I’m REALLY excited to be a part of this! The very first DevOpsDays Portugal is going to happen, June 3rd and 4th! The main DevOps-related meetup communities in Portugal (DevOps Lisbon and DevOps Porto) have come together to put together a program we hope we will be able to repeat throughout the following years. Our first event will be in Lisbon and we hope to rotate through the cities each year.
Last year, many of us helped create a DevOps track at the AgilePT 2018 conference, which was a great learning experience for us. We realized that, with the interest that atendees showed at the time, that there was room for a dedicated event on the topic. We decided to give this conf a try, with the help of the Agile PT team. The DevOpsDays format, with talks, ignites and open-spaces is an excellent format for learning and interacting with the community of practice, and it’ll be great to have this type of event here, finally!
Speaking of AgilePT, this year’s conference’s (in Porto, May 31st) is its 10th aniversary and a special program is being planned. Be sure to follow the site and social media for news about it as it comes out!. Both of the conferences will be seperated over the weekend, so if you are planning on attending from abroad, the events will provide a great opportunity to discover both cities (Porto and Lisbon) and visit the country on the weekend!
The CFP is open!
We are still working on the content lineup and we have a Call for Presentations open on PaperCall . We are considering a set of 30 minute talks and 5 minute Ignite talks as is usual at most DevOpsDays events. For the longer talks, we are really interested in curating them towards real-world experience reports with DevOps. We will also have open spaces, as we know that is one of the best learning experiences DevOpsDays events offer. If you have a great idea for a talk, please do submit it. We hope to have a good mix of national and international stories, and hopefully a lot of learning throughout both days.
The call for sponsors is also open at the moment. We know the job market here in Portugal is very active so this event will, for sure, be a great way to get in contact and network with the local community of practice. It’s also a great way to show that your company is devoted to this mindset. We have setup an interesting set of options that can fit companies and brands of all sizes. Feel free to inquiry us about any of the options, too.
You can already reserve your tickets for the event, and we are offering early-bird pricing at a very accessible 60€ until March 15th. Afterwards, price goes up, but still to a very accessible value. Go to https://www.devopsdays.org/events/2019-portugal/registration/ to get your’s today!
We’ve still got a lot of work going forward on this, but we sure are committed to creating a great event. Be sure to follow us on our DevOpsDaysPT twitter account to get all the news as it comes out. We will be using most of the regular social media channels, as you would expect.
Hope to see you at the event!