devopsdays Seattle - Sponsor Information

Thank you for sponsoring DevOpsDays Seattle!

As you probably know, DevOpsDays is a volunteer run not-for-profit event. Our goal is to help people learn about DevOps, and we couldn’t do it without your support. Thank You!!

Things you should do right away

Book your hotel rooms!

A lot of hotels in Seattle sell out in the spring. It’s a good idea to book any rooms you’ll need as soon as possible. We don’t have an official hotel, but there are many in the area.

Register your attendees.

You’ll receive a registration code to be given to people who will be attending on behalf of your company. Please don’t wait to have them register! We’d like to have an accurate count as soon as possible. If you haven’t received your code please email organizers-seattle-2018@devopsdays.org

Venue Location

The Conference Center at WSCC
705 Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98101
Directions and Parking

Dates and Times

This year’s event is on April 24th and 25th, 2018. A more detailed schedule will be posted soon.

  • Booth set up - 7:00AM April 24th
  • Registration opens - 8:00AM April 24th (you’ll want to be ready to talk to people by this time)
  • Tear down - approximately 4:00PM on April 25th.

Who to Send

Of course this is up to you, but most attendees will be practitioners. It’s important to your success that you send people able to have practitioner level conversations. If you’re showing off your latest product, be ready to answer some technical questions. If you’re looking to hire people, have someone there who works in the type of role you’re hiring for.

Conference Format

DevOpsDays is a unique blend of presentation style talks and interactive open discussions. The presentations are being chosen from over 200 submissions. We’re really excited about the talks we’ll see.

The afternoons are run as open spaces. You can learn more about this format at https://www.devopsdays.org/open-space-format/. To make the most of your participation it’s highly recommended that your staff participate in the open space discussions. This is your best chance to show off how valuable you can be to the attendees.

Shipping

The venue does not offer direct shipping / receiving.

There is a FedEx Office location in the Convention Center, across the street from the Conference Center where we’ll be. You can find more information, including hours and contact information at https://local.fedex.com/wa/seattle/office-5161/.

Gold Sponsors

  • 6 foot table with two chairs
  • Power available at table
  • WiFi is shared with the conference attendees, bandwidth heavy demos are not recommended

Silver Sponsors

  • Share a 6 foot table with another sponsor
  • Power available at table
  • WiFi is shared with the conference attendees, bandwidth heavy demos are not recommended

The sponsor area will be set up to encourage people to hang out and enjoy coffee breaks and meals. It isn’t designed like a big trade show with aisles of booths. You should bring retractable banners instead of traditional trade show booths.

A/V Rental

If you are interested in any A/V rentals, please click the link below to order supplies. Please enter TBD if you have not yet been assigned a booth number.

A/V Rental Form

Lead Collection

We don’t share attendee information with sponsors.

You’re welcome to ask people to share their contact information voluntarily. It’s very common for sponsors to hold drawings for this purpose and we will have a time at the end of day 2 to announce winners.

Most attendees will not have business cards, so you’ll want to have a way to capture this information. Some sponsors will bring slips of paper and a punchbowl, others will use something like Google Forms on a laptop or tablet.

Code of Conduct

DevOpsDays is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. The Code of Conduct will be strictly enforced, please be sure to read it at http://www.devopsdays.org/events/2018-seattle/conduct/. In particular, exhibitors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

Social Networks

We have the twitter handle @DevOpsDaysSEA, but people will most likely use the #DevOpsDays hashtag.