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Kafka Summit NYC 2019

Streaming platforms at massive scale.

April 2, 2019 | New York City


Do you have a great Kafka story to share?

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’re seeking technical sessions that offer actionable expertise that deepens the practical knowledge of our attendees—without the sales or marketing pitch. 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.

Looking for input on your abstract topic or how to craft a strong submission? Join the #summit-office-hours channel in our Slack community at one of these two times:
• December 11, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. PST
• December 17, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. GMT


Core Kafka

Want to dive deep into Kafka’s internals, or just get a refresher on the basics of the platform? The Core Platform track focuses on the present and future of Kafka as a distributed messaging system. As the platform matures, you have to keep your eye on the leading edge and the fundamentals alike. This track is here to help.

Stream Processing

Talks in this track cover APIs, frameworks, tools, and techniques in the Kafka ecosystem used to perform real-time computations over streaming data. If you’ve building an event-driven system—whether on KSQL or Kafka Streams or something else—you need the experience shared in this track.

Event-Driven Development

Streaming applications are unlike the systems we have built before and we’re all learning this new style of development. Event-driven thinking requires deep changes to the request/response paradigm that has informed application architectures for decades, and a new approach to state as well. In this track, practitioners will share their own experiences and architectures they have employed to build streaming applications and bring event-driven thinking to the forefront of every developer’s mind.

Use Cases

Stream processing and event-driven development is being applied to use cases across every industry you can imagine.  In the Use Cases track, we’ll share stories of actual streaming platform implementations from a variety of verticals. Talks in this track will define the business problems faced by each organization, tell the story of what part streaming played in the solution, and reveal the outcomes realized as a result.

We’re looking for 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.

Sessions are 40 minutes in length including time for Q&A. You must submit a separate entry for each topic, with a maximum of two entries per person.

What You’ll Get If You’re Selected:

  • Full conference pass
  • Exclusive swag only available to speakers
  • Recognition on the Kafka Summit 2019 website, with your headshot and bio
  • Adoration of your peers

Important Dates:

Call for Papers opens:  November 19, 2018

Call for Papers closes:  December 20, 2018

Notifications sent:  January 14, 2019

Presentations due for initial review: March 5, 2019

Presentations due for final approval:  March 26, 2019

Program Committee

Becket Qin, Alibaba
Ben Lorica, O’Reilly Media
Ben Stopford, Confluent
Helena Edelson
Joy Gao, WePay
Jun Rao, Confluent
Lena Hall, Microsoft
Michael Noll, Confluent
Neha Narkhede, Confluent
Rajini Sivaram, Confluent
Sam Newman
Stéphane Maarek, DataCumulus
Tim Berglund, Confluent
Todd Palino, LinkedIn

Submit your abstract here!


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