EnvoyCon

Call For Proposals (CFP)

The EnvoyCon 2020 Call for Proposals (CFP) is now closed. For any questions regarding the CFP process, please email cfp@cncf.io

Dates to Remember

  • CFP Open: Friday, August 14
  • CFP Close: 11:59 PM on Friday, September 4
  • CFP Notifications: Tuesday, September 22
  • Schedule Announced: Wednesday, September 23
  • Slide Due Date: Monday, October 5
  • Event Dates: Thursday, October 15

Suggested Topics

We are accepting talk proposals (30-minute talks + 10-minute lightning talks) around the following topics, with experience levels ranging from beginner to expert:

Using and Integrating with Envoy (both within modern “cloud native” stacks such as Kubernetes but also in “legacy” on-prem and IaaS infrastructures)

  • Envoy in production case studies
  • Envoy fundamentals and philosophy
  • Envoy internals and core development
  • Security (deployment best practices, extensions, integration with authn/authz)
  • Performance (measurement, optimization, scalability)
  • APIs, discovery services and configuration pipelines
  • Monitoring in practice (logging, tracing, stats)
  • Novel Envoy extensions
  • Porting Envoy to new platforms
  • Migrating to Envoy from other proxy & LB technologies
  • Using machine learning on Envoy observability output to aid in outlier detection and remediation
  • Load balancing (both distributed and global) and health checking strategies
  • xDS ecosystem, e.g. xDS proxies/aggregators, non-Envoy xDS clients

Reminder: This is a community conference — proposals should emphasize real world usage and technology rather than blatant product pitches. Vendor product pitches will be rejected; instead, vendors should consider submitting deep tech talks about systems they have built using Envoy, problems they have run into during integration with Envoy, etc.

Important Notes

  • All speakers are required to adhere to our Code of Conduct. We also highly recommend that speakers take our Inclusive Speaker Orientation Course.
  • Complimentary Passes For Speakers – One complimentary pass for the event will be provided 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.

Preparing to Submit

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.

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.

How To Give a Great Tech Talk

In the instance that your talk is accepted, we want to make sure that you give the best presentation possible. To do this, we enlisted the help of seasoned conference speaker Josh Berkus who has prepared an in-depth tutorial on “How to Give a Great Tech Talk”.

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iE9y3gyF8Kw

Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcOP4WQfJl4

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.

Contact Us

For questions related to the CFP process or application, please email cfp@linuxfoundation.org.