Call for Papers DevOpsDays Aracaju 2020

Talk types

There are 4 types of talks at DevOpsDays Aracaju:

  • 15 minute talks - presented during the whole day, and a 5 minutes session for questions relatd to the 2 previous talks;
  • Lighting talks - short talks, 10 minutes max;
  • Ignite talk - very short talks, that lasts 5 minutes with autoplay at each 15 seconds (20 slides total).
  • Open Space: If you want to coordinate a discussion group during the event, you can do it at a Open Space session. There's no need to propose these before the conference as the topics will be submitted during it.

Do i need to have the slides done right now?

No! :)
Everything we need right now is a title and a abstract of the talk you're thinking about! This slides part can be left for later (and we can help you with this), there's even speakers that doesn't use slides at all ;) (but we recommend you to do that ONLY if you have enough experience, it is harder than it looks!)


Choosing criteria

Choosing talks is part art, part science; here are some factors we consider when trying to assemble the best possible program for our local audience:

  • Broad appeal: How will your talk play out in a room of people with a variety of backgrounds? Technical deep dives need more levels to provide value for the whole room, some of whom might not use your specific tool.
  • New local presenters: You are the only one who can tell your story. We are very interested in the challenges and successes being experienced in our local area. We are happy to provide guidance/coaching for new speakers upon request.
  • Under-represented voices: We want to hear all voices, including those that may speak less frequently at similar events. Whether you’re in a field not typically thought of as a technology field, you’re in a large, traditional organization, or you’re the only person at your organization with your background, we are interested in your unique experience.
  • Original content: We will consider talks that have already been presented elsewhere, but we prefer talks that the local area isn’t likely to have already seen.
  • No third-party submissions: This is a small community-driven event, and speakers need to be directly engaged with the organizers and attendees. 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.
  • No vendor pitches: As much as we value vendors and sponsors, we are not going to accept a talk that appears to be a pitch for your product.

Talk ideas

Keep in mind that these are just suggestions and you are not restricted to them!
We always look for the bigger topic diversity as possible as we know this is crucial to have an amazing event, so we encourage you to "think outside the box" when submitting your talk, we also encourage you to submit more than a single topic, as statically speaking submitting only one topic can lessen your chance of being selected. To help the ideas to flow here's a few suggestions (please do not limit yourself to this suggestions):

  • IT and mental health
  • Blameless/Blame-aware culture
  • Embracing risks
  • Learning from failure
  • Continuous improving
  • Three Ways
  • System Thinking
  • Lean
  • Training drills
  • Diversity at IT
  • Continuous security
  • Workflow
  • Some topic here: the good, the bad and the ugly
  • Culture changing journey
  • Mindset
  • Postmortems
  • Chaos Engineering
  • Tools and/or technologies that you feel passionate about

You can enter submissions until 2020-03-10 00:00 (America/Recife), 3 weeks, 1 day from now.