Returning after a 2-year hiatus due to Covid, we are returning for the 6th Edition of DevOps Camp in sunny Down-Town Las Vegas!
We're coming together again for a long weekend of deep discussions, practical advice, real-world demonstrations, and more. Don't call it a conference - this is a close-knit working group of real practitioners, sharing information and creating standards and practices.
Note that the hotel is included this year. We will be staying at the Downtown Grand Hotel
We keep it pretty loose, but here's the basic framework:
Wednesday evening we'll kick things off with cocktails, and probably a trip out to nearby Fremont East. Renew old acquaintances and get into the groove for the weekend!
Thursday is a half-day workshop in the morning (breakfast included), followed by small-group discussions throughout the afternoon. After lunch, there will be pool time and plenty of Camp Tea for everyone. We wrap around 5 pm and head to dinner on us!
Friday & Saturday are both full days of workshops. We'll have breakfast and lunch at the hotel, and in the evening we'll head out to do something fun, Dinner is on your own. In previous years, we've gone bar-hopping in up-and-coming Fremont East, experienced all The LINQ has to offer, and more.
Sunday is a half-day of workshops. We will offer breakfast, and usually lunch, at the hotel.
We are working on having a few Microsoft Engineers attend the event as well but that's still TBD at this point.
All alumni are expected to offer a ~1h presentation topic, which they will lead, via the alumni Slack team. You can give a talk, a demo, lead a discussion, or whatever. Use the #camp-event channel.
Is Camp Right for You?
Maybe is the best answer we can give. You need to be basically bipedal and have a steady pulse. You should also be working win a DevOps / Agile work environment, or you should be at least be championing to bring DevOps into the lives of your family and coworkers. You should enjoy eating, and you should be comfortable in small groups of other technoverts. Technology should be your career, not just your job, and you should have a burning desire not just to learn, but to help forward the state of the art when it comes to practicing DevOps in a cross-platform universe. You should not be entry-level, and you should at least recognize what "imposter syndrome" is, in case you have it, it’s fine if you do we will help you work through it. Your mantra should be, "I might be dumb, but I'm no dumber than anyone else here, although I might be differently dumb." Being smart is also totally cool.
We don't record "sessions" because there are no sessions. This is a working group - it's all conversations, loosely aligned to a rough topical schedule, some of which we make up on the fly. Many of our learnings are assembled and published on TheDevOpsCollective.org sometime after Camp concludes. We also don't live-stream. This is a working group of in-person colleagues.
What is included
Hotel rooms for the following dates as well as a light Breakfast and lunch each day
If you are local to Las Vegas we can offer a special price of $1000 for your ticket. Email admin[at]powershell.org and we can send you an invoice.