Submit Your Proposal for Scylla Summit 2018
SCYLLA SUMMIT 2018 is coming to the San Francisco Bay Area on November 6-7!

GOT A REAL-TIME BIG DATA STORY TO SHARE?
Our sessions will cover real-world Scylla use cases, roadmap plans, technical product demonstrations, integrations with the NoSQL ecosystem, training sessions, the latest Scylla news, and much more.

EVENT DETAILS & CALL FOR SPEAKERS SCHEDULE
Dates: November 6-7, 2018
Location: Pullman San Francisco Bay Hotel, Redwood City, CA
Submissions Deadline: August 17, 2018
Acceptance Notifications Sent: August 31, 2018

Speakers receive complimentary admission to the 2-day summit and 1-day pre-summit training

SUGGESTED TOPICS
1. Scylla Use Cases
- Innovative Scylla use cases are fascinating to our audience, especially if you can speak to the value your company gained from your Scylla deployment, impressive throughput, latency improvements, scale, reduced costs and the like.
- Vertical, horizontal, and diagonal use case showcases: FinTech, AdTech, IoT, Cyber, Recommendation Engines, etc
- Database Migrations - share with our community how you migrated from another database solution (Cassandra, Mongo, MySQL, etc.) to Scylla - whether it's a repeatable process or an edge case, these presentations are always popular with our audience.

2. Big Data Ecosystem and Scylla/Cassandra
- 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? Hack gocql or even develop the new Seastar based C++ driver? Akka fan? Share your story and contributions!
- Containers, Kubernetes and Helm Charts, Prometheus monitoring and additional production tooling

3. Seastar and Scylla Development
- Have you developed an interesting database enhancement? New gossip suggestions? Another compaction strategy?
- Scylla on new, emerging hardware platforms?
- Seastar-based developments - DPDK and TCP/IP stacks, Java/legacy rewrites, etc.

4. Evals and Tests
- Running interesting QA tests? Have a chaos monkey? If so, join our zoo!
- Performance tests are always interesting to our technical audience.

8 TIPS FOR SUBMITTING A SUCCESSFUL PROPOSAL:
Help us understand why your presentation is the right one for Scylla Summit 2018. Please keep in mind that 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. Give your proposal a simple and straightforward title
3. Include as much detail about the presentation as possible
4. Keep proposals free of marketing and sales
5. 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
6. 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
7. Explain why people will want to attend and what they’ll take away from it
8. Live demos sometimes don’t go as planned, so we don’t recommend them


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