As you probably know, DevOpsDays is a volunteer run not-for-profit event. Our goal is to help people learn about DevOps, and we couldn’t do it without your support.
A lot of hotels in Seattle sell out in the spring. It’s a good idea to book any rooms you’ll need as soon as possible.
You’ll receive a registration code to be given to people who will be attending on behalf of your company. Please don’t wait to have them register! We’d like to have an accurate count as soon as possible. If you haven’t received your code please email firstname.lastname@example.org
321 Mercer St
Seattle, WA 98109
Information about the venue can be found at https://www.devopsdays.org/events/2017-seattle/location
This year’s event is on Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 and Thursday, Apr 27, 2017
The schedule for the day is at https://www.devopsdays.org/events/2017-seattle/program/ - As of this writing (21 February 2017) the times are not final! The start and finish times are unlikely to change very much, but the session schedule will.
Tear down is after the last break on day two.
Please don’t tear down early!
Of course this is up to you, but most attendees will be practitioners. It’s important to your success that you send people able to have practitioner level conversations. If you’re showing off your latest product, be ready to answer some technical questions. If you’re looking to hire people, have someone there who works in the type of role you’re hiring for.
DevOpsDays is a unique blend of presentation style talks and interactive open discussions. The presentations are being chosen from over 130 submissions. We’re really excited about the talks we’ll see.
The afternoons are run as open spaces. You can learn more about this format at https://www.devopsdays.org/open-space-format/. To make the most of your participation it’s highly recommended that your staff participate in the open space discussions. This is your best chance to show off how valuable you can be to the attendees.
The venue does not offer direct shipping / receiving.
There is a 24 / 7 FedEx Office location a few blocks away at:
606 1st Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
This location offers “Hold at FedEx Location” services, so items can be shipped there and picked up in time to set up your table. If you need assistance on how to ship them please contact them at 206-285-1071
The sponsor area will be set up to encourage people to hang out and enjoy coffee breaks and meals. It isn’t designed like a big trade show with aisles of booths. You should bring retractables banners instead of traditional trade show booths.
Monitors are available for rental from “Meeting Tomorrow”. Please download this form for more information.
We don’t share attendee information with sponsors.
You’re welcome to ask people to share their contact information voluntarily. It’s very common for sponsors to hold drawings for this purpose and we will have a time and the end of day 2 to announce winners.
Most attendees will not have business cards, so you’ll want to have a way to capture this information. Some sponsors will bring slips of paper and a punchbowl, others will use something like Google Forms on a laptop or tablet.
DevOpsDays is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. The Code of Conduct will be strictly enforced, please be sure to read it at http://www.devopsdays.org/events/2017-seattle/conduct/. In particular, exhibitors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.
We have the twitter handle @DevOpsDaysSEA, but people will most likely use the #DevOpsDays hashtag.