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Call for paper

If you are reading this you are thinking about submitting a proposal for a talk. That’s great!

We are interested in the following topics

If you have an interesting idea on a topic that is not on the list we will be happy to consider your proposal anyway!

  • SRE
    • Tools and practices that help SREs free themselves from routine and get systems running smoothly
    • Managing hundreds of hosts and avoiding configuration drift with infrastructure as a code. Configuring networks with code
    • Making your system easy to reason about with observability and monitoring tools and practices
    • Reaching zero downtime in critical applications. Creating self-healing and antifragile systems
    • Reducing incident frequency and impact with proper incident management practices
    • Accelerate the delivery of updates and minimize risk with release management practices
    • Running machine learning and data engineering tasks in production
    • Ensuring security of development and production environments without compromising the efficiency of hardware, software and people
  • Cloud Native
    • Cloud technology, which is gradually becoming the de facto standard for running applications in production
    • Deep dive into technology that drives container orchestration and service meshes: Kubernetes, Istio, Helm, etc.
    • Architecture, concepts and operating principles behind public and private clouds
    • Creating new and migrating existing applications to serverless platforms
    • Best practices, including cost optimization, for applications running in clouds. N-factor applications, where N starts from 12
    • CI/CD for cloud-native applications
    • Running stateful applications, including databases, persistent volumes and event-streaming platforms in clouds
    • Maintaining adequate level of security in cloud applications
    • The strategy of migrating from the cloud back to your hardware in a situation where the cloud is no longer suitable for the project
  • Culture, processes and methodology
    • What’s really called the word DevOps. Effective processes and communications. People who are happy with their work
    • Managing technical debt and complexity
    • Dealing with legacy
    • Implementing DevOps practices in large projects and teams
    • Exciting stories of wins and fails, ups and downs in your DevOps experience
    • Embedding security into software development, delivery and operation processes
  • The future of DevOps
    • All of the above, but in areas that will be mainstream in 5–10 years
    • Hybrid application scenarios: extending a datacenter to the cloud to achieve greater availability and resource elasticity
    • Bringing code and data closer to customers with edge computing
    • Reaping the benefits of established DevOps tools and practices in young and emerging areas like Internet of Things

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Submission process

A workflow diagram from accepting an application to speaking at a conference.

Program committee

Each proposal will be examined by at least three reviewers from the Program Committee.

Selection process

  • Relevance

    You are going to discuss things that participants of the conference find useful not only yesterday but also today and in the future. In addition, the topic of your session matches the theme of the conference, and the content you are going to present matches the stated description.

  • Depth

    Your talk reveals the subject deeply and comprehensively. There is no need to talk about yet another Hello World (unless you think it’s a new, not widely known, but very promising technology).

  • Originality

    There is technical novelty in your session; the content either hasn’t been published before or presents a well-known topic / problem in a different light.

  • Technical expertise

    You have experience and have completed projects in the field in question. The topic of your presentation is technically sound. You have a good understanding of what you are talking about and have been involved in the implementation of the project you are describing.

  • Practical applicability

    The content is important from a practical point of view and you not only cover the existing problems / solutions, but also share your experience.

  • Speaking experience

    If you have experience in speaking at conferences and meetups, this will be a great advantage. If this is your first presentation, be prepared to rehearse and practice.

Additional information

  • If you feel like you need help to prepare your session you can count on us: we can appoint a personal curator who will review your material and organize rehearsals.
  • Usually, we contact applicants within a week after the submission. If that hasn’t happened, feel free to contact us via email at program@devoops.ru. Also, don’t forget to read the speaker’s memo.
  • If you are submitting on behalf of another person, please fill the form using the speaker’s contact information. You can leave your contacts in the last form field (the one which asks about a co-speaker or comments).