2017 SLC DevOps Days Call for Speaker Proposals

2017 SLC DevOps Days Call for Speaker Proposals

Did  you get a chance to attend our inaugural 2016 DevOps Days Event held here in beautiful Salt Lake City? If not, we understand, you maxed the location capacity of 250 attendees, which meant a LOT of you were left out (75 + waitlisted, a bunch of “please just let me in,” and only 5 no shows).

We heard your request for this year’s capacity-bigger. Good thing cuz, in our sophomore year, Salt Lake DevOps Days 2017 is set to have over 400+ attendees. Yup, 400+.

We KNOW you honed your DevOps Fu during 2016. And SLC DOD knows you have pipelines to brag about and collaboration stories to tell. Highlighting the knowledge here in the Silicon Slopes blended with national talents, we are back at it again: bigger, better, less yap-more actionable, more informative than the usual “Days” events.

Sign up to:


  • Come fill openspaces with your unique DevOps pipeline buildout (why you architected it how you did, lessons learned, reccos you have),
  • be one of 12 speakers, and 12 Ignite presenters,
  • participate in (#maybe) a hack-a-thon and,
  • explore the 25 DevOps tool sponsors

To submit your talk, please visit today: https://www.papercall.io/slc-dev-ops-days

DOD SLC’s Why:

Traditionally in the software product development cycle, those responsible to get the product out to customers work separately from the development teams. These groups use different tools, have separate budgets, are at time shared resources with other parts of the organization and have their own unique cadences. They don’t typically understand each other’s processes, pain points and timing. This causes discord and mistakes when trying to take things to market in a high velocity manner.

The DevOps movement has formed to promote working together  upfront, automating the repetitive tasks, being  blameless in retrospective and driving understanding into what it means to be dev or ops. It means that how they have worked in the past changes but relieves the animosity along the way, with the benefit of getting items to the customer faster with higher quality.

We are bringing local and national speakers to the SLC community to discuss collaboration, tooling and cultural changes/opportunities. Let people share expertise, make connections, train one another and talk about lessons learned. A very open source discourse.


Salt Lake City DevOps Days Theme for 2017:

Humans and Tooling: Building reliability into your DevOps team

Definition of reliability

1:  the quality or state of being reliable

2:  the extent to which an experiment, test, or measuring procedure yields the same results on repeated trials

Simple Definition of reliable

: able to be trusted to do or provide what is needed : able to be relied on

: able to be believed : likely to be true or correct

The beauty of a Continuous Delivery pipeline and all of its components is knowing your monitoring and feedback loops are consistent. Implementing a good setup and proper maintenance you can consider them reliable, but machines are the easy part. Tools are always easy, humans are complex and it is the human which works with other teams, to collaborate, gather and validate the requirements for the pipeline. To create a welcoming culture and successful CD pipeline, a new team formation is essential. Thus DevOps was born to bring together groups previously pitted against each other via conflicting bonus plans, timelines, and business drivers. SLC DOD 2017 is all about this: you can’t create reliable feedback tools without recovering the human trust. How do we tool up and trust rapidly to prove we can rely on both.

To submit your talk, please visit today: https://www.papercall.io/slc-dev-ops-days

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