FAQ

Is Subsurface virtual or in person?

For 2023 Subsurface will be virtual on both March 1 and 2. We will be hosting attendees in San Francisco, New York and London on March 1st. It will include watching sessions live from your location, streamed and then special receptions at night. Please note you have to apply to attend. Your in person registration will be confirmed or denied within 48 hours of applying.

How do I apply to attend in person?

During registration you can add the in person city you would like to attend during check out. If approved you will be emailed within 48 hours of applying to be confirmed or denied. The ticket is good for just March 1st at the in person location. March 2nd will be hosted virtually for everyone from the comfort of your work desk.

Where are the in person events happening?

San Francisco
Bespoke – 835 Market St Suite 450, San Francisco, CA 94103

New York
Convene – 530 5th Ave Floor 10, New York, NY 10036

London
Lumiere Underwood Lofts Old Street – 6-14 Underwood St, London N1 7JQ, United Kingdom

Who should attend?

Subsurface is a technical conference tailored for data architects and data engineers like you: the data teams on the front lines building next-generation cloud data lakes. Subsurface will also be relevant for administrators for data warehouses (e.g., Snowflake, Redshift, Teradata), infrastructure engineers, and even technically minded key decision-makers.

Where can I watch the Subsurface LIVE recordings?

Some Subsurface keynotes and all breakout sessions are recorded and will be made available to watch on demand.

Why should I attend?

You’ll learn the latest information about important open source projects driving innovation in cloud data lakes, such as Apache Arrow, Iceberg, Nessie, Delta Lake, Parquet, Airflow, Arrow Flight, Dagster, Superset and Druid. You’ll learn from peers who are building cloud data lakes to solve for a wide range of use cases from data warehousing and BI to data science and advanced analytics. And you’ll join a cloud data lake community that continues after the conference to help you network and discover tips, tricks and best practices for making your own cloud data lake a success. As an added benefit, studies show that a vast majority of guests attending events by Dremio have been known to leave more elated than visitors to Santa’s Workshop, The Lost Continent of Atlantis, and the Fountain of Youth.

How much does Subsurface cost?

Thanks to our generous sponsors, Subsurface is totally free!

Is Subsurface pre-recorded or live?

Subsurface will be streaming LIVE. We know live events are just inherently more interesting, after all, anything can happen! We also know technology and network issues sometimes occur, so we’ll have pre-recorded backups that we can cut over to just in case. Assuming all goes well, we won’t need them at all.

Why is it called “Subsurface”?

We named the event Subsurface because you will dive deep below the surface of the data lake to explore technologies, the how’s and why’s, and the best practices to make your cloud data lake world-class.

You’ll receive an email with login instructions after you register and again the day before the event. The email will include your personal “magic link” which will automatically log you into the virtual event platform. From there you can set up your profile and familiarize yourself with the platform. On the morning of the conference, we’ll email you again to remind you that it’s about to start. Our event platform is browser-based and easy to join and use, with no software downloads or a hairy setup. At Subsurface, you will enjoy a modern cloud experience.

Were previous Subsurface LIVE talks recorded?

Yes, as long as you register, even if you are unable to attend the live event. If you miss something or just want to refresh, you will be able to log in and watch any of the sessions. You can check out the sessions from past Subsurface events here.

Is there an “exhibitor hall” of some sort?

Yes. You’ll be able to virtually visit exhibitor booths to learn about the latest industry innovations, get live demos and ask your burning questions. You’ll also be able to jump into topic-based Slack channels with other attendees, speakers, the event sponsors, and the open source project leads to get questions answered, watch demos and more.

What about SWAG? I love SWAG!

Yes indeed, the first 500 attendees who register AND attend the event (virtually or in person) we’ll be sending out the official Subsurface shirt. Stay vigilant for all our swag promotions as we will be doing many leading up to the event. In addition we have a ton of items that we will be raffling off during the event on March 1 & 2. These giveaways will only be available to attendees in North America and Europe.

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