Monday, 3 October 2022

IT/Dev Connections 2017

06 Feb 2017

IT/Dev Connections 2017,I know many of you have been waiting for this to go live, so today I’m happy to announce that the Call for Content for IT/Dev Connections 2017 is now officially open!

We gave our 2016 speakers early access to submit last week and today we’re opening up the submission capability to everyone.

  1. Go to the following link: Speakers, welcome to IT/Dev Connections 2017
  2. Read through the requirements. <– IMPORTANT!!
  3. Page down until you see the “Submit a New Proposal” button.

Requirements: The requirements for proposals are extremely important as IT/Dev Connections is not your normal conference. IT/Dev Connections is one of the deepest technical and community driven events available, ensuring ultimate value for all attendees. It’s not a fluff piece by any means. It’s absolutely the best training opportunity available all year. So, make sure when submitting your proposals, you strictly follow these guidelines to ensure your ideas get immediate traction from our Track Chairs.

Deadlines: The Call for Content period will last from January 23, 2017 to February 17, 2017 – so while it seems you have a bit of time to concoct your most perfect session ideas yet, time can slip away quickly. Don’t miss the window!

TIP: Submit as many ideas as you can muster! The more ideas you submit, the easier it is for our Track Chairs to identify topics that might be missing from the conference story. We may even ask you to combine topics into a single session. We require our speakers to deliver at least two sessions during the week, but you might be asked to deliver more than that.

We look forward to working with you this year and we are positive that your contributions will ensure IT/Dev Connections is better than ever in 2017!

IT/Dev Connections 2017 runs from October 23-26, 2017 in San Francisco.


5 Technical Tracks and 1 Sponsor Track with Great Content from Industry Experts and Solutions Providers.

The IT/Dev Connections teams work hard in the background to bring a seamless and valuable experience each year so all you have to do is show-up.

One of those teams is responsible for the content. Called Track Chairs, these individuals sift through the submitted session proposals to hand-select just the right content and just the right speakers. There’s no question that the content provided at IT/Dev Connections is just right. Our content provides deep technical education without even a hint of marketing or keynote fluff. Developing great and valuable content like we have each year for IT/Dev Connections takes a lot of work, but the effort gets a lot easier when we have the right people on the content team.

IT/Dev Connections 2017 Track Descriptions

Technical Tracks

Cloud & Data Center – The Cloud & Data Center track provides coverage for the various vendor cloud solutions including AWS, Azure, Google, and others. The content provided in this track will give you a firm grip on delivering hybrid, private, and public cloud services to your organization as well as how to manage cross-platform clouds through automation and scripting.

Data Platform & Business Intelligence – The hottest but most misunderstood topics these days include Big data, Machine Learning, Bots, Artificial Intelligence, and others. This track delivers a wealth of deep-technical knowledge designed to allow database administrators and data scientists to deliver on the latest technologies for strategy, awareness, customer service, and business value.

Enterprise Collaboration – Office 365 and related services (Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, Skype for Business, etc.) are in high demand in many organizations. This track delivers the specifics for successfully implementing, managing, and servicing these business-critical, hybrid cloud services throughout the company to ensure continuity and an optimum user experience.

Enterprise Management, Mobility, & Security – Most IT Pros are still tasked with implementing, managing, and monitoring on-premises assets while also developing and implementing strategy and deploying services to enable hybrid cloud workloads. This track delivers deep technical knowledge for improving current service levels for management, mobility, and security while also offering real-world knowledge for successful strategy development.

Development & DevOps – The Development and DevOps track is designed to deliver the best training for the developer’s in attendance. Our expert speakers deliver the most current developer technologies through demos and real-world code examples. DevOps-minded attendees appreciate this track because it allows distinct opportunities for cross-training to ensure an agile and adaptive workplace with a primary focus on development.

Sponsor Track

Solutions – The Solutions track showcases our sponsors’ offerings through interactive, solutions-based sessions. Not your normal board-room sales pitch, our sponsors understand your woes and deliver deep-dive content to show how their solutions can solve your toughest problems quickly and efficiently. In these educational sessions, expect to get the same deep-dives as our technical tracks, but with an additional focus on how to utilize existing suites of solutions and products to solve problems.

Community Track

Community – The Community track allows attendees to formally schedule time to interact with peers for various like-minded topics that are still critical to technical education. This track includes panels, Q&A sessions, Birds of a Feather sessions, and more.

Professional – This is the first year for our Professional track. Born out of attendee requests and recommendations, this abbreviated track delivers information about how to improve profession status through tips, tricks, and learning how to speak to business leaders.


General Event Schedule

SUNDAY, October 22
2:00pm-6:00pm Registration Hours
MONDAY, October 23
7:00am-7:00pm Registration Hours
7:00am-8:00am Continental Breakfast
8:00am-12:00pm Pre-Conference Workshops
12:00am-1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm-4:00pm Pre-Conference Workshops, Continued
1:00pm-5:00pm Sponsor Tabletop Setup
6:00pm-9:00pm Kick-off Community Event/Welcome Reception
TUESDAY, October 24
7:00am-5:30pm Registration Hours
7:00am-8:00am Continental Breakfast
8:00am-9:00am Sessions
9:15am-10:30am Sessions
10:30am-11:00am Networking Break
11:00am-12:15pm Sessions
12:15pm-1:15pm Lunch
1:15pm-2:30pm Sessions
2:30pm-3:00pm Networking Break
3:00pm-4:15pm Sessions
4:30pm-6:00pm Meet the Speakers Community Event
4:30pm-5:30pm Birds of a Feather Sessions
WEDNESDAY, October 25
7:00am-5:00pm Registration Hours
7:00am-8:00am Continental Breakfast
8:00am-9:00am Birds of a Feather Sessions
8:00am-9:00am Panel: Mid-life Crisis of the IT Pro
9:00am-9:15am Networking Break
9:15am-10:30am Sessions
10:30am-11:00am Networking Break
11:00am-12:15pm Sessions
12:15pm-1:15pm Lunch
12:15pm-1:15pm Women in Technology Luncheon
1:15pm-2:30pm Sessions
2:30pm-3:00pm Networking Break
3:00pm-4:15pm Sessions
6:00pm-9:00pm VIP Reception
THURSDAY, October 26
7:30am-3:30pm Registration Hours
7:30am-8:30am Continental Breakfast
8:30am-9:45am Sessions
9:45am-10:15am Networking Break
10:15am-11:30am Sessions
11:30am-12:30pm Lunch
12:30pm-1:30pm Birds of a Feather Sessions
12:30pm-1:45pm Sessions
1:45pm-2:15pm Networking Break, Raffle
2:15pm-3:30pm Sessions
3:30 PM Tabletop Breakdown begins