Percona Live 2017 Open Source Database Conference

April 24 - 27, 2017

Santa Clara, California

Subject Overview

Sponsor Percona Live Open Source Database Conference

Call for Papers is Closed!


Do you have a MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL or open source database use case to share, a skill to teach, or a big idea to discuss? We invite you to submit your speaking proposal for either breakout or tutorial sessions. This conference provides an opportunity to network with peers and technology professionals by bringing together accomplished DBA’s, system architects and developers from around the world to share their knowledge and experience.

This is your chance to put your ideas, case studies, best practices, and technical knowledge in front of an intelligent, engaged audience of MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL and open source database technology users. If selected as a speaker by our Conference Committee, you will receive a complimentary full conference pass. If selected as a Lightning Talk presenter, you will receive a discount on your conference pass.


Not sure where to start? Click the links below to find out more about what types of talks the Committee is looking for:

MySQL Topics

The Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2017 is the premier event for the rich and diverse MySQL, MongoDB and open source database ecosystems.

This conference provides an opportunity to network with peers and technology professionals by bringing together accomplished DBA’s, system architects and developers from around the world to share their knowledge and experience.

Do you have a MySQL use case to share, a skill to teach, or a big idea to share? Submit your speaking proposal for either breakout or tutorial sessions. This is your chance to put your ideas, case studies, best practices, and technical knowledge in front of an intelligent, engaged audience of open source technology users.

Below are some of the topics (but certainly not the only ones!) we want see at the conference. Can you help us with any?


MySQL:

MySQL is one of the most successful and widely-used open source database technologies ever. At Percona Live, you can learn about MySQL and its most popular variants (including Amazon RDS, MariaDB, Google CloudSQL, Percona Server and Percona XtraDB Cluster) directly from developers and some of the most well-known MySQL technology users.

Percona Live provides in-depth discussions for your MySQL high availability, IoT, cloud, big data and other changing business needs by tackling subjects such as analytics, architecture and design, security, operations, scalability and performance.


We’re asking for the community to present topics on any of these subjects, as well as the following:

  • What's new and upcoming in MySQL (and variants such as Amazon RDS, MariaDB, Google CloudSQL, Percona Server and Percona XtraDB Cluster)
  • Best design practices and performance optimization
  • High availability, clustering, replication, sharding
  • Monitoring, management, automation tools and best practices
  • User stories and business cases
  • MySQL as a DBaaS (Database as a Service)
  • MySQL, cloud, containers (AWS, OpenStack, Docker and more)
  • Polyglot persistence (using MySQL with other open source database technologies)


MongoDB Topics

The Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2017 is the premier event for the rich and diverse MySQL, MongoDB and open source database ecosystems.

This conference provides an opportunity to network with peers and technology professionals by bringing together accomplished DBA’s, system architects and developers from around the world to share their knowledge and experience.

Do you have a MongoDB use case to share, a skill to teach, or a big idea to share? Submit your speaking proposal for either breakout or tutorial sessions. This is your chance to put your ideas, case studies, best practices, and technical knowledge in front of an intelligent, engaged audience of open source technology users.

Below are some of the topics (but certainly not the only ones!) we want see at the conference. Can you help us with any?


MongoDB:

MongoDB is a popular alternative to MySQL and its variants. Learn about new developments in the MongoDB ecosystem – what’s new in MongoDB 3.2 and what’s coming in MongoDB 3.4. Learn about the MongoRocks (RocksDB) storage engine, alternatives to MongoDB Enterprise tools as well as MongoDB use cases and best practices.

Percona Live provides in-depth discussions for your MongoDB high availability, IoT, cloud, big data and other changing business needs by tackling subjects such as analytics, architecture and design, security, operations, scalability and performance.


We’re asking for the community to present topics on any of these subjects, as well as the following:

  • What's new and upcoming in the MongoDB ecosystem
  • Best design practices and performance optimization
  • High availability, clustering, replication, sharding
  • Monitoring, management, automation tools and best practices
  • User stories and business cases
  • MongoDB as a DBaaS (Database as a Service)
  • MongoDB, cloud, containers (AWS, OpenStack, Docker and more)
  • Polyglot Persistence (Using MongoDB with other Open Source Database Technology)


Open Source Database Topics:

The Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2017 is the premier event for the rich and diverse MySQL, MongoDB and open source database ecosystems.

This conference provides an opportunity to network with peers and technology professionals by bringing together accomplished DBA’s, system architects and developers from around the world to share their knowledge and experience. That's where we need you!

There are more than 100 open source databases in the world, each with their own design and use case sweet spots. Learn about some of the most popular open source databases, their design use cases, user stories as well as how they work with together with MySQL and MongoDB.

Percona Live provides in-depth discussions for your open source database high availability, IoT, cloud, big data and other changing business needs by tackling subjects such as analytics, architecture and design, security, operations, scalability and performance.

Below are some of the topics (but certainly not the only ones!) we want see at the conference. Can you help us with any?


We’re asking for the community to present topics on any of these subjects, as well as the following:

Specific Topic Ideas:

  • Open source database technologies overview and comparisons
  • Introduction to the technology
  • Using open source database technology with MySQL and MongoDB
  • Migrating to open source databases
  • Technology practical use cases



Here are some tips for submitting a proposal:

  • Include details about your presentation, but be concise and to the point. Your proposal doesn’t need to be extensive, just well thought-out. Clearly state:
    1. Technologies that will be covered
    2. Purpose of the talk (problem, solution, action format, etc.)
    3. Target audience
    4. Audience takeaway
  • Make your speaker bio just as informative as your abstract. The committee is highly receptive to new speakers but you need to tell them who you are!
  • Keep proposals free of sales pitches. The Committee is looking for in-depth technical talks, not ones that sound like a sales or product pitch.
  • Limit the scope of the talk: 50 minutes goes by fast. Instead of trying to cram everything into your session, pick a useful aspect, or a particular technique, or walk through a simple program.
  • Don’t assume that your company’s name buys you credibility. If you’re talking about something important that you have specific knowledge of because of what your company does, spell that out in the description.
  • If you are submitting a paper on behalf of another individual, make it clear who will be speaking and provide the contact information of the proposed speaker. Improve the proposal’s chances of being accepted by working closely with the presenter(s) to write a well written, jargon free abstract that contains clear value for attendees.
  • Explain why people will want to attend: is your topic gaining traction? Is it critical to modern business? What will attendees learn from your talk?
  • Be original! Make your presentation stand out by submitting a proposal that focuses on real world scenarios, relevant examples, and knowledge transfer.

We are particularly interested in proposals that fit into the areas of MySQL, MongoDB and open source databases. Our conference tracks are:

  • Analytics
  • Architecture/Design
  • Big Data
  • Case Stories
  • Development
  • New and Trending Topics
  • Operations and Management
  • Scalability/Performance
  • Security

Breakout Session

Submissions should be detailed to clearly indicate the topic and content of your proposal for the Conference Committee. Sessions should either be 25 minutes or 50 minutes in length, including Q&A.


Tutorial Session

Submissions should be detailed and include an agenda for review by the Conference Committee. Tutorial sessions should present immediate and practical applications of in-depth knowledge of MySQL, MongoDB and open source database technologies. They should be presented at a level between a training class and a conference breakout session. Attendees are expected to have their laptops to work through detailed and potentially hands-on presentations. Tutorials will be 3 hours in length including Q&A. If you would like to submit your proposal as a full day, 6-hour tutorial, please indicate this in your submission.


Lightning Talks

Lightning talks are five minute presentations focusing on one key point that will be of interest to the community. Talks can be technical, lighthearted, fun or otherwise entertaining submissions. These can include new ideas, a successful project, a cautionary story, quick tip or demonstration. This session is an opportunity for ideas to get the attention they deserve. The rules for this session are easy: five minutes and only five minutes. Use this time wisely to present the pertinent message of the subject matter and have fun doing so!