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Uptime Conference 2022

event starts

14 Sep 2022

event ends

15 Sep 2022

location

Pakhuis de Zwijger Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Uptime is the conference on open source data in the cloud. The event is designed for developers, architects, data engineers, DevOps professionals, and anyone who wants to learn about open source data tools, such as PostgreSQL®, Apache Kafka®, Redis™, Apache Flink®, Grafana®, and more.

Uptime aims to bring the open source data community together to share best practices and learn how to build and operate complex systems at scale. Uptime is planned to be a hybrid event and we encourage speakers to submit their ideas whether you plan your talk to be virtual or in-person.

Important Dates

  • Call for Papers (CFP) opens: February 3, 2022
  • Speaker Office Hours: March 1, 2022
  • Call for Papers closes: March 9, 2022
  • Speaker Notifications sent: mid-March 2022
  • Event dates: September 14-15, 2022

Dates subject to change.

Program Committee

  • Lorna Mitchell, Head of Developer Relations at Aiven (Program Committee Chair)
  • Elmar Schippers, Site Reliability Engineering Manager at Aiven
  • Floor Drees, Staff Developer Advocate at Aiven
  • Heikki Nousiainen, CTO and Co-founder at Aiven
  • James Arlen, Chief Information Security Officer at Aiven
  • Josep Prat, Open Source Engineering Manager at Aiven
  • Ana Vasiliuk, Community Manager at Aiven

Requirements & Considerations

  • Please note: product pitches, whether explicit or thinly-disguised, will not be selected
  • We’re looking for your most exciting and informative talks on open source data tools and best practices for building and operating a modern data architecture
  • The program will cover a vast set of technologies, such as Apache Kafka®, Apache Flink®, M3®, OpenSearch®, PostgreSQL®, MySQL™, Redis™, InfluxDB®, and Grafana®
  • Before submitting your abstract, please make sure to read and agree to our Code of Conduct

Topic Examples:

  • Cloud data architecture
  • Data engineering 
  • Distributed systems
  • Developer tools (Observability, monitoring and alerting, SRE and performance)

How to Submit Your Proposal

Uptime is a two-day event. When submitting your abstract, please consider the following steps:

  1. Choose your session format: Breakout Session: 40 minute presentation (including 5-10 mins Q&A) or Lightning Talk: 10 minute presentation, no Q&A
  2. Choose your audience level: Introductory and overview, Intermediate, Advanced
  3. Write a detailed description of your talk, including how you came up with the idea and how the audience will benefit from your presentation. Maximum word count is 200. The abstract will be listed on the schedule, should your talk be accepted. 
  4. Provide speaker(s) biography(ies), online bio (Twitter/LinkedIn), profile picture(s), and other relevant information.    
  5. Provide resources to enhance your abstract, e.g. GitHub links, blog posts, previous talks. 

How Talks Are Selected

Our main priority is to provide the audience with the best possible learning experience, so we will strive to make the program selection process as fair as possible. Our program committee will firstly review and rate all submissions on an anonymous basis and shortlist the talks. The talks for the final program will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Presentations that do not contain marketing or sales material and do not hint at any product/vendor
  • Talks that cover various open source data projects that help develop great applications
  • Sessions that clearly describe open source data experiences and lessons learned  

In addition to the CfP, we will invite some of the speakers, including keynotes. 

For any questions regarding the CFP process, please email uptime-speakers@aiven.io.

Speaker Benefits

  • Full conference pass
  • Travel & accommodation grants*
  • Speaker swag
  • Recognition on the event website and promotion on social media
  • Recording of your talk

* For speakers who are not able to cover their travel expenses, we provide a limited number of grants. Please reach out to uptime-speakers@aiven.io for more information. 

Code of Conduct 

Uptime is an inclusive and harassment-free conference. We encourage all submitters and participants of the event to review our Code of Conduct.  

Trademark

Apache Kafka and Apache Flink are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation in the United States and/or other countries.

Redis is a trademark of Redis Ltd. Any rights therein are reserved to Redis Ltd. Any use by Aiven Oy is for referential purposes only and does not indicate any sponsorship, endorsement or affiliation between Redis and Aiven Oy.

PostgreSQL, Grafana, M3, OpenSearch, InfluxDB are trademarks and property of their respective owners. All product and service names used in this website are for identification purposes only and do not imply endorsement.

Questions? Please send them to uptime-speakers@aiven.io.


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Call for Speakers
Call opens at 3:00 PM

03 Feb 2022

Call closes at 11:59 PM

09 Mar 2022

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Important Dates

  • Call for Papers (CFP) opens: February 3, 2022
  • Speaker Office Hours: March 1, 2022
  • Call for Papers closes: March 9, 2022
  • Speaker Notifications sent: mid-March 2022
  • Event dates: September 14-15, 2022

Dates subject to change.

Requirements & Considerations

  • Please note: product pitches, whether explicit or thinly-disguised, will not be selected
  • We’re looking for your most exciting and informative talks on open source data tools and best practices for building and operating a modern data architecture
  • The program will cover a vast set of technologies, such as Apache Kafka®, Apache Flink®, M3®, OpenSearch®, PostgreSQL®, MySQL™, Redis™, InfluxDB®, and Grafana®
  • Before submitting your abstract, please make sure to read and agree to our Code of Conduct

How to Submit Your Proposal

Uptime is a two-day event. When submitting your abstract, please consider the following steps:

  1. Choose your session format: Breakout Session: 40 minute presentation (including 5-10 mins Q&A) or Lightning Talk: 10 minute presentation, no Q&A
  2. Choose your audience level: Introductory and overview, Intermediate, Advanced
  3. Write a detailed description of your talk, including how you came up with the idea and how the audience will benefit from your presentation. Maximum word count is 200. The abstract will be listed on the schedule, should your talk be accepted. 
  4. Provide speaker(s) biography(ies), online bio (Twitter/LinkedIn), profile picture(s), and other relevant information.    
  5. Provide resources to enhance your abstract, e.g. GitHub links, blog posts, previous talks. 

How Talks Are Selected

Our main priority is to provide the audience with the best possible learning experience, so we will strive to make the program selection process as fair as possible. Our program committee will firstly review and rate all submissions on an anonymous basis and shortlist the talks. The talks for the final program will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Presentations that do not contain marketing or sales material and do not hint at any product/vendor
  • Talks that cover various open source data projects that help develop great applications
  • Sessions that clearly describe open source data experiences and lessons learned  

In addition to the CfP, we will invite some of the speakers, including keynotes. 

For any questions regarding the CFP process, please email uptime-speakers@aiven.io.

Program Committee

  • Lorna Mitchell, Head of Developer Relations at Aiven (Program Committee Chair)
  • Elmar Schippers, Site Reliability Engineering Manager at Aiven
  • Floor Drees, Staff Developer Advocate at Aiven
  • Heikki Nousiainen, CTO and Co-founder at Aiven
  • James Arlen, Chief Information Security Officer at Aiven
  • Josep Prat, Open Source Engineering Manager at Aiven
  • Ana Vasiliuk, Community Manager at Aiven

Code of Conduct 

Uptime is an inclusive and harassment-free conference. We encourage all submitters and participants of the event to review our Code of Conduct.  

Trademark

Apache Kafka and Apache Flink are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation in the United States and/or other countries.

Redis is a trademark of Redis Ltd. Any rights therein are reserved to Redis Ltd. Any use by Aiven Oy is for referential purposes only and does not indicate any sponsorship, endorsement or affiliation between Redis and Aiven Oy.

PostgreSQL, Grafana, M3, OpenSearch, InfluxDB are trademarks and property of their respective owners. All product and service names used in this website are for identification purposes only and do not imply endorsement.

Questions? Please send them to uptime-speakers@aiven.io.


event fee

free for speakers

For speakers who are not able to cover their travel expenses, we provide a limited number of grants. Please reach out to uptime-speakers@aiven.io for more information.