For the 4th year DevOps.com is proud to be producing DevOps Connect: DevSecOps Days @ RSA Conference. The event will be on Monday, April 16th, 2018. RSAC is the world’s largest security conference and so the perfect place to hold what we think of as the best day of DevSecOps. You can get full details at the DevOpsConnect.com site. The call for speakers is open now through December 15th.
Why Speak at DevOps Connect: DevSecOps Days @ RSAC
If you have a great DevSecOps story to tell, this is the conference to do it at. Last year we had almost 1000 people stop in during the full day of sessions to catch some of the top speakers in the space, as well as many up and coming thought leaders giving us a fresh look at the latest trends in DevOps and security. This year we expect over 1200 people or more to attend the sessions. Sessions are also video taped and then put up on DevOpsTV for later viewing.
It is a large stage that gives our speakers a great pulpit to share their expertise and experiences. The fact that it takes place on the backdrop of the largest security show in the world means the spotlight is even brighter.
More importantly, this is your chance to lead. Your chance to give back to the community as we forge a road ahead towards better, faster more secure applications. Unlike some other conferences, there is a strong preference here for speakers to be practitioners in the space rather than vendors selling to it (though not all vendors are bad, they speak with more practitioners than anyone and do add to the body of knowledge). So there is a strict, no vendor pitches policy.
What Are We Looking For?
In fact here are some of the guidelines we are looking for:
We are looking for practitioners to discuss the unique challenges of adopting security into the DevOps pipeline, the obstacles to security being a contributing and valued partner in DevOps and the ways to overcome them. Specific topics we are looking for include, but are not restricted to:
- How did you get senior management buy-in? What did you do? How did you quantify the business value?
- Examples of security teams being integrated into the CI/CD or DevOps process
- How did you overcome objections inside the organization?
- How did you design and implement effective controls to mitigate security risks?
- Which business area (and application) did you start with, why, and what did you do?
- What were the top challenges, and how did you overcome them?
- What were your top mistakes, and what advice would you give as a result?
- In-progress stories (and even nightmares) are welcome!
Also, beyond the practitioner preference, we are looking for a diverse set of speakers that closely matches the real world. There will be something approaching 50,000 people attending RSA Conference this year. We want DevSecOps Days to reflect that diversity.
All speakers receive passes to DevSecOps and an expo pass to RSAC itself.
How You Can Attend DevOps Connect: DevSecOps Days @RSAC
If you aren’t ready to share your DevSecOps story with the world quite yet, you can still participate and attend DevSecOps Days @RSAC. All you need is any kind of pass for RSAC. If you are not speaking and have not purchased a ticket yet, or would like a complimentary Expo Hall pass on us, please use these codes.
- $100 Discount off of Full Conference passes – 18UDEVOPSFD
- Complimentary Expo passes – 18UDEVOPSXP
The free expo pass is enough to get you into DevSecOps Days and expo show floors all week, as well as the keynotes. The $100 discount is off a full conference pass good for all sessions.You can register using the codes above at: https://www.rsaconference.com/events/us18/register
Wait, there’s more
Following the day sessions, the 5th annual No Wine-ing DevSecOps Cocktail party will take place @ Jillians, San Francisco, 4:30pm till 6pm, down the block from the Marquis. Registration for the No Wine-ing event is required and attendance is free. Register here.
The Security @ the Speed of DevOps panel and luncheon, featuring an all star lineup of DevSecOps experts will take place on Tuesday, April 17th, 11:45am, again @ Jillians. The panel will be based on the 2nd annual Security @ the Speed of DevOps reports by George Hulme. Once again admission and lunch are free, but registration is required. Printed copies of the report will be available to attendees.
So if you would like to tell your DevSecOps story to the world, please apply to speak at DevOps Connect: DevSecOps Days @ RSAC. But whether you do or do not, if you are going to be in San Francisco on April 16th, please join us for what should be another great day of DevSecOps learning, networking and growing at RSA Conference.
Also many thanks to our sponsors, Sonatype, White Hat Security, Aqua Security, CA Veracode, Checkmarx. If you are interested in sponsoring, write firstname.lastname@example.org