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ScyllaDB Summit 2019 Call for Speakers

ScyllaDB Summit 2019 Call for Speakers

Got a Real-Time Big Data Story to Share?

ScyllaDB Summit 2019 is coming to San Francisco this November 5-6. Our sessions will cover real-world ScyllaDB use cases, roadmap plans, technical product demonstrations, integrations with NoSQL and other Big Data ecosystem components, training sessions, the latest ScyllaDB news, and much more.

Everyone has a story about their journey to find the best database solution for their specific use case. What’s yours? Are you a developer, architect, designer, or product manager leveraging the close-to-the-hardware design of ScyllaDB or Seastar? Are you an executive, entrepreneur, or innovator faced with navigating the impact of NoSQL databases on your organization? If so, come and share your experiences to help build community and your own profile within it.

Best of all, speakers receive complimentary admission to both the 2-day summit and the pre-summit training!

What Our Attendees Most Want to Hear

Our user and customer talks are the key aspect of ScyllaDB Summit! We’re looking for compelling case studies, technical sessions, technical and organizational best practices, and more. See below for a list of suggested topics, and feel free to recommend others. The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 28th, 2019.

Real-world Use Cases

Everything from design and architectural considerations to POCs, to production deployment and operational lessons learned, including…

  • Practical examples for vertical markets — Ad Tech, FinTech, fraud detection, customer/user data, e-commerce, media/multimedia, social, B2B or B2C apps, IoT, and more.
  • Migrations — How did you get from where you were in the past to where you are today? What were the limitations of other systems you needed to overcome? How did ScyllaDB address those issues?
  • Hard numbers — Clusters, nodes, CPUs, RAM and disk, data size, growth, OPS, throughput, latencies, benchmark and stress test results (think graphs, charts and tables)
  • War stories — What were the hardest Big Data challenges you faced? How did you solve them? What lessons can you pass along?

Tips & Tricks

From getting started to performance optimization to disaster management, tell us your devops secrets, or unleash your chaos monkey!

  • Computer languages and dev environments — What are your favorite languages and tools? Are you a Pythonista? Doing something interesting in Golang or Rust?
  • Is this Open Source? — Got a Github repo to share? Our attendees would love to walk your code.
  • Integrations into Big Data ecosystem — Share your stack! Kafka, Spark, other SQL and NoSQL systems; time series, graph, in-memory integrations (think “block diagrams”).
  • Seastar — The Seastar infrastructure, which is the heart of our ScyllaDB database, can be used for other projects as well. What sort of systems architecture challenges are you tackling with Seastar?

Event Details and Call for Speakers Schedule

  • Dates: Tuesday-Wednesday, November 5-6, 2019 (Pre-Summit Training Day on November 4)
  • Location: Parc 55 Hotel, 55 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco, CA
  • Speaker Submission Deadline: Friday, June 28th, 2019, 5:00 PM
  • Speakers receive complimentary admission to the 2-day summit and 1-day pre-summit training (on Monday, November 4, 2019)
  • Code of Conduct

Required Information

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

  • Proposed title
  • Description
  • Suggested main topic
  • Audience information
  • Who is this presentation for?
  • What will the audience take away?
  • What prerequisite knowledge would they need?
  • Videos or live demos included in presentation?
  • Length of the presentation (30-45 minutes recommended)

Eight Tips for a Successful Speaker Proposal

Help us understand why your presentation is the right one for ScyllaDB Summit 2019. Please keep in mind this event is made by and for deeply technical professionals. All presentations and supporting materials must be respectful and inclusive.

  1. Be authentic — Your peers need original ideas with real-world scenarios, relevant examples, and knowledge transfer
  2. Be catchy — Give your proposal a simple and straightforward but catchy title
  3. Be interesting — Make sure the subject will be of interest to others; explain why people will want to attend and what they’ll take away from it
  4. Be complete — Include as much detail about the presentation as possible
  5. Don’t be “pitchy” — Keep proposals free of marketing and sales. We tend to ignore proposals submitted by PR agencies and require that we can reach the suggested participant directly.
  6. Be understandable — While you can certainly cite industry terms, try to write a jargon-free proposal that contains clear value for attendees
  7. Be deliverable — Sessions have a fixed length, and you will not be able to cover everything. The best sessions are concise and focused. Overviews aren’t great in this format; the narrower your topic is, the deeper you can dive into it, giving the audience more to take home
  8. Be cautious — Live demos sometimes don’t go as planned, so we don’t recommend them


Super Early Bird Registration for ScyllaDB Summit 2019 is open!

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About Peter Corless

Peter Corless is the Director of Technical Advocacy at ScyllaDB. He listens to users’ stories and discovers wisdom in each to share with other practitioners in the industry at large, whether through blogs or in technical presentations. He occasionally hosts live industry events from webinars to online conferences.