[FOSDEM] Call for talks: Configuration/Systems Management DevRoom at FOSDEM 2013

Dawn Foster dawn at puppetlabs.com
Fri Nov 16 04:40:01 CET 2012

FOSDEM 2013 - https://fosdem.org/2013/

Configuration/Systems Management DevRoom -

Saturday, the 2nd of February 2013, 09:00 to 17:00, Brussels, Belgium

Contact: config-mgmt-devroom at lists.fosdem.org

We will be holding a Configuration/Systems Management DevRoom at
FOSDEM 2013 and are requesting abstracts for structured presentations

Important information, dates:
* Submission deadline for abstracts: 2012-12-15
* Notification of accepted speakers: 2012-12-25
* Final schedule: 2013-01-11

** About this DevRoom **

DevOps has created a renaissance for managing technology.  There is
huge interest in automation, monitoring, performance management,
configuration management, DevOps and the cloud.  We're seeking people
who are working in the field, interested in the field, or just
interested in learning more about how to manage infrastructure better,
cheaper and faster.

We invite you to submit talks on these topics:

* Configuration and Systems Management theory & principles
* Configuration and Systems Management tools - with an emphasis on
real world use cases
* Techniques and case studies
* Audit, Compliance and Security
* Various DevOps topics, including collaboration and training tips.

We're looking for talks on the cutting edge of systems tools and
configuration management. This is your opportunity to show off and
tell us what makes your environment shine! Some examples of things you
might want to cover in your proposed talk:
* how did you collaborate with your developers to integrate configuration mgmt
* how did you make the case for config mgmt
* how do you train people on config mgmt (pitfalls etc..)
* what do developers think about config mgmt
* where do you draw the line between system configs and application configs
* a cost analysis for using configuration management - is it worth it :)
* if you could wave a magic wand, what would you change in the current
mgmt systems

We have a selection committee made up of the following people who will
review the CFPs and decide which sessions will be part of the
Configuration/Systems Management DevRoom:
* Eric Sorenson
* Kris Buytaert
* Brice Figureau
* Patrick Debois
* Alessandro Franceschi
* We may add an additional person or 2

** Your submission must include:**

* Your name

* The title of your talk

* A short abstract of one to two paragraphs (150 words, max.)

* A short biography

* Links to related websites/blogs etc.

Send the abstracts to:

config-mgmt-devroom at lists.fosdem.org

Presentations are to be formal and not longer than 30 minutes, plus 15
extra for questions (45 in total). Panels with more than one speaker
are something we're also seeking, a "My configuration management tools
are the awesomest and I'll debate that!" is possible, as are shorter
presentations of 20 minutes.  We're also exploring some un-conference
style presentations too.

The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2012. If your proposal
has been accepted, you will be informed by email by December 25, 2013.

Please feel free to forward this call for abstracts and papers to
relevant lists, people and sites. We're looking forward to seeing lots
of interested folks, have lots of spirited presentations, debates,
discussion and ... quite possibly drinking.

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