Project post originally published on Paolo Patierno
We are very pleased to announce the first StrimziCon, scheduled later this year! This is going to be the first conference focused on our beloved Strimzi and Apache Kafka projects and it will be “virtual”. It is organized and driven by the project maintainers in collaboration with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.
Why attend StrimziCon?
StrimziCon is an event for developers, DevOps engineers, and solution architects who want to learn about Strimzi and event streaming. This event will bring together the Strimzi community, and you will learn from experts and users about use cases, best practices, and their experience using Strimzi in their organizations. If you are working with cloud-native technologies, and you are looking for how to deal with data in motion in a cloud-based environment, don’t miss the opportunity.
The conference will take place on Wednesday, May 22nd (afternoon CEST), with two parallel tracks covering the following themes:
- Features, How Strimzi Works (features)
- Operations, Using Strimzi with other projects (operations)
The call for speakers is now open, and we’re eagerly awaiting your proposals to discuss:
- Core Strimzi: Deep dive into a specific component or feature.
- Case Studies: Provide an overview of a use case or review of a real life Strimzi deployment, highlighting difficulties, lessons learned, and key takeaways.
- Integrations: Explore how Strimzi integrates with other CNCF projects, such as OpenTelemetry, KEDA and more.
- Operations: Share insights into what it takes to run Strimzi and maintain clusters in production.
The submission deadline is March 10th.
From the community to the community
We encourage any community members to submit a talk: from a Strimzi deep dive, to how you operate and use it in production, through integrations with other projects. From the community to the community, this is the best way to share.
Paolo Patierno and Kate Stanley, as maintainer and contributor in the Strimzi community, have been organizing the conference together with the CNCF team, and will be your host during the event.
All the submitted sessions will be evaluated by the StrimziCon program committee made up of people from different companies which already use Strimzi in production as adopters. We’ll have representatives from Apple, Atruvia, Axual, Decathlon, IBM, Red Hat, and SBB:
- Paolo Patierno (Senior Principal Software Engineer @Red Hat)
- Kate Stanley (Principal Software Engineer @Red Hat)
- Yaodong Yang (Staff Software Engineer @Apple)
- Philipp Bocker (Solution Manager @Atruvia)
- Richard Bosch (Developer Advocate @Axual)
- Thomas Dangleterre (Software Engineer @Decathlon)
- Sam Hawker (Software Engineer @IBM)
- Lukas Kral (Senior Software Quality Engineer @Red Hat)
- Paul Mellor (Technical Writer @Red Hat)
- Maciej Raciborski (Technical Product Owner @SBB)
The committee members will leverage their experience and knowledge on the project as users and contributors in order to select the best proposals and make an awesome agenda.
Join us, propose your session or register to attend!
You can find more details on the official page as part of the CNCF events.
Don’t forget to submit your proposal here.
Even if you’re not considering presenting, we hope you will still join us as an attendee.
It’s virtual, it’s free, it’s going to be epic, all reasons to be together with the Strimzi community at the StrimziCon!