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Scylla Summit 2017: Calling All Speakers!

call for speakers

Do you have a great NoSQL story to share?

Scylla Summit 2017 is coming to San Francisco on October 24-25, and the Call for Speakers is now open. The program will cover the NoSQL ecosystem, customer success stories, product demonstrations, training sessions, integrations with enterprise applications, the latest news about Scylla, and much more.

Everyone has a story on their journey to find the best database solution for their business needs. What is YOUR story? Are you a developer, engineer, designer, or product manager leveraging NoSQL technologies in your organization’s next product or service? Or are you an executive, entrepreneur, or innovator faced with making difficult strategic decisions to navigate the impact of NoSQL databases in your organization? If so, come share your experience with us on stage to help build community and your own profile within it.

We’re looking for compelling case studies, technical sessions, technical and organizational best practices, and more. See below for a list of suggested topics, but feel free to recommend others that you are interested in. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 pm PDT on Friday, August 25th, 2017.

If you do not feel like speaking and still want to attend the Summit, please register here.


Database usage

  • Using Scylla? The public wants to know how.
  • Any story or design about a specific deployment, value delivered, latency improvements, and reduced costs is interesting.
  • Do you have stories from the trenches about MySQL/Mongo/Cassandra, or Scylla?
  • Using Go, Scala, or Java and have things to show off?

Database migration

  • Let the community know how you migrated from another database solution such as Cassandra, Mongo, or MySQL to Scylla. Share how you automate migrations to Scylla – lessons learned including what went wrong!

Big Data ecosystem

  • Share your stack, code, and how you’ve made a difference with Spark, Graph, Search, and Kafka. Share fantastic challenges and how you solved them.
  • Running a time series database on top of Scylla/Cassandra? Counting tweets with an interesting SMACK-like combo?

Core NoSQL database development

  • Did you develop an interesting database enhancement? A new SSTable file format? Improvements to the gossip protocol? Yet another compaction strategy?

Evaluation and tests

  • Running lots of interesting QA tests? Have a chaos monkey? If so, join our zoo!         
  • Performance tests and any other form are this year’s MVPs.

Required information

You’ll be asked to include the following information for your proposal:

  • Proposed title
  • Description of the presentation
  • Suggested main topic
  • Audience information
    • What type of audience is this presentation for?
    • What will the audience be able to take away?
    • What prerequisite knowledge does the audience need?

Length of the presentation (30-45 minutes recommended)

8 tips for submitting a successful proposal

Help us understand why your presentation is the right one for Scylla Summit 2017. Please keep in mind that this event is by and for professionals. All presentations and supporting materials must be respectful and inclusive.

  1. Be authentic. Your peers need original ideas in real-world scenarios, relevant examples, and knowledge transfer.
  2. Give your proposal a simple and straightforward title.
  3. Include as much detail about the presentation as possible.
  4. If you are proposing a panel, tell us who else would be on it.
  5. Keep proposals free of marketing and sales.
  6. If you are not the speaker, provide the contact information of the person you’re suggesting. We tend to ignore proposals submitted by PR agencies and require that we can reach the suggested participant directly. Improve the proposal’s chances of being accepted by working closely with the presenter(s) to write a jargon-free proposal that contains clear value for attendees.
  7. Limit the scope: in 30 minutes, you won’t be able to cover everything. Instead, pick a useful aspect, or a particular technique, or walk through a simple program.
  8. Explain why people will want to attend and what they’ll take away from it.

When you are ready to submit your proposal, please fill out our proposal form.

Looking forward to seeing you at Scylla Summit 2017 in San Francisco! Save the date: October 24-25. Registration is now open.