Boston Devopsdays 7-8 March 2011 Call for papers

Another year, another devopsdays! This time in the marvelous city of Boston.

On 7 and 8 March 2011, we are organizing a new devopsdays. It will be a two event with conference talks in the morning and openspaces in the afternoon.

It is kindly hosted by the Microsoft NERD Center

You can contribute in one of the following ways:

  1. Propose a session for the conference talks: it will be a 45 minute session where you can talk about the next big things happening in devops land, you’re reflections on devops (good and bad), the experiences you want to share. For a detailed description see our call for presentations
  2. Propose a lightning talk: If you have a strong devops related message that you really want to share with the DevOps world, we encourage you to send us a proposal for an Ignite presentation. These are 5 minute talks with 20 slides which auto-advance. If you aren’t familiar with the format, google is your friend (and I won’t question your geek cred… cough maybe you’ve just been busy… go check some out, we’ll still be here when you get back. ) The only rule is don’t give a straight pitch. That’s not even a rule we’ll enforce, everyone will just think you are lame… that is punishment enough.
  3. Register and show up: One of the success factor of previous devopsdays is the openspace-format: it fosters the sharing of ideas and insights in good old fashion, non-technical way by just talking to each other. Last time it even got people who would normally never talk, into the conversation. This doesn’t require any effort besides registering and showing up at the event.
  4. Sponsor the event: We really like to keep the devopsdays a low budget maximum pleasure thing. Therefore we actively seek sponsors to make this happen. In return we hope to make it valuable for you to sponsor.

Hope to meet you at the devopsdays in Boston!

The organizers: Vladimir Vuksan, Adam Fletcher , John Vincent , Patrick Debois