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About DevOpsDays

Devopsdays is a community-organized not-for-profit conference series for DevOps practitioners. It is a worldwide series of technical conferences covering topics of software development, IT infrastructure operations, and the intersection between them. Each event is run by volunteers from the local area.

Most Devopsdays events feature a combination of curated talks and self-organized open space content. Topics often include cloud, development, operations, automation, testing, security, and organizational culture.

Respect and empathy are core devops values. Devopsdays is dedicated to providing an environment where everyone in the devops community can learn and share in respectful, considerate collaboration. The event operates under a code of conduct available here.

This is the first time Devopsdays will be held 'regionally' within Australia. Newcastle, the seaside city, sitting majestically where the ocean meets our working international port. Our city snakes around the coastline with golden beaches within walking distance of almost anywhere.

Local organisers for this conference range from varying companies around the Newcastle and Hunter Valley regions.

The NEX, Newcastle Exhibition and Convention Centre

From Visit Newcastle's Getting Here:

Five airlines service Newcastle Airport at Williamtown (a 25-minute drive north of Newcastle). Jetstar flies from Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Melbourne, Virgin Australia flies from Brisbane and Melbourne, QantasLink flies from Brisbane, Rex Airlines flies from Sydney and Fly Pelican flies from Canberra, Sydney, Ballina / Byron Bay, Dubbo and Coffs Harbour. Port Stephens Coaches runs buses between the airport and the bus terminal next in Newcastle. Hunter Valley Buses runs buses from the airport to East Maitland via Raymond Terrace. Or, for those show-offs, why not charter a seaplane from Sydney's Rose Bay and land in Newcastle just 30 minutes later.

The Newcastle Airport Information Services Desk can arrange door-to-door transfers. Please phone 02 4928 9822, or email nais@newcastleairport.com.au.

For more information about getting to and staying in Newcastle you can check out Visit Newcastle, in particular Getting Here and Accommodation.

We want to ensure that anyone who’s interested in attending a devopsdays is able to, and that price is not a barrier. Therefore, we have adopted a flat $99 price for all tickets so everyone can help shape the culture and practice of DevOps world-wide.


Thanks to the REA Group the 2018 DevOpsDays Newcastle’s diversity scholarship program provides support to those from traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized groups in the technology and/or open source communities who may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend DevOpsDays events for financial reasons.

Equal access and diversity are important to the DevOpsDays Newcastle conference, and we aim to remove this obstacle. We want you at our events, and we want to help you get there! Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of need and impact. Selection is limited and will be made by a group of reviewers who will assess each applicant’s request.

Scholarship recipients will receive a complimentary registration pass (non-transferrable). We may consider travel and accommodation support for recipients who need it.

Eligibility

Applicants must be from a traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized group in the technology and/or open source communities including, but not limited to: persons identifying as LGBTQ, women, persons of colour, students and/or persons with disabilities; and be unable to attend without some financial assistance.

How to Apply

Please contact us at: organisers-newcastle-2018@devopsdays.org to apply for the scholarship.

Day 1

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Registration

9:00 - 9:15 AM

Welcome

9:15 - 10:00 AM

10:00 - 10:10 AM

Sponsors

10:10 - 10:40 AM

10:40 - 11:00 AM

Break

Tea, Coffee

11:00 - 11:15 AM

Open Spaces Brainstorm

Present your ideas for open spaces

11:15 - 11:45 AM

11:45 - 11:55 AM

Sponsors

11:55 - 12:55 PM

Lunch

Catered Lunch

12:55 - 13:25 PM

Ignite Talks

Quick, to the point talks

13:25 - 13:35 PM

Sponsors

13:35 - 14:20 PM

14:20 - 14:50 PM

Afternoon Tea

14:50 - 15:35 PM

Open Space 1

15:35 - 16:20 PM

Open Space 2

16:20 - 16:50 PM

Open Space 3

16:50 - 17:00 PM

Closing Remarks

19:00 PM

Evening Social Event

Fun & Games at NEX

Day 2

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Registration

9:00 - 9:15 AM

Welcome

9:15 - 10:00 AM

10:00 - 10:10 AM

Sponsors

10:10 - 10:40 AM

10:40 - 11:00 AM

Break

Tea, Coffee

11:00 - 11:15 AM

Open Spaces Brainstorm

Present your ideas for open spaces

11:15 - 11:45 AM

11:45 - 11:55 AM

Sponsors

11:55 - 12:55 PM

Lunch

Catered Lunch

12:55 - 13:25 PM

13:25 - 13:35 PM

Sponsors

13:35 - 14:20 PM

Open Space 1

14:20 - 14:50 PM

Afternoon Tea

14:50 - 15:35 PM

Open Space 2

15:35 - 16:20 PM

Open Space 3

16:20 - 16:50 PM

Closing Remarks

Ignite Talks: These are 5 minute-long lightning talks where the slides will automatically change every 15 seconds.

Open Spaces: Breakout sessions focused on topics suggested on the day by attendees. These topics may be sparked by the talks had earlier in the conference, or may simply reflect an issue you are facing in your workplace.

Sponsors

We greatly value sponsors for this open event. If you are interested in sponsoring, please drop us an email at [ organizers-newcastle-2018@devopsdays.org ].

devopsdays is a self-organizing conference for practitioners that depends on sponsorships. We do not have vendor booths, sell product presentations, or distribute attendee contact lists. Sponsors have the opportunity to have short elevator pitches during the program and will get recognition on the website and social media before, during and after the event. Sponsors are encouraged to represent themselves by actively participating and engaging with the attendees as peers. Any attendee also has the opportunity to demo products/projects as part of an open space session.

All attendees are welcome to propose any subject they want during the open spaces, but this is a community-focused conference, so heavy marketing will probably work against you when trying to make a good impression on the attendees.

The best thing to do is send engineers to interact with the experts at devopsdays on their own terms.

Our sponsorship prospectus can be downloaded here