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If you have been looking for ways to contribute to the Cassandra project, here is a great opportunity. ApacheCon NA will be hosting two days of Cassandra-focused tracks, and the community needs your story!

The Call for Papers is open until Sunday, May 22, 2022, 5:01 PM GMT-0700, and you can find the link here:

What kind of talks are needed?

General guidelines for talks are anything related to developing, using, or deploying Apache Cassandra. That covers many areas, so if you are reading this, you probably have something you can talk about.

  • Worked on a feature or a bug-fix? Let’s hear about it.

  • Is your application using Cassandra? Tell us how you built it.

  • Upgraded your clusters to 4.x? Share some tips for new admins.

Sharing and helping others is one of the most valuable contributions to the Apache Cassandra community. We can’t say we are a community without it.

The hardest part of submitting a talk is believing you have something to talk about and the community is here to help. Join us on the mailing list or ASF Slack, #cassandra-events channel, and feel free to ask about any ideas you have, and we’ll be happy to brainstorm with you to get your CFP submission ready.

Need some inspiration?

Here are some talks from previous ApacheCon events. Take a look and get inspired to tell your story. If you have been in the community for years or are brand new, we value every level of experience.

Making Cassandra Faster in Cloud-native architecture

Subrata Ashe, Senior Software Engineer @ Salesforce

Cassandra Data Migration with Dual Write Proxy

German Eichberger, Principal Software Engineer @ Microsoft

How Netflix Provisions Optimal Cloud Deployments of Cassandra

Joey Lynch, Senior Software Engineer @ Netflix

Cassandra powered workflows to automate at scale

Maciej Swiderski, Creator @ Automatiko