Flink Forward
Flink Forward

The Apache Flink® Conference

Seattle 2023

November 6-8 2023

Flink Forward is the conference dedicated to Apache Flink and the stream processing community.

We’re excited to announce the 2023 Flink Forward event will be taking place November 6-8 in Seattle for an in-person event! Following the popular demand for Apache Flink® training sessions, we’re bringing back our 3-day event format; 2-days training followed by a full day of conference! In conclusion of the event, we invite all attendees to join us for Flink Fest! A time to network and celebrate Flink Forward Seattle 2023 together.

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Speaker overview

Hunter Medney

Technical lead for Digital Growth

Industry-awarded senior architect/engineer in customer data platforms and event-driven systems. Hunter currently leads IBM's digital growth platform and is exploring the wonders and power of Apache Flink.

Basar Hamdi Onat

Software Engineer
@ DoorDash

Basar Onat is an accomplished software engineer specializing in realtime streaming platforms. Currently at DoorDash, he works as a Software Engineer on the Real-Time Platform team, focusing on the Realtime Metrics Platform. Basar has also contributed significantly as a Software Engineer at Meta, handling large-scale data workloads with the Presto team. Prior to that, he played a vital role in bootstrapping the Realtime Platform at Striim. With his expertise, Basar brings valuable insights to the Flink Forward Conference, sharing his knowledge in building robust realtime streaming platforms.

Sharon Xie

Founding Engineer
@ Decodable

Sharon has been building and maintaining streaming data platforms for over 6 years. She is a founding engineer at Decodable and leads the data platform development. Before Decodable, she was a tech lead of the real-time data platform at Splunk focusing on the query language and developer SDKs.

Dan Vinakovsky

Lead Software Engineer
@ Schonfeld

Operations technology software engineer at Schonfeld by day, Olympic Weightlifting competitor by night

Allison Cheng

Software Engineer
@ DoorDash

Allison Cheng is a software engineer on the realtime platform team at DoorDash. Her team is responsible for providing the data ingestion platform for data users to capture, access and create real time insights. Before DoorDash, Allison was at Amazon on the Listing Management team, building the near realtime high volume data ingestion pipelines for sellers. Outside of work, She enjoys cooking for family and friends. She also started to try beginner hiking trails and biking

Prateek Shukla

Sr Manager Software Engineering
@ JP MorganChase

Prateek works at JP MorganChase Retail line of business and runs a streaming platform that enables quality insights across hundreds of customer facing applications.

Erik de Nooij

Engineering lead Streaming Data Analytics
@ ING Bank

Seasoned Tech Lead with a background in various industries like retail, telecom, tech, and banking, in various roles like engineering, consultancy, and management. Has worked on Apache Flink within ING since its inception in 2016, helping it grow towards the de facto standard for streaming at ING worldwide.

Jark Wu

Staff Software Engineer
@ Alibaba Cloud

Jark Wu is a committer and PMC member of Apache Flink. He works as a software engineer at Alibaba and contributes to Apache Flink since 4 years ago. In Flink, he is mainly working on the Table & SQL API. Prior to Flink, Jark worked on JStorm which is a Java-version Apache Storm in Alibaba.

Schedule overview




Day 1

Monday, Nov 6



Day 2

Tuesday, Nov 7



Day 3

Wenesday, Nov 8

Keynote sessions

Breakout sessions and other activities

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