DuckCon #3 in San Francisco

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Hannes Mühleisen2023-04-28

We are excited to hold our first “DuckCon” DuckDB user group meeting outside of Europe in San Francisco. The meeting will take place in the afternoon of June 29th. The meeting will be held at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), in the Phyllis Wattis Theater.

In DuckCon #3, we (again) have a talk from DuckDB creators Hannes Mühleisen and Mark Raasveldt about the current state of DuckDB and future plans. Side note: Hannes will also speak at the Data + AI Summit earlier that day.

We are also excited to have talks by Lloyd Tabb, the creator of Google’s Malloy project and Josh Wills, the creator of the dbt-duckdb package.

In addition, we will have several lightning talks from DuckDB users.


To watch the recordings, see the playlist of talks.

Time Title Presenter Slides
4 PM Welcome to DuckCon! – Setting Up    
4:10 PM Introductions Hannes Mühleisen  
4:15 PM State of the Duck Mark Raasveldt pdf
4:40 PM ‘Data is Rectangular’ and Other Common Misconceptions Lloyd Tabb pdf
5:05 PM DuckDBT: Not a database or a dbt adapter but a secret third thing Josh Wills pdf
5:30 PM Watershed: Get to zero carbon, fast Jessica Zhu pdf
5:35 PM Building a SQL editor around “fast” Hamilton Ulmer pdf
5:40 PM KalDB: Log analytics with DuckDB Suman Karumuri pdf
5:45 PM Pandas on DuckDBWith Ponder Aditya Parameswaran pdf
5:50 PM Bringing AI to DuckDB with Lance columnar format for multi-modal AI Chang She pdf
5:55 PM Closing thoughts    
6:00 PM End of DuckCon    
From 6 PM MotherDuck Party, see below    

Lightning Talks

We will have a 20-minute slot for five-minute lightning talks, where our users are invited to show and tell anything DuckDB-related. Please submit your lightning talk proposal in the pre-registration form below.

Registration Process

Attendance is free. While supplies last, you can still get a ticket here. You will need to show this ticket at the entrance to attend. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

MotherDuck Party at 111 Minna

Following DuckCon, MotherDuck will host a party celebrating ducks at 111 Minna (located very close to SFMOMA). DuckCon attendees are cordially invited to attend to eat, drink, and play games. MotherDuck’s Chief Duck Herder will also demo the latest work bringing DuckDB to the cloud. Please note that you will have to separately register for the MotherDuck event.