Our theme this year is "no one left behind" this year. One idea we had for the logo is a train (like the roaring camp or caltrain) with a T-Rex conductor, container with brontosaurus, and some unicorns, ponies, velociraptors as passengers on the train. on the wheels of the train, the devopsdays gears.
Additional background information:
Dinosaurs in the tech industry are considered to be old slow enterprises that can't respond quickly to change and that will go extinct.
Unicorns in the tech industry are the special web only companies like Etsy and Netflix that were able to adopt devops.
Horses are one of the themes folks use in the tech industry to represent companies that are working hard but that aren't 'special'.
The meaning behind the theme of the dinosaurs (and unicorn) on the train is that with devops we don't leave anyone behind. That it's cool to be a dinosaur, a unicorn, or a pony. Understanding the culture changes and tools can help you speed up (the train).
It's ok if your logo idea doesn't incorporate dinosaurs or trains, but it needs to incorporate the idea that "no one left behind". That devops is for all parts of a company, and for all companies.
Please note: do not do a brain logo or gears alone directly. It is too close to the original logo that is not specific for our event. There are many devopsdays events, and we need to differentiate our event from any of the others. I attached the gears as a something that could be used to connect between logos, but shouldn't be something that is used alone.
DevOpsDays are events that are locally run in each location by different sets of organizers to give people space to learn about devops. This event is specifically for the devopsdays based out of Silicon Valley (Event website: http://www.devopsdays.org/events/20…onvalley/) that covers from Gilroy to Marin County to Elk Grove
Contest from last year and winner:
2 years ago: http://99designs.com/t-shirt-design…ops-381110
1 year ago: https://99designs.com/logo-design/c…25/entries
We're holding the event in Mountain View at the Computer History Museum again.