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Deserted Island DevOps 2021

event date

30 Apr 2021



Deserted Island DevOps is a single-day, live-streamed DevOps event hosted in the world of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Speakers will present live, from the host's island, and attendees will watch on and interact in our Discord server.

Come be a part of what Vice called "... just another tech conference, but hosting it on Animal Crossing [...] is a genius idea." and RedMonk noted as "a massive success"

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Call for Speakers
CfS opens at 12:00 AM

01 Feb 2021

CfS closes at 12:00 AM

19 Mar 2021

This event is in Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-04:00) timezone.
Closing time in your timezone is .

Welcome back to the island!

We're looking for shorter talks (between 15-25 minutes) with a focus on practical lessons for DevOps practitioners. Be creative, be delightful -- Animal Crossing is a delightful place, so let's reflect that in our submissions!

  • What have you learned during the pandemic, about DevOps, about yourself, about the world?
  • How have you grown as a DevOps practitioner over the past year, and how can we learn in this changing world?
  • How are you sharing information? How are you building resilient teams in the face of an unrelenting world?
  • Is there joy in DevOps? Should there be?

For some ideas, check out the talks from last year!


Each speaker will have a 30-minute total session. This includes live Q&A.


You must:

  • Have the ability to dial into a Zoom meeting and present your slides live on the day of the event.
  • Be able to attend both a test session the week before and your scheduled speaking time on the day of the event.
  • Agree to the Deserted Island DevOps Code of Conduct
  • Have a Nintendo Switch and Animal Crossing: New Horizons.


Some scholarships are available if you'd like to speak, are an URM, and don't have the console/game software. Please note in your submission if this is the case. Talks are evaluated on the abstract, not need.