FAQ

What is Flink Forward?

The future of data infrastructure is in real-time stream data processing. Flink Forward is the premier conference on Apache Flink®, one of the most popular systems for stream data processing and one of the most active big data projects in Apache Software Foundation.

The first edition of Flink Forward took place in 2015 at Kulturbrauerei in Berlin. The two-day conference had over 250 attendees from 16 countries. Sessions were organized in two tracks with over 30 technical presentations from Flink developers and one additional track with hands-on Flink training. In 2016, the conference grew and continued to innovate. Over two days of the conference, 350 participants joined presentations on the design and implementation of Alibaba’s Flink-based system and other production use cases, Apache Beam and its relationship with Flink, and the future development of Flink. Over 40 speakers offered 25 hours of technical talks in 3 parallel tracks. Flink enthusiasts were also invited to participate in hands-on training sessions on the third day of event.
Since 2017, Flink Forward also takes place in San Francisco, California. More than 250 attendees joined the first edition in the Bay Area on April 10-11, 2017.

What is included in a Flink Forward Berlin 2017 registration?

Two Day Conference Ticket grants access to the conference on September 12-13 including WiFi, food, snacks and drinks throughout the two days of conference on Tuesday and Wednesday.

One Day Training + Two Day Conference Ticket grants access to the training on September 11 and conference on September 12-13 including WiFi, food, snacks and drinks throughout the training day and the two days of conference on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Food and drinks include breakfast, lunch, two coffee breaks and non-alcoholic beverages.

Who is eligible for Student tickets?

Students, people on social welfare, retirees and people with disabilities are eligible for these tickets. Please note that you have to present corresponding documentation of eligibility on location (student ID or other form of documentation that is valid in September 2017).

Can I return a Flink Forward ticket?

You can cancel your registration.

I am a contributor/committer at Apache Flink. Do I get a discount on tickets?

Contributors and committers will receive a discount on Early Bird and Standard Tickets.
Please contact hello [at] flink-forward [dot] org for more information.

I am vegetarian/vegan/have a food allergy/on a special diet, where can I find the menu to check if the food served suits my diet?

There will be vegetarian food available. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions when you register for the event online and fill out the order form correctly.

I’ll be taking part in the Call for Submissions. Do I have to register?

As an accepted speaker you get a free admission for the training on September 11 and the conference days on September 12-13.

Will I receive remuneration for my accepted talk?

No, unfortunately not.

Will you cover my travel and accommodation costs?

No, unfortunately not.

When is the deadline for applications?

The Call for Submissions ends on June 19, 2017. Proposals submitted after this date or which reach us through other channels cannot be accepted.

How long is my session going to be?

We have 20 and 40 minute slots. You can let us know your preference in your proposal.

When does the content of my session need to be ready?

It is sufficient if your session is finalized on the day of your talk. We do not need your finished presentation beforehand. However, your submitted abstract will be published online in order to give visitors an idea of the expected content of your session and promote your talk.

Can I, as a representative of a company, take part in the Call for Submissions?

Of course you can. We do not, however, accept product presentations or marketing pitches. If your company is interested in a sponsoring package, please contact us by the following mail address: partners [at] flink-forward [dot] org

Do you have further questions that haven’t already been answered in the FAQs?

Don’t hesitate and get in touch: hello [at] flink-forward [dot] org