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2024 All Day DevOps

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10 Oct 2024

event ends

11 Oct 2024

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All Day DevOps: The World's Largest DevOps Conference

The 9th Annual All Day DevOps is on October 10, 2024. 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 80+ hours of presentations. Attendance is free and available through streaming online services.

When 

October 10, 2024: All tracks start at 9:00 am GMT and will continue for 24 hours - for over 150 sessions plus keynotes.

Where

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

All Day DevOps Conference Organizers

The All Day DevOps Conference is organized by Sonatype with 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 for Speakers
Call opens at 12:00 AM

29 May 2024

Call closes at 3:00 AM

29 Jun 2024

Call closes in Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-04:00) timezone.
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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.

There are 5 defined tracks:

  1. DevOps & DevSecOps 
  2. Dependency Management
  3. Al/ML
  4. Modern Infrastructure
  5. Leading Thru Innovation

Track 1:  DevOps & DevSecOps

This track delves into a variety of tools and techniques designed to bolster and enhance initiatives tailored to DevOps and DevSecOps, providing valuable insights for optimizing operational efficiency and security practices in modern software development processes.

Suggested topics might include:

  • Platform engineering
  • Agile & Agile methodologies in the world of modern software development
  • Automating Security in the DevOps Pipeline
  • Shifting Left: Integrating Security into Your CI/CD Processes
  • Building a Culture of Collaboration Between Development and Operations
  • DevSecOps Best Practices: Balancing Speed and Security
  • Continuous Delivery: Scaling DevOps in the Enterprise
  • Infrastructure as Code: Ensuring Consistency and Compliance
  • How SBOMs fit into your DevSecOps workflow
  • The Role of SREs in Modern DevOps Practices
  • Implementing Zero Trust in DevOps Pipelines
  • DevSecOps Maturity Models: Assessing and Improving Your Practices
  • Transforming Legacy Systems with DevOps

Track 2: Dependency Management

The world relies extensively on open source, to the tune of $8.8 trillion in value being realized throughout 2023, per this Harvard Business School study. Despite this extraordinary value, the state of the use of open source and how we manage dependencies is in its infancy. There is an extraordinary opportunity to eliminate significant developer pain and aggravation, unlock material development productivity, reduce open source risk, and enable the delivery of higher quality software. Solutions and processes for highly effective dependency management can deliver over a Trillion dollars in economic value. This track covers the approaches that lead to realizing this value, allowing the software development discipline to get the most out of open source.

Suggested topics might include:

  • Streamlining Open Source Vulnerability Remediation
  • Improving Development Cycle Time through Dependency Management Automation
  • Improving Software Quality by Choosing Better Open Source Projects
  • Reducing Technical Debt by Automation Version Updates
  • Increasing Strategic Investment Capacity by Making Better Open Source Decisions
  • How Open Source Intelligence is Critical to Maximizing Value
  • Adopting an AI-driven Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery

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

AI/ML is transforming the world of software. This track will dive deep into the intersection of DevOps and AI/ML, showcasing innovative approaches to enhance the efficiency, innovation, and quality of software development. Sessions will showcase practical examples, case studies, things to watch out for, and theories on AI-driven DevOps practices that lead to more efficient and reliable software developer cycles.

Suggested topics might include: 

  • MLOps: Best Practices for integrating ML models into your DevOps workflow
  • AI-Driven Software Supply Chain Management
  • Using AI to Predict and Prevent Failures in CI/CD Pipelines
  • Harnessing the power of AI for Writing Better Code
  • AI for Cybersecurity: Detecting and Mitigating Threats
  • Making Machine Learning Models Transparent
  • Real-Time Analytics with Machine Learning
  • Automating Machine Learning: AutoML Tools and Techniques

Track 4: Modern Infrastructure

This track covers infrastructure automation from bare metal to cloud-native ecosystems and the journey to effective Continuous Delivery. We'll explore tools and strategies for managing infrastructure as code, addressing configuration, change, and capacity planning in the cloud-native era. Additionally, we'll discuss building and managing HPC clusters to meet the growing demands of MLOps. We'll also share real-world experiences building CI/CD pipelines, promoting collaboration, and more. Whether you're experienced or new to these practices, this track provides valuable insights and practical knowledge to help you navigate complexities and benefit from modern software delivery.

Suggested topics might include:  

  • We Thought We Were Doing Continuous Delivery Right, Until…
  • How SBOMs Pave the Future for Open-Source Observability 
  • Improving Site Reliability Across Multiple Regions: Lessons Learned
  • 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)

Track 5: Leading Thru Innovation

One of the most important considerations when implementing a DevOps/DevSecOps strategy is centered on cultivating the right individual and team thinking and behaviors to support shared goals and company growth. In this track, we’ll hear from thought leaders who have jumped through the political hoops and budget cycles, worked through the roadblocks of legacy processes, and have come out the other side to show the value of their DevOps initiatives. 

Suggested topics might include:

  • Implementing DevOps in Large Enterprises
  • How to Lead a DevOps Team of 125
  • Skill Shift: From Deep to Wide, Hard to Soft
  • Shifting Left on Security: Building a Culture of Shared Responsibility for Vulnerability Management
  • DevOps Leadership: Navigating Politics, Budgets, and Legacy Processes
  • The Human Factor: Overcoming Resistance to Change in DevOps Transformations
  • SBOMs as a Catalyst for Collaboration: Breaking Down Silos and Building Trust in the Software Supply Chain
  • Malware Prevention: How to Empower Teams to Identify and Respond to Threats

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 before the event. This request comes from practical experience. It is critical to ensure 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 log in 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 lifesaver 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 Cvent. 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 we do say so. We’ve got a marketing campaign set up 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 X (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, the platform accommodates live Q+A during your session 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.

Sonatype + The All Day DevOps Team


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