Deserted Island Sessions

This page has all the information you’ll need about Deserted Island Sessions, a variety of fun and educational shows that you can catch this summer!


Distributed Tracing In Practice Author Panel
6/29 - 12:00 PM PT / 3:00 PM ET

Join the authors of Distributed Tracing in Practice (Austin Parker, Daniel Spoonhower, Jonathan Mace, and Rebecca Isaacs) for an hour-long discussion about the book! Attendees will have a chance to win a free copy!

7/31 - 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT

Can four DevOps pros figure out how to sail a (virtual) ship in the pursuit of fame, glory, and treasure? We'll see!

Summer Send-Off
8/28 - 12 PM ET / 9 AM PT

We're wrapping up the summer with four more talks from the deserted island! Join Shelby Spees, Rich Burroughs, Fred Hebert, and the creator of Simpsons Against DevOps for one last round of great talks, streamed live on!


Ready to come back to the island?


Deserted Island Sessions is a continuation of what we started at Deserted Island DevOps earlier this year. Once again, it’ll be a free event, streamed live on, but in a more “bite sized” format. Rather than a full-day event, we’re shooting for multiple, smaller streams of at most a few hours. Each session will cover a particular topic – everything from CI/CD, to Observability, to Kubernetes, Security, and much more.


As before, this event will be entirely free to attend, and live streamed on Twitch. If you’d like to stay in touch and get the latest updates, please register for our newsletter and join our Discord server.

Call for Speakers

Would you like to be a part of Deserted Island Sessions? Got something to say? We’d love to have you! Please email with your proposal and we’ll talk!


We’re going to be exploring some new options for sponsorship this time around! If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, please drop us a line for more information.