The Apache Flink® Conference
Stream Processing | Event Driven | Real Time
San Francisco April 9–10, 2018
Flink Forward San Francisco is the leading 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 open source stream processing community to share experiences, transfer knowledge and receive hands-on training sessions led by true experts.
If you have an inspiring story, real-world application, use case, best practice, or compelling vision of the Flink future you can present it to a highly-skilled and enthusiastic community. The topics below are guidelines and suggestions—but we love to hear your creative idea at Flink Forward. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. PT December 17, 2017. Submit your talk here.
Stateful stream processing enables users to solve problems that were once considered impossible. “Use Cases” 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.
Managing Continuous Applications
Expressing complex business logic in Apache Flink is one thing. Running a stateful stream processing application around the clock is another.
“Managing Continuous Applications” sessions should provide first-hand insight into operations 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:
“Ecosystem” sessions should describe Flink’s role within the broader space, providing insight on how to get the most out of Flink in conjunction with complementary products.
None of the above
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:
You’ll be asked to include the following information for your proposal:
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 actually would like to go out with their knowledge and experience. So please find some additional tips to get you writing. 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.
Code of Conduct
All participants, including speakers, must follow our Code of Conduct, the core of which is this: a Flink Forward conference 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.