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 is 11:59 p.m. CET June 11, 2018CFP is now closed
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.
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.
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.
Apache Flink applications integrate with a number of other systems, included but not limited to:
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!
Have a great idea for a presentation but not sure which track is the best fit? We’d love to hear from you! Moreover, we explicitly encourage and embrace talks that are less tech focused, but focused on community and social aspects. For example how to build, organize, and educate teams, transform companies, etc.
We’ll gladly review your presentation proposal, and we’ll let you know if the program committee has any questions along the way.
To give you an idea of what we are looking for, here are just a few examples of selected presentations that were given at previous Flink Forwards:
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.
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.