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Kafka Summit Austin 2020

August 24 & 25 | Austin, TX


Do you have a great Kafka story to share?

Submit your abstract

Speaking at Kafka Summit is a great way to connect with hundreds of your peers, become more involved in the Kafka community, and have a public platform for you to share your story of the future of streaming platform.

We are looking for your most interesting, most informative, most advanced, and most generally applicable talks on Apache Kafka® and the tools, technologies, and techniques in the Kafka ecosystem. Winning submissions will make it clear that you understand how to take your knowledge and experience and transfer it to Kafka Summit attendees. Discuss best practices or lessons learned, present business cases or a success story, and provide details to help attendees get under the hood of your Kafka implementation.

For example:

• A deep dive into a recent Kafka feature or a KIP under development
• Patterns you have developed while building event-driven systems
• Development techniques, libraries, and debugging techniques that have helped you build event-driven systems
• An experience report about the Kafka-based system you’ve built, including takeaways that the audience can put into practice right away
• Beginner-level introductions to Kafka, Connect, the Streams API, KSQL, and other ecosystem tools
• Specific explanations of how Kafka and stream processing enabled you to build a solution unique to your industry, and applicable to others with similar use cases

Submit fresh ideas, unique perspectives, and thought-provoking discussions that will give our attendees a good time and send them home better-informed and more capable than they came. So do your best to stand out by submitting relevant, engaging, creative, and entertaining proposals.

Key submission fields to prepare:

  • Previous speaking experience (100 words max)
  • Speaker bio (100 words max)
  • Session title
  • Abstract Summary (include Key Takeaways – 300 words max)

Speaking sessions are 40 minutes in length including time for Q&A. You must submit a separate entry for each topic.

What You’ll Get If You’re Selected:

  • Full conference pass
  • Exclusive swag only available to speakers
  • Recognition on the Kafka Summit Austin 2020 website, with your headshot and bio
  • Adoration of your peers

Important Dates:

Call for Papers opens: February 4, 2020

Call for Papers closes: April 12, 2020 – 23:59 PST

Notifications sent: May 13, 2020

Presentations due for initial review: July 27, 2020

Presentations due for final approval: August 17, 2020

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