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cdCon 2021 – Call for Papers

By January 21, 2021November 1st, 2023Blog, Staff

The second cdCon will take place June 23–24, 2021. Join Continuous Delivery leaders, industry icons, practitioners, and open source developers for a two-day virtual experience as we improve the world’s capacity to deliver software with security and speed. Be part of the conversation driving the future of software delivery for technology teams, enterprise leadership and open source communities. The call for papers is now open and we welcome your submissions on your work or innovations in the continuous delivery ecosystem. 

“After last year’s successful event, we’re looking forward to a bigger & better cdCon 2021 which brings the ecosystem together. It’s a pretty exciting time to be in continuous delivery and we want everyone to get involved and make it better – submit a talk and register today” says Tracy Miranda, Executive Director of the

Submission Deadlines

Early-Bird Deadline: Friday, February 19 by 11:59 PM PST
Final Deadline: Friday, March 5 at 11:59 PM PST


Here are the suggested tracks:

  • Continuous Delivery Ecosystem – This track spans the entire Continuous Delivery ecosystem, from workflow orchestration, configuration management, testing, security, release automation, deployment strategies, developer experience, and more.GitOps & Cloud Native CD
  • Advanced Delivery Techniques – For talks on the very cutting edge of continuous delivery and emerging technology, for example, progressive delivery, observability, and MLOps.
  • GitOps & Cloud-Native CD – Submit to this track for talks related to continuous delivery involving containers, Kubernetes, and cloud*native technologies. This includes GitOps, cloud-native CD pipelines, chatops, best practices, etc.
  • Continuous Delivery in Action – This track is for showcasing real-world continuous delivery addressing challenges in specific domains e.g. fintech, embedded, healthcare, retail, etc. Talks may cover topics such as governance, compliance, security, etc.
  • Leadership Track – Talks for leaders and decision-makers on topics such as measuring DevOps, build vs buy, scaling, culture, security, FinOps, and developer productivity.
  • Community Track – There is more to open source than code contributions. This track covers topics such as growing open source project communities, diversity & inclusion, measuring community health, project roadmaps, and any other topic around sustaining open source and open source communities.

Project Focus

You can also propose a talk revolving around a project:

  • Jenkins
  • Jenkins X
  • Ortelius
  • Spinnaker
  • Screwdriver
  • Tekton
  • Other – e.g. Keptn, Flagger, Argo, Flux

We look forward to reading your proposal!