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September 02-03, 2021
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DevConf.US 2021 Remains Virtual!

While we are disappointed that we won’t be able to see you all in person again, we are glad to be back as a virtual event. There will be many opportunities to share and connect with the open source community. Check out the schedule and mark your calendars!

About DevConf

DevConf.US 2021 is the 4th annual, free, Red Hat sponsored technology conference for community project and professional contributors to Free and Open Source technologies coming to a web browser near you!

There is no admission or ticket charge for DevConf.US events. However, you are required to complete a free registration. Recordings from DevConf.US 2021 can be found here! Talks, presentations and workshops will all be in English.

We encourage students and new graduates as well as professionals to attend DevConf.US. We also have attendee coaching available for people who are new to attending conferences! Please choose to either be a new attendee coach or apprentice when you register for the conference.

We are committed to fostering an open and welcoming environment at our conference. We set expectations for inclusive behavior through our code of conduct and media policies, and are prepared to enforce these.

  • Application Development with Serverless & Containerization

    Application Development has gone through a number of changes in recent years with sophisticated tools, remote development environments, AI support, etc. Not to mention new deployment methods like serverless/functions, containers, and cloud-native. We are hoping to gather session submissions addressing experience with these changes. We are also happy to see sessions that focus on how to be more efficient and the new cool stuff available to do your application development with.

    Operating at Scale

    The operations of modern cloud computing including physical bare metal machines, VMs, containers. Cloud, and clusters. podman, CRI-O, Docker/Moby, Kubernetes, Skopeo. Hybrid cloud and other buzzwords - your cloud and apps-at-scale topics go here.

  • Ensuring Software Quality

    All aspects of Quality including the documentation and development that goes into the QE/QA components, such as automated testing, CI/CD, and traditional testing.

    Security, Privacy & Data Governance

    With all the work being done with Machine Learning and in the public cloud, privacy and managing data are becoming huge concerns. What techniques are available to keep our data secure and private? What attacks should we be watching out for?

  • Open Source & Process

    How to Open Source, and what software development is like in the Open Source world.

    Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

    Development tools for data engineering and data science, model development and deployment, interesting models to solve problems. We also want to hear about other AI hot buttons like AI Dev Support, AIOps, etc.

  • Systems Engineering & Hardware

    All the low-level work happening in Linux as well as interesting hardware challenges and solutions.

    User Experience in Open Source

    UX in the Open Source world, with a focus on implementing user experience design processes. We know UX is different when everything is done in public, tell us how and what to do about it.

  • Evolving Technology

    Highlighting emerging technology and academic research. In other words, 'All your awesome and crazy ideas -- backed up by science!'

Important Dates
Feb 19, 2021
CfP Opens
June 28, 2021
CfP Closes
August 6, 2021
Schedule Published & Registration Opens
August 23, 2021
Video Recordings Due
September 2, 2021
Conference Day 1
September 3, 2021
Conference Day 2

May 21, 2021 We have published a CfP help guide to help you write an awesome proposal!

May 25, 2021 Join our Discord server. Reach out to us in the #cfp-help channel for any help with proposals.

August 10, 2021 Submit a Boston tour video!

Boston Video Tour!

Want to share what you love about the Boston area? Submit a video tour today and we will showcase it during the conference. Checkout the guidelines on this below!

Video Guidelines!
How to participate?

Check out the link below to find out more about DevConf.US!