DevOpsDay LA 2016 - Call for Papers

We are proud to announce 6th Annual DevOps Day LA, to be held Friday, January 22, 2016, co-located with the 14th Annual Southern California Linux Expo -- SCaLE 14X -- to be held on January 21-24, 2016 at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California, near Los Angeles.

DevOps Day LA is a day dedicated to the DevOps community, and professionals who wish to improve the interaction and integration between these traditional silos of Development and Operations. We're looking for speakers interested in presenting to this forum. The theme for the conference this year is "Surprise!", a phrase that all too often fills devops teams with dread, but can also be positive.

If you have a topic you’d think would be of interest, please submit a talk. The process is easy and streamlined.


How To Register Your Talk


If you are a registered speaker from a previous SCALE or DevOpsDay LA event, you can re-use your account from the previous SCALE submission and you don't need to sign up for a new account (and you can skip the next two paragraphs).

For first-time submitters, visit the "Create a new account" page and create an account to register the speaker by entering various details in the form such as name, affiliation, bio, email address of the speaker. Please ensure that the personal biography is not more than 1000 characters; focus on relevant experience to your proposal topic and write from the third-person perspective. Note that the contact email-address is the one that will be used to confirm the account creation and speaker registration.

Once registration is complete, an email will be automatically sent to the email-address to set the password for subsequent access.

To submit a talk, please go to the link labeled Submit a presentation.

Enter the title for the talk, the intended audience, and select DevOps Day LA as the track. Then provide a brief description of the main points to be presented. Provide additional details in the space provided. Also, include the names of all speakers that will present this session. Each speaker must be registered with the system before they can be entered in the "speaker" field.

Once the talk has been submitted, further edits to the submission can be made, if necessary, up to the CFP closing date by logging into the account with the credentials provided during registration. Be sure to include an email for the primary contact for the presentation. Important information will sent to that address.

In the notes to reviewers section, please indicate if you are submitting:

  • A proposal for a talk/panel during the plenary session: these are 15-45 minute slots that will have the full attention of all attendees, as everybody will be in that one room
  • An Ignite talk that will be presented during the Ignite sessions. These are 5 minutes slots with slides changing every 15 seconds (20 slides total) which are also presented to all attendees in one room
  • Open Space session. Even without a prepared presentation we welcome the discussion and interaction by having people propose a session on the fly during Open Space. Open Space explanation for more information.

For submitting multiple talks for the same speaker, the step above may be repeated; note that you don't need to register the speaker again.

Please notify us if the presentation will require a special technical set-up. The standard setup provided will include:

  • microphone
  • projector
  • a laptop running Linux with a postscript viewer as well as OpenOffice (you may bring your own laptop if you prefer)


Please ensure that presentations are done in open non-proprietary format (PDF, ODF, etc) . In case you run into any problems during the submission process, for help, please email

Proposal abstracts are reviewed by an expert committee and evaluated solely on merit. Given the number of high quality submissions received every year, we request that submission dates be strictly honored in order to provide the committee enough time to choose the best set of proposals.


Important Dates:

  • 30 Nov, 2015: Deadline for abstracts/proposals submissions

  • 30 Dec, 2015: Last date for notification of acceptance

  • 22 Jan, 2016: Devops Day LA