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2023 All Day DevOps

event starts

26 Oct 2023

event ends

27 Oct 2023

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Online


All Day DevOps: The World's Largest DevOps Conference

The 8th Annual All Day DevOps is on October 26, 2023. Starting at 9:00 AM GMT and continuing for 24 hours, there will be 6 simultaneous tracks, with each track containing a continuous series of 30-minute presentations, for a total of over 90+ hours of presentations. Attendance is free and available through streaming online services.

When 

October 26, 2023: All tracks start at 9:00 am GMT and will continue for 24 hours - for a total of 186 sessions and 6 keynotes.

Where

Streamed live, online to the global DevOps/DevSecOps community. 

All Day DevOps Conference Organizers

The All Day DevOps Conference is organized by advocates in the DevOps/DevSecOps community. We are working together to deliver a diversity of sessions and speakers from all over the world to show practical usage and technical solutions of DevOps in small and large enterprises.

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Call opens at 12:00 AM

05 Jun 2023

Call closes at 3:00 AM

26 Aug 2023

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Please make a note before you begin your submission process.

We love marketing, consulting and sales folks in the DevOps community. However, All Day DevOps strictly enforces a “No Vendor Pitch” policy on speaking submissions. This includes companies providing technology tools, and promoting free “open source tool” topics as veiled vendor stories, services and consulting. Submissions from vendors discussing their own products, open source, or services will not be considered and will immediately be rejected.


CONFERENCE TRACKS

In your submission, please specify which track you are applying for.

Submissions should include the most appropriate track, although the organizers reserve the right to move presentations into other tracks at their discretion. We are looking for practitioners who want to tell their stories. Ensure you understand the speaker guidelines and read through the conference tracks before submitting your session.

A note about AI related topics

We want to equip attendees with the knowledge and skills to harness and support the power of AI: whether in their DevOps practices or as an enabler to streamline processes, enhance software quality, improve security, and drive innovation. Since the transformative potential of AI across the entire software development lifecycle and the impact on DevOps practices is such a far-reaching topic, we’ve decided not to create a specific track this year but ask you to submit to the related tracks listed.

There are 6 defined tracks:

  1. Infrastructure and Automation
  2. DevSecOps and Automated Security
  3. Continuous Everything
  4. Cultural Transformation
  5. SRE - Site Reliability Engineering
  6. Software Supply Chain


Track 1:  Infrastructure and Automation

This track will discuss architectures, approaches, and tools for automating the infrastructure you need to run your software and services. Infrastructure today can be bare metal, cloud, containers, the full Kubernetes cloud-native ecosystem, serverless, or a mix. How can you create and manage them as code? What do configuration management, change management, and capacity planning look like in the cloud-native era? How do you create and manage HPC clusters for the huge groundswell of MLOps demand?

Suggested topics might include 

  • Automated Infrastructure and Configuration Management
  • Container Orchestration and Cloud Native (e.g. Kubernetes, Nomad, CNCF tools, etc)
  • Infrastructure as Code Approaches (e.g. CDK, Chef Habitat, Terraform, etc)
  • Cloud (AWS, Google, Azure, etc)
  • HPC Clusters (GPU management, ops for AI, ML, CFD, EDA)
  • Platform Engineering (the “PaaS” of DevOps)
  • Serverless (AWS Lambda, other cloud or on prem serverless frameworks, etc)
  • Microservices
  • Infrastructure cost control and FinOps
  • Adoption of Data-driven DevOps and AIOps


Track 2: DevSecOps and Automated Security

This track explores DevSecOps tools and techniques to build a successful automated security program. topics in this track might include:

  • Security and Compliance in AI-powered DevOps
  • Strengthening Application Defenses
  • Security Tools in the CI/Delivery Pipeline
  • Security in the Supply Chain
  • Secure Coding Practices
  • Open Source Innovations
  • Security Testing
  • Security Metrics and Reporting
  • Compliance and Governance:
  • Bad Actors and AI

We seek your proven techniques to resource and build a successful program as well as focused technical sessions on tools and technologies that bring security value to the development pipeline. 


Track 3: Continuous Everything

Continuous Delivery is not magic, but it does take the right effort. The most successful practitioners have taken pragmatic steps to reduce cycle times, improve collaboration, and build quality in without burning people out. This track asks you to share your front-line experiences of building CI/CD pipelines, aligning key stakeholders, and measuring the results. Remember, what’s now an everyday experience for you, is new and exciting to others pursuing that path.

Presentation titles in this track might include: 

  • Adopting an AI-driven Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery 
  • From Zero to Hero in 6 Months
  • How I implemented a CD/CD Solution with Spit and Bailing Wire 
  • Getting Started with Continuous Delivery on AWS
  • We Thought We Were Doing Continuous Delivery Right, Until…
  • Automating Almost Everything with Open-Source Applications
  • How Our “Build Quality In” Initiative Resulted in 93% Fewer Defects
  • Operational consequences of the adoption of Real-time AI for business

This track explores how to achieve continuous operations across large-scale applications and small environments


Track 4: Cultural transformation

Cultural transformation is one of the most important considerations when implementing a DevOps/DevSecOps strategy. In this track, we’ll hear from practitioners who have jumped through the political hoops, worked through the roadblocks of legacy processes and have come out the other side to show the value of their DevOps initiatives. 

 Sessions in this track might include:

  • Implementing DevOps in Large Enterprises
  • How to Lead a DevOps Team of 125
  • Get Started with DevOps in Government
  • Skill Shift: From Deep to Wide, Hard to Soft
  • The Trust Algorithm for DevSecOps
  • DevOps is not a War
  • Introduction and Impact of ChatOps and Intelligent Chatbots


Track 5: Site Reliability Engineering

What happens when the best teams treat Operations as a software problem? Help others learn how your organisation creates ultra-scalable, highly reliable software systems. Please help us learn more about how you balance the relentless delivery of new features and capabilities while ensuring the happiness of your users. While SRE was created at Google over 15 years ago, they are not the only organisation that has harnessed its success. It’s time to share your experiences and lessons learned with the All Day DevOps community.

Presentation titles in this track might include: 

  • Ansible for SRE teams 
  • Intelligent Monitoring and Observability
  • Getting Started with Chaos Engineering
  • Stable and Accurate Health-Checking of Horizontally-Scaled Services
  • SRE on a Shoe-String: How Three People Changed a Little Corner of the World
  • Improving Site Reliability Across Multiple Regions: Lessons Learned at ABC Gaming
  • When it All Came Crashing Down: A Open Post-Mortem on our Biggest Site Failure


Track 6: Software Supply Chain

Modern enterprises rely heavily on open source but frequently need to remember to consider the broader aspects of their choices. The significant rise in cyber attacks targeting both the supply chain and open source components means that having a secure supply chain is now imperative for any enterprise. That requires changes to technology and culture by consumers and producers. Using open source in your application is now a much more challenging proposition.

We invite submissions about all aspects of creating a modern software supply chain: pipeline technologies, ideas for selecting open source, culture changes required, case studies, or just shared insights.  Tales of the dark side, 

Potential titles in this track might include:

  • Visualizing your Open Source Components
  • How SBOMs Pave the Future for Open-Source Observability 
  • Open Source Tools that Accelerate Product Delivery 
  • Getting buy-in from leaders for Open Source Adoption
  • How to assess and Open Source projects reputation
  • Impact of Legislation on software supply chains
  • How to balance supply chain security and productivity
  • Realties of cyber attacks on the software supply chain


SPEAKER GUIDELINES AND EXPECTATIONS

Sonatype, Inc. (the “Event Organizer”), the event sponsors, and our team of community volunteers want to make it as simple and transparent as possible for you to participate in the conference. All sessions are presented and recorded virtually, over YouTube Live Stream. If your session is selected, here are the ground rules and a few legal considerations.

Something to Consider when Submitting

We are looking for practical, real-world solutions. While presentations may mention tools and services in passing as part of an integrated solution, they may not contain pitches for those products or services. We realize everyone works for someone. The presentation may include one screen introducing the speaker and their affiliation with a company, but this should not include a veiled offer of a product or service. There should be no other visual company logo other than on the title slide, the speaker introduction slide and the closing slide.

Get Approval to Present Before Submitting

Get approval BEFORE submitting. We've had situations where submissions are accepted and then the presenter is blocked from participating because the company will not allow them to speak. This isn't just disappointing for you, it is for us, too.

Check with your legal department. Check with your marketing department. Check with your manager. Let them know you will be presenting live, online and the session will be recorded for viewing after your presentation. Get their approval before submitting.

Session Times

Sessions run 30 minutes each. We will start with the presenters in Australia and Asia for the first sessions, move to India and Europe for the next series of sessions, moving through North and South America, before returning to Australia and Asia for the closing. When submitting your presentation, please let us know your physical location (country and region) and your time zone.

After your presentation, you'll be moved over into the public All Day DevOps slack channel where you can have a live Q&A with your audience. We have found this to be so engaging, many speakers actually stay for hours afterward for the live interaction with their followers.

No Sales or Marketing Pitches 

We love our marketing and sales teams, however we request no presentations be built around any specific product or service. We strictly enforce our “No Vendors” policy.   This includes companies providing technology tools, services and consulting. Submissions from vendors will not be considered and will immediately be rejected.

Agreement to Record and Distribute the Session

If your presentation is selected, you agree we may record your session. (More on this below under “An Obligatory Word from Our Lawyers.”) The sessions will be delivered over YouTube Live Stream. Upon conclusion of the sessions, they will be automatically saved on YouTube. We will be promoting your session after the conference through creation of playlists and various social media promotions.

Presentation Deck and Your Profile

If your session is confirmed, you agree to send us your slide deck one week prior to the event, so we can prep them to go on SlideShare.net or into a publicly accessible drive. Yes, we realize you’ll be updating your presentation minutes before you go online to deliver it. That’s ok. Send us what you have a week prior so we’ve got the foundation of your presentation. If there are major changes, we can always replace the one published on SlideShare or in the drive.

A brief bio is included as part of your submission. We will also be asking for a large headshot if your submission is accepted, so you might as well start looking around for that now.

Online Sound Check Practice Session

This is a live, online conference, not a webinar. Your presentation will be going out globally to potentially over 30,000 people. We want to make sure your presentation goes off without a hitch.

If your session is selected, you’ll need to do a short practice session online with your track moderator one week prior to the event. This request comes from practical experience. It is critical in order to assure your connectivity and sound quality. It also gives the track moderator a chance to work through any issues or questions you might have regarding screen sharing your presentation, or any logistical problems you might have.

On the day of your presentation, you are expected to login to the online environment “Green Room” a 1/2 hour in advance to do a final check with the moderators and then go directly to present. This was a life saver last year, where about 25% of the speakers needed some kind of audio or video adjustment before going live.


WHAT SPEAKERS CAN EXPECT FROM US

It can be nerve wracking when presenting online. Our team of experienced hosts and moderators will work to make it so you can give your presentation with the least amount of concern over logistics. We want you to worry about delivering your content, and we’ll take care of the rest.

The Presentation Platform

The presentation platform for this event is Zoom to YouTube. We have  found this to be a solid platform, making it easy to access, record and save each presentation. 

Promotion of the Event

We’re good at this, if I do say so. We’ve got a marketing campaign setup to help promote the conference and your session starting a month and a half before the event. This will include your name, your presentation and anything else we can fit that will encourage people to attend your session. We’ll start with a concentrated opt-in email campaign and supplement it with Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook keyword advertising for the duration of the promotion. We want you to get exposure on a global scale for your session.

Support for Your Presentation

You won’t be left alone to “sink or swim” during your presentation. Your track hosts and moderators will be there to help with any technology glitches and to support you with audience involvement and participation.

Live Interaction with Your Audience

Speaking of audience involvement and participation, we have setup multiple #slack channels so you can exchange messages with your audience during your session, as well as afterward to answer any questions that might have come up.

FINAL THOUGHTS

If you’ve gotten down this far, you should be confident in knowing this is going to be an awesome event! This is your chance to participate in a global conference without leaving the comfort of your office chair. Get your submission in right away. We look forward to hearing about what you’re working on.

The All Day DevOps Team