Important Information for DevOpsDays Chicago 2023 Attendees

The conference starts Wednesday, August 9th and continues Thursday, August 10th. Registration, breakfast, and sponsor tables will be open daily at 8AM. The organizers are excited to welcome you! Here are a few details you’ll want to review before the event.

Code of Conduct

Respect and empathy are core DevOps values. Make sure to read our code of conduct! We will enforce it. Any attendee who violates the code of conduct may be asked to leave without a refund, at the discretion of the organizers (who can be identified by red conference shirts).

Additionally we are using CallOfConduct to help facilitate code of conduct reporting this year. You will be getting an automated email from CallOfConduct about one week prior to the event. Any code of conduct violations you experience or witness should be reported through this site so the organizers can respond.

Health and Safety

Our Health and Safety policy requires all participants to show proof of vaccination or provide a negative COVID test. If you cannot comply with these requirements, you may participate virtually by watching our livestream and interacting online.

It is highly recommended that you confirm the availability of your Covid 19 vaccination record before you leave home, as many countries and locations have shut down their vaccination proof apps.

Please reach out to us at [email protected] if you have questions on vaccination proof methods; generally speaking if you have a card/document certifies that you have been vaccinated you should be fine. We will be providing tests on-site as an alternative.


DevOpsDays Chicago 2023 is being held at Convene in the Willis (Sears) Tower at 233 S. Wacker Drive.


  1. Enter the Willis (Sears) Tower on either side of the building; the Wacker side is a little bit more convenient
  2. Take the stairs up to the 2nd floor following the signs for ‘Convene’
  3. Continue to follow the signs for ‘Convene’ until you reach the stairs/elevator for the third floor.
  4. Please have your ticket (on paper or on your phone) and proof of vaccination/negative test ready in order to speed up registration. We can also look you up by name if you do not have your ticket. We also have a limited supply of Covid tests available.
  5. You will need to visibly wear your badge while in the conference space.

Please note: No items larger than a rolling suitcase are permitted through the lobby. There will be no bag or coat check available.

Evening Events

No official conference events planned for Wednesday or Thursday nights, but here are some that you might want to take part in - please support them!

Wednesday, August 9

Open Source Data Infrastructure Meetup at Discover at 6:30 PM
Must register prior to August 2!

flox Happy Hour -
5:30PM - 8:00PM | ​​O’Neil’s on Wells - 411 S Wells St, Chicago, IL 60607 (Map)
All are welcome - but space is limited - so register early!

Thursday, August 10

Happy Hour hosted by Temporal
5:30 PM at Revival Food Hall, 125 S Clark St (RSVP at

DevOpsDays Chicago Schedule

We have an amazing program planned for the conference. Please take a look at the speaker lineup and the full program!

Consider what topics you’d like to propose for Open Space self-organizing discussions in the afternoons; many people find that to be their most valuable time at DevOpsDays.

We will also offer workshops in the afternoon of each day.

All the talks will be simultaneously transcribed to accommodate those with hearing issues (or who just like to turn the subtitles on during movies). Attendees can also follow the transcription on their own devices (phone, tablet, laptop). The link for the transcription stream will also be available on the program page.

Social Media

The conference Twitter hashtag will be #devopsdays. Please tweet, blog, and otherwise share what you learn with everyone who isn’t able to attend but could benefit from your experience!

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There will be WiFi provided for the conference attendees, and connection information will be shared on-site. Remember, WiFi is a shared resource, so please be considerate of your fellow attendees!

Food & Drink

Breakfast, lunch, an afternoon snack, and non-stop coffee and other cold beverage options will be served on-site at the conference. We can accommodate most dietary restrictions you listed in your registration. If you have questions about food options, ask an organizer or volunteer for information.

We also have assembled a Guide to Chicago for out of town friends, so check that out as well!

As you’re searching for dinner and late-night options, Yelp is a great source in downtown Chicago. Calling ahead or using OpenTable is a good idea as wait times at popular places can exceed an hour.

Directions from the airports

From the O’Hare airport, it’s about a 50-minute CTA Blue line train ride toward downtown Chicago to the Clark/Lake station, where you should transfer to the Orange or Pink line and get off at Quincy. From the Midway airport, it is about a 30-minute CTA Orange line ride toward downtown Chicago to the Quincy station.

Transit directions within the city

The conference location is quite accessible via CTA trains. The nearest stop is the Quincy stop for the Brown, Purple, Orange, and Pink lines. For Blue, Green, or Red lines, transfer at either Jackson or State/Lake stops to one of the above lines. See the CTA website for train routes and schedules!

Driving & Parking Directions

Self-parking is available - check your parking options on SpotHero.

Mothers’ Room

We will provide a private space for nursing mothers, as well as a small refrigerator for this purpose. Please check with the registration desk for details.

Contact Us

During the event you can identify organizers by the red-colored conference shirts. You can also contact us digitally during the event by emailing [email protected] and via social media. We’re here to make DevOpsDays Chicago a great experience, so don’t hesitate to let us know how it’s going!


This event is made possible by our amazing sponsors!