SREcon17 Asia/Australia Call for Participation

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Important Dates

  • Proposal submission deadline: Monday, March 6, 2017, 23:59 UTC
  • Lightning talks proposal submission deadline: Friday, March 3, 2017 Monday, March 20, 2017, 23:59 UTC—Deadline extended!
  • Notification to lightning talks presenters: Friday, March 17, 2017 Monday, April 3, 2017—Deadline extended!
  • Notification to talks presenters: Monday, March 27, 2017

Conference Organizers

Overview

SREcon is a gathering of engineers who care deeply about site reliability, systems engineering, and working with complex distributed systems at scale. It strives to challenge both those new to the profession as well as those who have been involved in it for decades. The conference has a culture of critical thought, deep technical insights, continuous improvement, and innovation. SREcon17 Asia/Australia welcomes participants from organizations exploring the adoption of devops and SRE principles as well as those with longer traditions and experience.

SREcon attendees want to discuss robust solutions to system engineering problems, particularly in high-stakes environments. The best talks share a team's take on new idea. We also welcome SRE philosophy, leadership, hiring, and training.

Please join us in creating an excellent program for the inaugural SREcon Asia/Australia, which will be the seventh SREcon event globally. SREcon Americas has had over 400 attendees from over 100 companies, with backgrounds ranging from single-person startups through tech giants with tens of thousands of employees to finance and enterprise sector companies adopting SRE for the first time. We look forward to a wide range of diverse attendees for the first SREcon in this region.

Our first theme for SREcon Asia/Australia is taking stock and looking forward to the next several years of SRE in our region—where do we want to go from here, as a profession, as part of our organizations, and as individuals. We are especially interested in how to converge across the many diverse countries in our region, as an industry and community of practitioners. We look forward to coming together to share the common practices and principles that will benefit all of us in our region moving forward.

Proposals

We are looking for proposals in the following formats:

  • Talks:
    • 20-minute talks with 5 minutes for Q&A, and
    • 45-minute talks with 10 minutes for Q&A
  • Lightning talks:
    • 5 minute or
    • 10 minute talks
  • Panels: Moderator-led groups of 3–5 experts exploring different perspectives and responding to audience questions on a particular topic or theme

If you have a topic suggestion or request for a particular speaker you really would like to see at the conference, feel free to drop us a message at srecon17asia_chairs@usenix.org.

We will accept proposals through March 6, 2017, via the Web submission form. We'll evaluate those and get back to you by March 27, 2017. Accepted speakers will be required to confirm their plan to present along with their talk information by April 3, 2017.

Lightning talk proposals will be accepted through March 3, 2017 with notification for accepted talks two weeks later.

Because panels can be challenging to do well, the program committee will provide some additional oversight for any accepted panel sessions.

Suggested Topics

  • Successes and pitfalls on the road to SRE
  • Automation, monitoring, and deployment
  • Measuring and systematically fixing risk, including unknowns, technical debt, and burnout
  • Disaster recovery from disasters big and small
  • Cloud and SaaS migrations: when to outsource parts of your stack, and when/how to monitor and debug end to end
  • Extending SRE culture to networking, security, privacy, and other facets of technology
  • Culture/people
    • How to cultivate, recruit, and retain SREs
    • Catalyzing great SRE teams with a mixture of roles, e.g., TPM, tech writer, UX design, other
    • Languages and timezones
    • Any other topic under the DevOps, SRE, Production Engineering and Chaos Engineering umbrellas
  • Any other topic under the DevOps, SRE, Production Engineering and Chaos Engineering umbrellas