2016 Salt Lake City DevOps Days Speaker Proposals

Call for proposals is closed!

Call for proposals closed April 19th.
Selected proposals will be announced on May 3rd.

There are three ways to propose a session:

  1. A proposal for a talk/panel during the conference part : these are 30 minute slots that will have the full attention of all attendees, 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) which are also presented to all attendees in one room
  3. Open Space session : even without a prepared presentation we welcome the discussion and interaction by having people propose a session on the fly during Open Space. Check the Open Space explanation for more information.

Even if you don’t propose, please consider commenting on proposals submitted by others

Our main criteria to make it to the top selection are:

How to submit a proposal: Send an email to [proposals-saltlakecity-2016@devopsdays.org ] with the following information

  1. Proposal working title (can be changed later)
  2. Type (presentation, panel discussion, moderated general discussion, debate, etc.,ignite)
  3. Description or abstract


Conference Talks

  1. Making the Journey from Agile to Continuous Delivery Utilizing DevOps Practices – Carmen DeArdo
  2. Continuous Integration May Have Negative Effects – Yegor Bugayenko
  3. Using Git in Surprising Ways – Kristen Hunter
  4. DevOps Means Never Having To Say You’re Sorry – Matt Stratton
  5. DevOps is not a development methodology or technology; DevOps is an ideology. – Seth Vargo
  6. No more waterfall deployments – using feature flags to expand DevOps organization wide – Edith Harbaugh
  7. Watch Everything, Watch Anything: Anomaly Detection using InfluxData’s Kapacitor – Nathaniel Cook
  8. Tyranny of the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) – G Waldo
  9. Misconceptions of Automation – G Waldo
  10. Fear and Loathing in Systems Administration –  G Waldo
  11. I don’t belong here – Working through impostor syndrome – Jake Champlin
  12. Continuous Delivery in the Application Economy – Burt Klein
  13. What does DevOps Mean to an AdTech Company – Mason Leung
  14. Stop Running with Sharp Metrics – Julia Wester
  15. Jumping off the hampster wheel with Kanban – Julia Wester
  16. Why SaaS? – Brandon Gillespie
  17. Security Automation in a DevOps World – Alan Robertson
  18. Behind Closed Doors: Managing Passwords in a Dangerous World – Noah Kantrowitz
  19. 2016 Speaker Proposal: Fail Proof Ways to Run Beautiful Tests Regardless Of Browser Choice – Kevin Berg
  20. Your own Private Heroku using Convox – Drew Bowman
  21. Automation and Autonomous systems, or why we orchestrate Kubernetes with SaltStack – Yaroslav Molochko
  22. GitHub and Docker like Peanut Butter and Jelly – Lee Faus
  23. Getting along with your DB Ops team – Nick Demaster
  24. Dealing with a different kind of scale – Nick Demaster
  25. The Platform Business: How Cloud Foundry Facilitates Cloud Native Transformation – David Gardner

Ignite Talks

  1. An ElasticSearch Cluster Named George Armstrong Custer – Will Button