Call For Proposals (CFP)

Overview

SODA Foundation will be hosting our annual conference (virtual) this year on July 13-14, 2021. We invite submission of presentations from companies, non-governmental organizations, academic and any other interested parties. Stay tuned for registration on our company website (https://sodafoundation.io/) as we are working on a new page for the conference.

 

SODACON Global 2021 brings together industry leaders, developers, and end-users to collaborate on building a common framework to promote standardization and best practices for data management and storage to support cloud native, IoT, big data, machine learning, and more.

Dates to Remember

  • CFP Opens: Tuesday, March 16, 2021
  • CFP Closes: 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time (PST), Friday, April 30, 2021
  • CFP Notifications: Friday, May 14, 2021
  • Schedule Announcement: Friday, June 4, 2021
  • Slide due date: Friday, June 25, 2021
  • Event Dates: Tuesday, July 13 – Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Suggested Topics

Presentations on any Data-Storage-Management related will be considered, submissions in the following areas are especially encouraged, but diverse topics are welcome, please specify your topic in “others” in the CFP form when you fill up:

 

  • AI & Machine Learning
  • Big Data & Data Lake
  • Cloud Native Storage
  • Cold Storage & Archive
  • Data Energy & Green Storage
  • Data Lifecycle & Optimization
  • Data Protection & Security
  • Edge Data Management
  • File Systems and Object Storage
  • Hybrid & Multi-Cloud
  • Storage Management & Monitoring
  • Flash & PMEM

Presentation Formats

  • Panel Discussion: 30-45 minutes in length, 1 host, maximum 4 presenters.
  • Session Presentation: 30-45 minutes in length, maximum 2 presenters.
  • Birds of a Feather (BoF) Session: 30-45 minutes in length, maximum 2 presenters.
  • Ignite Talk: 10 minutes in length

Requirements 

  • Any platforms or tools you are describing need to be open source.
  • You are limited to be listed as a speaker on up to two proposals submitted to the CFP for consideration, regardless of the format. If we find that you are listed on more than two, we will contact you to remove any proposals over the limit.
  • You may only be accepted to speak on one panel and one non-panel accepted session chosen from the CFP at SODACON Global 2021. (Note: Invited Speaker sessions are separate from CFP policies.)

 

Consider the Following as You Write Your Proposal

  • What do you expect the audience to gain from your presentation?
  • Why should YOU be the one to give this talk? You have a unique story. Tell it.
  • Be prepared to explain how this fits into the SODA and overall Open Source Ecosystem.
  • How will this presentation translate to an online, virtual session?

We definitely do not expect every presentation to have code snippets and technical deep-dives but here are two things that you should avoid when preparing your proposal because they are almost always rejected due to the fact that they take away from the integrity of our events, and are rarely well-received by conference attendees:

  • Sales or marketing pitches
  • Unlicensed or potentially closed-source technologies

There are plenty of ways to give a presentation about projects and technologies without focusing on company-specific efforts. Remember the things to consider that we mentioned above when writing your proposal and think of ways to make it interesting for attendees while still letting you share your experiences, educate the community about an issue, or generate interest in a project.

 

 

First Time Submitting? Don’t Feel Intimidated

SODA events are an excellent way to get to know the community and share your ideas and the work that you are doing. You do not need to be a chief architect or long-time industry pundit to submit a proposal, in fact, we strongly encourage first-time speakers to submit talks for all of our events.
Our events are working conferences intended for professional networking and collaboration in the SODA community and we work closely with our attendees, sponsors and speakers to help keep SODA events professional, welcoming, and friendly. If you have any questions on how to submit a proposal or the event in general, please contact cfp@sodafoundation.io

Code of Conduct

The Linux Foundation and its project communities are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for participants at all of our events. We encourage all submitters to review our complete Code of Conduct.

Overview

SODA Foundation will be hosting our annual conference (virtual) this year on July 13-14, 2021. We invite submission of presentations from companies, non-governmental organizations, academic and any other interested parties. Stay tuned for registration on our company website (https://sodafoundation.io/) as we are working on a new page for the conference.

 

SODACON Global 2021 brings together industry leaders, developers, and end-users to collaborate on building a common framework to promote standardization and best practices for data management and storage to support cloud native, IoT, big data, machine learning, and more.

Dates to Remember

  • CFP Opens: Tuesday, March 16, 2021
  • CFP Closes: 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time (PST), Friday, April 30, 2021
  • CFP Notifications: Friday, May 14, 2021
  • Schedule Announcement: Friday, June 4, 2021
  • Slide due date: Friday, June 25, 2021
  • Event Dates: Tuesday, July 13 – Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Suggested Topics

Presentations on any Data-Storage-Management related will be considered, submissions in the following areas are especially encouraged, but diverse topics are welcome, please specify your topic in “others” in the CFP form when you fill up:

 

  • AI & Machine Learning
  • Big Data & Data Lake
  • Cloud Native Storage
  • Cold Storage & Archive
  • Data Energy & Green Storage
  • Data Lifecycle & Optimization
  • Data Protection & Security
  • Edge Data Management
  • File Systems and Object Storage
  • Hybrid & Multi-Cloud
  • Storage Management & Monitoring
  • Flash & PMEM

Presentation Formats

  • Panel Discussion: 30-45 minutes in length, 1 host, maximum 4 presenters.
  • Session Presentation: 30-45 minutes in length, maximum 2 presenters.
  • Birds of a Feather (BoF) Session: 30-45 minutes in length, maximum 2 presenters.
  • Ignite Talk: 10 minutes in length

Requirements

  • Any platforms or tools you are describing need to be open source.
  • You are limited to be listed as a speaker on up to two proposals submitted to the CFP for consideration, regardless of the format. If we find that you are listed on more than two, we will contact you to remove any proposals over the limit.
  • You may only be accepted to speak on one panel and one non-panel accepted session chosen from the CFP at SODACON Global 2021. (Note: Invited Speaker sessions are separate from CFP policies.)

Consider the Following as You Write Your Proposal

  • What do you expect the audience to gain from your presentation?
  • Why should YOU be the one to give this talk? You have a unique story. Tell it.
  • Be prepared to explain how this fits into the SODA and overall Open Source Ecosystem.
  • How will this presentation translate to an online, virtual session?

We definitely do not expect every presentation to have code snippets and technical deep-dives but here are two things that you should avoid when preparing your proposal because they are almost always rejected due to the fact that they take away from the integrity of our events, and are rarely well-received by conference attendees:

  • Sales or marketing pitches
  • Unlicensed or potentially closed-source technologies

There are plenty of ways to give a presentation about projects and technologies without focusing on company-specific efforts. Remember the things to consider that we mentioned above when writing your proposal and think of ways to make it interesting for attendees while still letting you share your experiences, educate the community about an issue, or generate interest in a project.

 

First Time Submitting? Don’t Feel Intimidated

SODA events are an excellent way to get to know the community and share your ideas and the work that you are doing. You do not need to be a chief architect or long-time industry pundit to submit a proposal, in fact, we strongly encourage first-time speakers to submit talks for all of our events.
Our events are working conferences intended for professional networking and collaboration in the SODA community and we work closely with our attendees, sponsors and speakers to help keep SODA events professional, welcoming, and friendly. If you have any questions on how to submit a proposal or the event in general, please contact cfp@sodafoundation.io

Code of Conduct

The Linux Foundation and its project communities are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for participants at all of our events. We encourage all submitters to review our complete Code of Conduct.