Elastic Community Conference updates + CfP extended to January 22

Wow! We're only two weeks into January, and we have already received 100 presentation submissions for ElasticCC — more than 20 in APJ (Asia-Pacific/Japan) and almost 40 in both EMEA (Europe/Middle East/Africa) and NASA (North/South America). That's an amazing start, and we still have room for some more. Since we know how hard it is to get started after the holidays, we’re extending the Call for Presentations (CfP) until Friday, January 22, at 23:59 UTC. So if you’ve been meaning to submit a talk but just haven't been able to find the time, now is your chance to join the fun:

If this is your first time hearing about ElasticCC, here's a quick rundown. In short, it's a free technical conference from the community, for the community. It's open to developers, practitioners, customers, and partners — we look forward to talks from you all! The virtual sessions will kick off on the afternoon of Friday, February 26, in EMEA and will run through February 27 in APJ, making it a global event.

RSVP today to make sure you don't miss out on any of the great sessions.

As we said in our announcement post, we're reviewing and accepting talks as they roll in. This means we have already accepted some sessions and can give you a sneak peek into what's in store!

Safety first

For our security crowd, we have talks touching on a variety of topics. If your SOC is more a "party of 1" than a department, you may be interested in Solving small business security problems with Elastic. If you love open source as much as I do, you should check out Elastic + TheHive: An open source dream. And if you're interested in seeing how Elastic Security is being used by others, drop in for Network/asset modelling with Elastic Security (SIEM).

Viva la variety

One thing I love about the Elastic community is how many unique use cases are out there. From application cases like Boosting music search results based on popularity and user behaviour in Elasticsearch to critical cases like Dealing with system faults in a critical healthcare system, Elasticsearch can be tuned for anything. If you love learning new ways to get the most out of the Elastic Stack, you'll need to attend sessions like Effortless Kibana: From CSV to dashboard in less than 5 minutes! and Elasticsearch & GraphQL: A love letter. And finally, we have sessions showing how Elastic can be used to help you in your day-to-day (non-work) life, like Managing type 1 diabetes with Elastic machine learning features.

Elasticians in the house

Elasticians (Elastic employees) are community members just like you, and they have a lot to share, too. From the Elastic Support team, you can learn about Troubleshooting your Elasticsearch cluster like a support engineer — even though we hope you won’t need it. And our Engineering team will take you on a Deep dive into the new Elastic data stream naming scheme.

We all speak Elastic

The Elastic community is global, so it's important to us that ElasticCC reflects languages other than English. In Spanish, you can learn about Elasticsearch and Elastic Enterprise Search (Enterprise Search con Elasticsearch), or switch language and solution and dive into Elastic Observability (Introdução à observabilidade com o Elastic Stack) in Portuguese. If you prefer Chinese, check out Operations and tuning for a petabyte-level Elasticsearch cluster (PB级大规模Elasticsearch集群运维与调优实践) and An implementation of Elasticsearch containerization based on Kubernetes and Docker (基于kubernetes与Docker的Elasticsearch容器化编排部署的实践与应用). There's also Automating Elasticsearch operation using a shell script (Shell Script 로 elasticsearch 운영 자동화 하기) in Korean. And did we almost forget to mention pizza? There will also be a session about Indexing the 🍕 emoji in Elasticsearch to find pizzas (Indexer des Emoji 🍕 dans Elasticsearch pour trouver des pizzas) in French.

It's not a community event without swag

While we won’t have actual 🍕 at this community event, there will be special challenges to win stickers and swag. So be ready to put your Elastic skills to the test, and save a spot on your laptop for some new deco.

Elastic Community Conference is just around the corner, so here's one more quick reminder:

See you there!