The conference starts with the Global Organizer Summit on Tuesday, August 8th and continues with DevOpsDays Chicago itself Wednesday, August 9th, and continues Thursday, August 10th. Please note that your tickets might refer to the event dates as August 9-10, but remember that the Organizer Summit is on August 8! 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.
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.
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. In the worst case scenario, we will be providing tests on-site as an alternative.
DevOpsDays Global Organizer Summit and DevOpsDays Chicago 2023 are being held at Convene in the Willis (Sears) Tower at 233 S. Wacker Drive.
Please note: No items larger than a rolling suitcase are permitted through the lobby. There will be no bag or coat check available.
An email was sent with a link to Order Your Organizer Summit T-Shirt.
If you are registered for the event, and did not receive it, you can still do so by visiting the link below:
https://store.covver.io/devopsdays/collections/community-store and log in using the same email address you used for the Devopsdays Organizer Summit registration.
We’ve applied credits to your account that will allow you to order one shirt.
NOTE: If your shipping address is in Brazil, please use this store link: https://store.covver.io/devopsdays/collections/community-store-brazil
Tuesday, August 8
Tuesday Night Organizer Summit Party
6:00-9:00 PM pm at Franklin Tap
Located at 325 S Franklin St, a 4 minute walk from the venue
Starts at 6pm, food & liquor until 10pm.
We’ve built a menu that caters to all sorts of dietary restrictions and/or lifestyle choices.
Dessert will be served at 8pm
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 - https://lu.ma/flox-dodchi23
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 https://events.temporal.io/TemporalHappyHour)
Check out the full program for the Organizer Summit day! We have talks in the morning and then Open Spaces in the afternoon.
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.
This year, 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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
Self-parking is available - check your parking options on SpotHero.
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.
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!