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DevOpsDays Oslo 2021

event date

16 Nov 2021


Rebel, Universitetsgata 2, 0164 Oslo Oslo, Norway

DevOpsDays Oslo is a self-organizing conference for DevOps practitioners. It brings together leaders in Software Development and IT Operations to collaborate and learn from each other. It is both a technical conference and a conference focusing on culture, processes, and structure within organizations. We encourage both technologists and business people to attend, learn and share experiences.

This year we will have a one-day event with a mix of 30-minutes presentations, ignite presentations, and open spaces.

A great opportunity for networking, mingling, and having a good time!

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Call for Speakers
Call opens at 12:00 PM

22 Sep 2021

Call closes at 12:00 PM

01 Nov 2021

Call closes in W. Europe Standard Time (UTC+01:00) timezone.
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Submit as many proposals as you like. We are accepting ignite talks and normal 30-minute long talks.

What topics are we looking for?

Devopsdays is a conference covering topics of software development, IT infrastructure operations, and the intersection between them. That means a broad range of topics could fit into our program, and it would be hard make a list of all. At previous conferences, talks have covered topics like  automation, testing, security, and organizational culture.

If you have an idea for a talk, and need help to turn it into a presentation, please contact us and we will be happy to help you!

What helps your proposal get accepted?

  • Make sure your abstract is sufficiently long and detailed.
  • Hint not only at the problem, but also at the solution.
  • Touch on why your experience matters and give data points where helpful.
  • Hearing what worked is great and hearing what didn’t work and what you learned from it is even better.
  • If you have spoken before, include links. If you have never spoken publicly, tell us that, too. We’re looking for a mix of new and experienced speakers.

Some factors we consider when we assemble the final program includes (but is not limited to)...

  • Broad appeal: How will your talk play out in a room of people with a variety of backgrounds? Remember that Devopsdays is a single track conference. Not everyone in the room will use your specific tool.
  • Original content: content not yet presented at other conferences, or a new angle to an existing problem
  • New presenters: people who are new to space and have insightful stuff to say; we want to hear everybody's voice
  • Local presenters: We like to include stories about challenges and successes experienced in our local area.
  • Under-represented voices: We want to hear all voices, including those that may speak less frequently at similar events.
  • No vendor pitches: we value vendors and sponsors, but this is not the right forum
  • No third-party submissions. If a PR firm or your marketing department is proposing the talk, you’ve already shown that as a speaker you’re distant from the process. This is a small community-driven event, and speakers need to be directly engaged with the organizers and attendees.

We are happy to provide guidance/coaching for new (and old) speakers (please ask us!).

We want our content to be inclusive - be mindful of the audience. All presentations must conform to the Code of Conduct

event fee

free for speakers

This year we are accepting primarily local speakers to avoid unnecessary travels.