• Devopsdays Austin 2017

    4–5May2017Austin, TX

About Devopsdays Austin


Latest News!

  • 4/20: Happy hour details announced. See venue info below.
  • 4/12: User group organizers can attend for free and get up to $350 in return for a meetup. See venue info below.
  • 4/10: Full speaker line-up announced! See schedule below.
  • 3/31: Amazing food line-up announced! See venue info below.
  • 3/27: Hackathon announced! See hackathon info and sign up link below.
  • 3/23: Special speakers announced! See speakers below.

Schedule


Speakers


DevOpsDays Austin is excited to have the following speakers join us this year!

Patrick Debois, @patrickdebois
Gene Kim, @RealGeneKim
Kelsey Hightower, @kelseyhightower
Damon Edwards, @damonedwards
Andrew Clay Shafer, @littleidea
Nicole Forsgren, @nicolefv
John Willis, @botchagalupe
Jez Humble, @jezhumble
Adrian Cockcroft, @adrianco
Theo Schlossnagle, @postwait

Register


Are you a student, state/public/government employee and would like to attend devopsdays austin? We're offering a limited set of tickets at a discounted rate. Please email us at organizers-austin-2017@devopsdays.org for a code.

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"DevOps in a Serverless World" Hackathon


Go wild with this, monitoring, deployment, tooling, cultural challenges. We are excited to see what you come up with!

We're organizing things a little differently this year. This will be a pre-conference event on Friday, April 28th.

At this event, you'll have 5 hours to organize a team and present a project pitch to our panel of judges. If your team is selected as a finalist, you have a week to work on your project until the final round of judging--happening at DevOps Days Austin on May 5th.

Only the top 5 projects will reach the finalist round and all finalists will have 3 minutes to demo your final work to compete for over $3,000 in prizes.

NOTE: The pre-conference is happening at the Building C of National Instruments (11500 N Mopac Expy, Austin, TX 78759). Follow the directions to Building C once you enter the campus. You can park in the visitor parking and also in the garage.We will have volunteers in the lobby to help you.

Contact Revanth for more hackathon details by emailing: organizers-austin-2017@devopsdays.org.

Sponsors


Austin hosts one of the leading annual DevOpsDays events, now in its sixth year. With 550+ attendees in 2016, it was one of the best attended DevOpsDays events ever. Sponsoring DevOpsDays connects your company to local technical and business minds who influence decisions in security, monitoring, operations, engineering, quality, and product development. DevOpsDays Austin offers the following sponsorship packages for 2017, held May 4-5 in the Texas Memorial Stadium on the University of Texas campus. For more questions on sponsorships, please email us at organizers-austin-2017@devopsdays.org

Download the 2017 Sponsor Prospectus

Happy Hour Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Be a Gold sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Be a Silver sponsor

Lanyard Sponsor

Media Sponsors

Be a Media sponsor

Hackathon Sponsor

TV Rental

Rent a TV

Sponsor Package Matrix 2017

Devopsdays Austin will be held at

Darrell K. Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium

The conference facilities at Darrell K. Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium offer large rooms for the keynotes and the ability to have multiple concurrent tracks. Additionally, breakout sessions can be more isolated and will have better noise control that previous years at the Marchesa.

Enter the stadium at gate 16 (north entrance). Registration will be at the entrance of gate 16.

Need a place to stay? Take a look at:

Hampton Inn & Suites Austin @ The University/Capitol
1701 Lavaca Street
Austin, Texas, 78701
512-499-8881

Looking for a place to park?

Manor Garage
2017 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78712
$18/day, $15 for 4-8 hours (see more rates)

San Jacinto Garage
2401 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78705
$18/day, $15 for 4-8 hours (see more rates)

For more parking garage options on the UT campus, click here.

We <3 User Groups

We invite organizers of local Austin tech user groups to attend DevOpsDays Austin and represent your community free of charge!

We bring together 600 technologists every year, and we want to give those people an opportunity to plug into ongoing user groups in the Austin community. We also want to give user group organizers an opportunity to showcase their user groups to conference attendees and recruit new like minded souls.

Interested user groups organizers may also receive up to $350 in sponsorship from DevOpsDays Austin to provide food/drink at an upcoming meeting!

Please review the User Group Invitation for more details.

Check out this food line-up!

Breakfast, May 4th

We will be enjoying hill country kolaches from Lone Star Kolaches, including a selection of:

  • sausage, cheese, jalapeño
  • sausage, egg, cheese
  • bacon, egg, cheese kolaches
  • egg, cheese kolaches
  • fruit and cream cheese (apple, blueberry, strawberry)
  • fruit only (apple, blueberry, strawberry)
Breakfast, May 5th

Tamale House East will be serving up the following selection of breakfast tacos:

  • Potato, Egg & Cheese
  • Bacon, Egg & Cheese
  • Migas & Queso
  • Garden (Vegan)
  • Black Bean & White Cheese
  • Potato & Egg
  • Chorizo & Potato
  • Bacon & Egg
Lunch, May 4th

Stiles Switch BBQ will be laying out a delicious spread of:

  • Meats (choose 2): brisket, sausage (mild, spicy, jalapeño cheddar), pork ribs, pork tenderloin, turkey, chicken, or veggie skewers
  • Sides (choose 2): potato salad, cole slaw (spicy cajun or mayo), cucumber tomato salad, pinto beans, mac-n-cheese, or corn casserole
  • Fixins: switch original bbq sauce, sliced pickles, ringed onions, choice of bread
Lunch, May 5th

Tacos and Tequila is preparing a taco street party lunch for us. In addition to the tacos listed below, we'll be having a salsa bar and sides of black beans and sweet corn cake.

  • Chicken Verde Tacos
  • Picadillo Beef Tacos (seasoned ground beef)
  • Red Chile Crusted Salmon Tacos
  • Grilled Vegetable Mini Skewers (vegetarian)
Afternoon Snack, May 4th

Amy's Ice Cream will be preparing special Star Wars themed sundaes:

  • Chewie Wookie Cookie (Belgian Choc flavor, ice cream mix, brownies)
  • Death Star Crunch (Dark Choc flavor, ice cream mix, Little Debbie Star Crunch)
  • Java The Hutt (Ice cream mix, Creme De Mente, Creme De Cacao, ICM Coffee)
  • Mexican Vanilla

You may also add toppings: Fudge, Oreo, Heath Bar, M&Ms, Pecans.

Afternoon Snack, May 5th

Amy's Ice Cream will be preparing special Cinco de Mayo themed sundaes:

  • Horchata (Ice cream mix, Horchata mix)
  • Cajeta (Ice cream mix, Cajeta)
  • Triple Mexxx Chip (ice cream mix, mexican vanilla x3, soft choc chips)
  • Belgian Chololate

You may also add toppings: Fudge, Oreo, Heath Bar, M&Ms, Pecans.

Happy Hour

The happy hour, sponsored by OpsGenie, is going to be a extra festive event this year! It will be Thursday evening 5:30-9:30 at the Saengerrunde Hall next to Scholz Garten, a 12 minute walk from the stadium (or a 7-minute $1.25 metro bus ride basically door to door, or a super short drive to the free city garage parking across the street from it). Besides Star Wars themed cocktails, local Austin craft beer, nonalcoholic drinks, and Star Wars themed food from Frank’s there will be bowling, karaoke with a live band, a jam band (with John Willis on bass!), dancing, door prizes, board/card games, a Star Wars photo booth, and more.  We’re putting all our past happy hours to shame.  Bring your own instrument for the acoustic jam on the rooftop, the band will provide instruments to jam with in the hall. Contest and prizes this year include:

  • Door Prizes: Each of the three winners will receive a pass to DevOps Days Austin 2018 along with Amazon gift cards ($250, $150, $100)!
  • Karaoke Competition: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place all get trophies and Amazon Gift Cards ($125, $75, $50), but the winner will also receive a pass to DevOps Days Austin 2018!
  • Bowling Tournament: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place all get trophies and Amazon Gift Cards ($125, $75, $50), but the winner will also receive a pass to DevOps Days Austin 2018!
  • DevOps Against Humanity: The prizes are trophies, Amazon Gift Cards ($100, $75, $50), your own pack of DevOps Against Humanity, and the 1st place winner gets a pass to DevOps Days Austin 2018!

Code of Conduct


Important Contact Information

  • Email address for organizers: organizers-austin-2017@devopsdays.org
  • Local law enforcement: City of Austin Police - call 911
  • Sexual assault hotline: SafePlace - (512) 267-7233
  • Medical Emergency: Call 911
  • Local taxi company: Yellow Cab Austin - (512) 452-9999, Austin Cab (512) 478-2222

Anti-Harassment Policy

DevOpsDays Austin is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Exhibitors in the expo hall, sponsor or vendor booths, or similar activities are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. 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.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately.

Conference staff can be identified by distinct staff t-shirts. Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to adhere to the code of conduct at all conference venues and conference-related social events.

Code of Conduct

I. I am an attendee at devopsdays, learning from and sharing with other devopsdays attendees in an effort to better myself and my industry. I co-create the experience with fellow attendees. I am prepared to give my energy, presence and sensitivity to creating the best possible experience for myself and others.

II. I am coming to devopsdays to interact with people. I understand that imagery and language which is suggestive or derogatory will offend and make people uncomfortable. I also understand that people may have boundaries and sensibilities different from my own. I will accept without question when informed that something is offensive or unacceptable in the context of the devopsdays event.

III. I will never intentionally harass or offend another attendee regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, appearance, size, race or religion and will not abide another attendee being harassed or offended. If I am aware that anyone is uncomfortable or unsafe, I will notify those giving offense and the devopsdays event organizers.

IV. If I am offended or harassed, I will inform people around me who make me feel safe and the event organizers. If I feel safe, at my discretion, I will inform those giving offense of the specific actions with the hope that the other party is well-intentioned and ignorant, but I am under no obligation to do so.

V. I understand that people are different and I attempt to be forgiving of others actions at the level of their sincere intent, but my priority is protecting my safety and the safety of others. I will act without hesitation or reservation until there are no question of the safety of all parties.

VI. I trust the devopsdays organizers and attendees will co-create the best possible experience for everyone involved, as I will. I believe devopsdays is about empowering people and I will not forget I am empowered to create a safe and nurturing environment. If I or any other attendee violates this aspect of the event, I expect the conference organizers to protect the attendees by direct action, including expelling those in violation and contacting the proper authorities.

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