DuckCon #4 in Amsterdam

Mark Raasveldt, Hannes Mühleisen, Gabor Szarnyas2023-10-06

DuckCon #4 Splashscreen

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 three presentations by DuckDB users. In addition, we will have several lightning talks from the DuckDB community.


To watch the recordings, see the playlist of talks.

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

Availability of Talks

The event will not be streamed online and there is no hybrid option for participation. However, the slides and recorded videos of the talks will be published a few weeks after the event, similarly to DuckCon #3.

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. If you register before January 16, you will get a badge with your name at the registration desk.

Please contact Gabor Szarnyas at [email protected] if you have any questions.