We are thrilled to announce the very first FoundationDB Summit on December 10, 2018 in Seattle as part of the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Community Events Day.

FoundationDB, the distributed and ACID-compliant database, was just recently open sourced in April 2018.

The community and excitement around the project has been incredible and we felt it was the right time for a dedicated conference that can bring together FoundationDB contributors and open source developers who are interested in learning more about the technology and building upon its layered design. If you’re interested in attending, you can register here.

“FoundationDB is a phenomenal distributed database, and we are thrilled to have its first community summit as a co-located event at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon this year,” said Chris Aniszczyk, COO of Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). “We are excited to see FoundationDB planning to integrate with our projects like Kubernetes and Prometheus/ OpenMetrics. We look forward to hosting their event and building bridges between our different open source communities.”

“We believe FoundationDB can become the bedrock for the next generation of distributed databases,” the FoundationDB community published in an announcement this morning. ”To do that it’s imperative that we continue to grow and nurture the community around it.”

If you’re using or working with FoundationDB, please submit a talk! The CFP deadline is September 21, 2018. A limited number of sponsorship opportunities exist, and are a great way to give back to the community.

Travel, lodging, and registration will be covered for accepted speakers who require assistance. There will also be need-based opportunity grants for members of underrepresented groups. The deadline is October 26, 2018.

Reminder: This is a community conference — proposals should emphasize real world usage and technology rather than blatant product pitches.