2023-10-06Mark Raasveldt, Hannes Mühleisen, Gabor Szarnyas

DuckCon #4 in Amsterdam

We are excited to hold the next “DuckCon” DuckDB user group meeting for the first time in the birthplace of DuckDB, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The meeting will take place on February 2, 2024 (Friday) in the OBA Congress Center’s Theater room, five minutes walking distance from Amsterdam Central Station.

Conveniently, the event is co-located in time and space with the FOSDEM conference that will start the following day in Brussels (February 3-4). Participants could for example choose to attend DuckCon, then take a direct train from Amsterdam Central Station to Brussels.

As is traditional in DuckCons, we will start with a talk from DuckDB’s creators Hannes Mühleisen and Mark Raasveldt about the current state of DuckDB and plans for releasing DuckDB version 1.0. This will be followed by two presentations by DuckDB users.

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


Time Title Presenter
2:00 PM First session  
2:00 PM Welcome to DuckCon!  
2:05 PM Introductions Hannes Mühleisen
2:10 PM State of the Duck Mark Raasveldt
2:35 PM Hugging Face ❤️ DuckDB Polina Kazakova (Hugging Face)
3:00 PM 🦆s in the Lakehouse Kamaljit Pati, Subash Roul (Fivetran)
3:25 PM Break  
3:40 PM Second session  
3:40 PM The Duck (DB) Feather in Your Parquet Cap Niger Little-Poole (Prequel)
4:05 PM Lightning talk block  
4:05 PM DuckDB Powering Interactive Notebooks Rik Bauwens (DataCamp)
4:10 PM DuckDB Applications in Information Retrieval Arjen de Vries (Radboud University)
4:15 PM How to Analyse a DDoS Quackly Remco Poortinga - van Wijnen (SURF)
4:20 PM How I Test New dbt-core Features with DuckDB Kshitij Aranke (dbt Labs)
4:25 PM Building Tecton’s Feature Engineering Platform
on DuckDB
Mike Eastham (Tecton AI)
4:30 PM Answering Questions about Football 60x Faster
with DuckDB
Ian Jenkins (Liverpool FC)
4:35 PM Closing thoughts  
4:40 PM Drink and snacks sponsored by Rill Data  
6:00 PM End of event  

Registration Process

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

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