Call for Presentations

Berlin 2019

October 7
Training
October 8-9
Conference

Do you have an awesome idea to share?

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Flink Forward Berlin is the only conference dedicated to Apache Flink, data stream processing, and real-time analytics.

The conference gathers an international audience of CTOs/CIOs, developers, data architects, data scientists, Apache Flink core committers, and the stream processing community, to share experiences, exchange ideas and knowledge, and receive hands-on training sessions led by Flink experts.

If you have an inspiring story, real-world application, use case, best practice, or compelling vision of the future for Flink, we encourage you to present it to a highly skilled and enthusiastic community. The topics below are guidelines and suggestions we would love to hear your creative ideas at Flink Forward.

The deadline for submissions closed May 31, 2019, 11:59 p.m. CEST.

Topics

Use Case

Use Case

Operations

Operations

Technology Deep Dive

Technology Deep Dive

Ecosystem

Ecosystem

Research

Research

I’m not quite sure

I’m not quite sure

Use Case

Stateful stream processing enables users to solve problems that were once considered impossible. “Use Case” sessions should describe end-to-end Apache Flink applications in business or academia, defining the motivation behind the application and sharing detail on the solution.

Bonus points for presentations that are able to quantify the positive impact that an application had on an organization.

Use Case

Operations

Expressing complex business logic in Apache Flink is one thing. Running a stateful stream processing application around the clock is another.

These sessions should provide first-hand insight into operations and best practices for Apache Flink. Sessions detailing both lessons learned the hard way and elegant solutions to unique operational challenges are encouraged.

Operations

Technology Deep Dive

Apache Flink provides simple abstractions for many of the most difficult concepts in stream processing, but let’s face it: sometimes it’s necessary (and just plain fun) to understand what’s happening under the hood.

“Technology Deep-dive” sessions should provide unique insights into Flink internals, sharing not only how a given feature works, but also why it was designed the way it was.

Technology Deep Dive

Ecosystem

Apache Flink applications integrate with a number of other systems, included but not limited to:

  • Deployment and resource management frameworks (e.g. DC/OS, Kubernetes, YARN)
  • Message queues (e.g. Apache Kafka, Amazon Kinesis, Pravega)
  • Databases (e.g. Apache Cassandra, Redis)
  • Durable storage (e.g. HDFS, S3)
  • Logging and Metrics (e.g. ELK stack)
Ecosystem

Research

Apache Flink has its roots in the database systems and distributed systems research communities. Being an open source project makes Flink accessible to researchers around the world. Are you using Flink within academia? We’d love to hear about your project in Flink Forward’s brand new ‘Research’ track!

Research

Community

Do you have a feature proposal that you'd like to present and gather feedback for?
Would you like to discuss how to improve processes in the Flink community?
The community track is a flexible and interactive forum to propose ideas, discuss with the audience, and collect feedback.

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  • Complimentary pass for the training and conference days
  • Travel expenses are covered by the Flink Forward team on request*
  • Webinars with Q&A forum, about the venue, program and best practices for speakers
  • A space at the Speaker & Sponsor dinner on Monday, October 7
  • Access to speaker lounge area (including workspace and refreshments)
  • Opportunity to pre-book private meeting space
  • A professionally produced video of your presentation 
  • Expand your network and raise your profile in the Apache Flink community
  • Your name, title, company, and bio featured on the Flink Forward Berlin 2019 website
  • Your session will be promoted on social media and community outreach

*If your company cannot cover your travel costs, please reach out to us via speakers@flink-forward.org and we'll be happy to help you. 

  • Proposed speaker(s)
  • Session title
  • Abstract of the presentation
  • Suggested topic
  • Duration of Talk (20 mins or 40 mins); presentation times should also include time for Q&A
  • Experience level that your audience needs (beginner, intermediate, advanced)
  • Call for Presentations closes on May 17, 2019
  • All proposers notified by mid-June 2019
  • Early Bird registration is open until July 15, 2019

All participants, including speakers, must follow our Code of Conduct, the core of which is this: a Flink Forwardconference should be a safe and productive environment for everyone. Please be sure that your presentation, including all supporting materials and informal commentary, is welcoming and respectful to all participants, regardless of race, gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, national origin, ethnicity, religion, or political affiliation.

Tips For Submitting A Successful Proposal

We’ve prepared some tips for those of you who don’t feel comfortable handing in a paper yet, but feel ready to start sharing your knowledge and experience. Please keep in mind that all speakers must adhere to our Code of Conduct. Please be sure that your presentation, including all supporting materials, is respectful to all participants, regardless of race, gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, national origin, ethnicity, religion, or political affiliation.

  • Pick a catchy but solid title
  • All presentations must be noncommercial. Product-related submissions will not be considered
  • Know your audience. Include keywords that attract the right people and are in line with the main subjects of the conference
  • Avoid beginning your session description with the phrase, “In this talk I’ll…”. Instead use an initial sentence that connects directly with the paper’s title. A rhetorical question, or an interesting industry data point is also a good way to start your abstract
  • Be thorough and provide enough information to be able to judge your entry, but don’t be too detailed. Keep your abstract short and concise
  • Tell us one “story” that is part of the larger picture, so the readers know in which direction you’ll be heading
  • Pick a topic that excites you and that you care about: your enthusiasm will also inspire the audience
  • Choose a relevant and original subject. Participants want to see new presentations on innovative applications, actual use cases and best practices
  • Ask a colleague if the topic sounds like something they’d want to see at a conference
  • Does your presentation have the participation of a woman, person of color, or member of another group often underrepresented at tech conferences? Diversity is one of the factors we seriously consider when reviewing proposals as we seek to broaden our speaker roster.