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Low-Latency & Performance-Obsessed Engineers: Share Your Insights at P99 CONF

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Are you a developer or engineer obsessed with P99 percentiles and high-performance, low-latency applications? Share your technical strategies, experiments, and lessons learned with like-minded engineers at P99 CONF 2023!

Interesting optimizations, algorithms, tooling, and other low-latency engineering strategies – it’s all fair game. Perennially popular topics include Rust rewrites, Go optimization, event streaming architectures, distributed systems, databases, Linux tracing, unikernels, virtualization, observability, Kubernetes, and performance measurement techniques.

Become a P99 CONF Speaker

There’s no other event like P99 CONF. It’s a highly-technical conference created specifically to connect and foster the community of technologists who obsess over P99 percentiles and long-tail latencies. In the open source spirit, the event is collaborative and free. Last year, we featured keynotes by Liz Rice (Isovalent), Charity Majors (Honeycomb), Bryan Cantrill (Oxide), Gil Tene (Azul), Armin Ronacher (Sentry), Avi Kivity & Dor Laor (ScyllaDB), plus dozens of tech talk by engineers at Square, Uber, Lyft, RedHat, AWS, Google, Intel, Oracle, Microsoft, Vercel, Redis & many more.

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What type of content are you looking for? Is there a theme?

P99 CONF is designed to highlight the engineering challenges and creative solutions required for low-latency, high performance distributed computing applications. We’re looking for strategies geared toward a highly technical engineer or developer. Talks typically fall into the following categories:

  • Development — Techniques in programming languages (Rust!) and operating systems
  • Architecture — High performance distributed systems, design patterns and frameworks
  • Performance — Capacity planning, benchmarking and performance testing
  • DevOps — Observability & optimization to meet SLAs
  • Use Cases — Low-latency applications in production and lessons learned

No vendor pitches will be accepted.

Where can I see examples of successful P99 CONF sessions?

Want inspiration for your submission? We just opened up access to the complete library of past P99 CONF sessions – no registration required. Just go to and binge-watch to your heart’s content. This should give you a good idea of the topics and technical depth that resonates with the P99 CONF community.

Does my presentation have to include P99s?

Not at all. In fact, some of the most popular sessions in past conferences questioned the value of P99s. For example, Gil Tene talked about “percent-lies”, Alex Hidalgo explored whether we should “throw away our nines,” and Charity Majors declared that “averages are BS, 99th% are BS, and 99.999% are BS.”

Bring us your most intriguing ideas, including potentially provocative ones. If they’re grounded in technical experience, we’d love to feature them.

If I’m selected, what is the time commitment?

Based on feedback from past presenters, we expect the total time commitment to be 4-5 hours. You’ll need to attend a 15 min speaker briefing and a separate recording appointment, all done virtually. Additionally, we ask that all speakers log onto the virtual conference platform for live Q&A during their session.

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