OpenSearchCon 2024 Session: Unconference

OpenSearchCon 2024 Session: Unconference

Make plans to join the first-ever Unconference and come ready to pitch your favorite speaking topic! This is an opportunity for the community to come together and kick off OpenSearchCon with an action-packed afternoon of sharing and discovery. With no pre-planned talks, what you want to hear about will be determined by you and your fellow conference-goers.


This is a first-come, first-served event; the room holds up to 100 individuals and anyone registered for OpenSearchCon is welcome to attend until the room is full. We advise you to show up a little early to make sure you get your spot.

Each speaker has 15 minutes to do with as they see fit! Want to talk for 10 minutes and have 5 minutes of questions? Great! Have a lot to say and want to talk for the whole 15? That works too! Are you a maintainer and want to hold a lightning round of questions with the audience? Fantastic! You get the picture. Just be mindful of your 15 minutes!


At 1:00 PM, each attendee will receive a card and three gold-star stickers. Those who would like to give a talk will write their title and brief description on the card, put their name on the back, and post them to the board for voting.

At 1:10, you'll have 10 minutes to walk the board and place a gold star on one of the talks you would like to hear. Two rules: please do not vote for yourself, and, if a card already has all 5 spaces filled, you can no longer vote for it.

At 1:20, Nick, Kris, and Charlotte will collect and sort the cards, then select the day’s talks from the cards receiving the most votes while ensuring the widest arrangement of topics are covered.

At 1:30, we will return the cards to the wall in the order each talk will be given. Be ready to talk and participate!


Wednesday, September 27 1:00pm-5:30pm in Grand Sheraton Seattle Willow Room

Track: Unconference


Nick Knize photograph

Nick Knize

Principal Engineer at Apache Software Foundation
Kris Freedain photograph

Kris Freedain

Community Manager - OpenSearch Project