FAQ

What is Flink Forward?

Flink Forward is the premier conference for Apache Flink® that brings together CTOs/CIOs, developers, data architects, data scientists, Apache Flink core committers and the open source stream processing community.

At Flink Forward, participants have the opportunity to hear from experts who have built scalable streaming infrastructure and enterprise-grade applications, view live demos and attend in-depth technical talks on the internals of stream processing technologies. Participants learn how global companies like Alibaba, Cisco, Google, IBM, ING and Netflix use Flink as the stream processing engine of choice for large-scale stateful applications, including real-time analytics, real- time search and content ranking, fraud/anomaly/threat detection.

What is included in a Flink Forward San Francisco 2018 registration?

Access to keynotes, breakout sessions, expo area, breakfast, lunch, snacks, free Wi-Fi and Flink Fest on April 10, 2018.

Can I return a Flink Forward ticket?

Attendees can receive refunds up to 7 days before the event start date.

I am a contributor/committer at Apache Flink. Do I get a discount on tickets?

Contributors and committers will receive a discount on Early Bird and Standard Tickets for the conference day on April 10..
Please contact hello [at] flink-forward [dot] org for more information.

I am vegetarian/vegan/have a food allergy/on a special diet, where can I find the menu to check if the food served suits my diet?

There will be vegetarian food available. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions when you register for the event online and fill out the order form correctly.

I’ll be taking part in the Call for Presentations. Do I have to register?

As an accepted speaker you get a free admission for the training on April 9 and the conference day on April 10.

Will I receive remuneration for my accepted talk?

No, unfortunately not.

Will you cover my travel and accommodation costs?

No, unfortunately not.

When is the deadline for submissions for the Call for Presentations?

The Call for Presentations ends on December 17, 2017. Proposals submitted after this date or which reach us through other channels cannot be accepted.

How long is my session going to be?

We have 20 and 40 minute slots. You can let us know your preference in your proposal.

When does the content of my session need to be ready?

It is sufficient if your session is finalized on the day of your talk. We do not need your finished presentation beforehand. However, your submitted abstract will be published online in order to give visitors an idea of the expected content of your session and promote your talk.

Can I, as a representative of a company, take part in the Call for Presentations?

Of course you can. We do not, however, accept product presentations or marketing pitches. If your company is interested in a sponsoring package, please contact us by the following mail address: partners [at] flink-forward [dot] org

Do you have further questions that haven’t already been answered in the FAQs?

Don’t hesitate and get in touch: hello [at] flink-forward [dot] org