Cassandra Summit

Call For Proposals (CFP)

Overview

The Call for Proposals for Cassandra Summit 2023 is open.

If you have not yet used the CFP system, you will be required to register and create an account before submitting.
Please CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT before submitting for the first time. Thank you!

If you aren’t ready to submit, view the submission form to help you prepare.

dates to remember

  • CFP Closes: Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 11:59 PM PST (UTC-7:00)
  • CFP Notifications: Monday, January 16
  • Schedule Announcement: Wednesday, January 18
  • Slide Due Date: Friday, March 10
  • Event Dates: Monday, March 13 – Tuesday, March 14

suggested topics

  • Developing Applications with Cassandra
  • Cloud-native Deployments and Strategies
  • Ecosystem Tools that Leverage Cassandra
  • What’s Coming for Future Cassandra Versions
  • Use Cases and Sharing about Best Practices

A special request goes out to those of you in the Cassandra ecosystem. If you have a project or service that uses Apache Cassandra, we would love to have you here and tell us all about it. Because Cassandra has become the leader in high-scale, resilient data stores, many projects rely on that peace of mind to make their users happy. We welcome you to our community and encourage you to share more about your project.

submission types

  • Session Presentation (typically 30-40 minutes in length)
  • Panel Discussion (typically 30-40 minutes in length)
  • Birds of a Feather (typically 45 minutes to one hour in length)
  • Tutorial/Hands-on Lab (typically 1.5 – 2 hours in length)

important notes

  • All speakers are required to adhere to our Code of Conduct. We also highly recommend that speakers take our online Inclusive Speaker Orientation Course.
  • Panel submissions must include the names of all participants in the initial submission to be considered. In addition, The Linux Foundation does not accept submissions with all-male panels in an effort to increase speaker diversity.
  • Complimentary Passes For Speakers – One complimentary pass for the event will be provided for the accepted speaker(s) per submission.
  • Avoid sales or marketing pitches and discussing unlicensed or potentially closed-source technologies when preparing your proposal; these talks are almost always rejected due to the fact that they take away from the integrity of our events, and are rarely well-received by conference attendees.
  • All accepted speakers are required to submit their slides prior to the event.
  • You can view the submission form to help you prepare, and reach out to the cfp team for any questions.

preparing to submit your proposal

While it is not our intention to provide you with strict instructions on how to prepare your proposal, we hope you will take a moment to review the following guidelines that we have put together to help you prepare the best submission possible. To get started, here are three things that you should consider before submitting your proposal:

  1. What are you hoping to get from your presentation?
  2. What do you expect the audience to gain from your presentation?
  3. How will your presentation help better the ecosystem?

There are plenty of ways to give a presentation about projects and technologies without focusing on company-specific efforts. Remember the things to consider that we mentioned above when writing your proposal and think of ways to make it interesting for attendees while still letting you share your experiences, educate the community about an issue, or generate interest in a project.

How to Give a Great Talk

We want to make sure submitters receive resources to help put together a great submission and if accepted, give the best presentation possible. To help do this, we recommend viewing seasoned speaker Dawn Foster’s in-depth session titled Overcoming Imposter Syndrome to Become a Conference Speaker!.

Have More Questions? First Time Submitting? Don’t Feel Intimidated

Linux Foundation events are an excellent way to get to know the community and share your ideas and the work that you are doing and we strongly encourage first-time speakers to submit talks for our events. In the instance that you aren’t sure about your abstract, reach out to us and we will be more than happy to work with you on your proposal.

code of conduct

The Linux Foundation is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for participants at all of our events. We encourage all submitters to review our complete Code of Conduct.

Apache Cassandra®, Cassandra and Apache® are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation in the United States and/or other countries, and are used with permission. The Apache Software Foundation has no affiliation with and does not endorse or review the materials provided at this event, which is managed by The Linux Foundation.

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