blue Ribbon. If this is true, please take it easy with them, okay?

Is there Wireless Internet available at the Evening Event?

No. Put your damn laptop away.

Is there a location where I can securely store my personal items?

No. Plan on keeping all important personal items with you at all times.

Hotel Information

In order to fully enjoy the DevOpsDays experience, we recommend reserving a hotel in the city!

For your convenience, we have secured hotel rooms at:
Hilton Garden Inn - Detroit, Downtown - 351 Gratiot Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, 48226

  • Call and mention the group Detroit DevOps Days for a discounted rate
  • Parking: Valet: $22.00 (per car, per night)

Our other hotel suggestions are:

  • Aloft Detroit at The David Whitney
  • The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
  • MGM Grand Detroit
  • Greektown Casino-Hotel
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Detroit Downtown
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Detroit Downtown
  • Crowne Plaza Deroit Downtown Riverfront
  • Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center

What are Open Spaces?

If you are new to the Open Space concept you may want to read some more details.


Every registrant can expect an official DevOpsDays Detroit T-Shirt and some awesome stickers. Our sponsors will also have some goodies to give away.


Wayne State University is a Smoke and Tobacco-Free Campus. You can read more info here.

Social Media

We'll be actively monitoring our Twitter account: @devopsdaysdet. Use the #devopsdays and #devopsdaysdet hashtags when posting content.

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