QueryCon 2019

New York, NY June 20, 2019, June 21, 2019


CFP closed at  June 01, 2019 14:06 UTC

QueryCon 2019

QueryCon is a two-day osquery conference and workshop focused on bringing together security, devops, macadmins, and other experts in the osquery community. QueryCon is now in its second year, with its new host Trail of Bits and a new location in New York City.

Following last year’s format, there will be a single speaking track, and a community workshop.


Thursday June 20th and Friday June 21st, 2019, 09:00am - 04:30PM EDT

Location and venue

Convene at 32 Old Slip, New York, NY 10005


Please visit the QueryCon website for more details.

CFP Description

QueryCon 2019 is seeking applications for talks that focus on emergent topics affecting the landscape & development of osquery.

We are looking for both technical talks from project contributors and in-depth accounts of osquery use in the real world. Your audience is a gathering of other top osquery experts. The goal of QueryCon is to foster a friendly exchange of expertise and new ideas in a collaborative atmosphere. The ideal submissions will be high-quality, engaging talks that both inform and educate. All of the accepted presenters will receive a free ticket.

Last year’s topics included: a look at osquery internals, a plan for growing the osquery project and community, using osquery in production, system auditing with osquery, incident response with osquery, osquery development, osquery extensions, osquery roadmap and strategy, integrating osquery with network traffic inspection engines, osquery and log processing, using osquery with container environments, osquery in the SOC, and more.

Speaking slots are 25-30 minutes, and we encourage submitters to tailor their presentation accordingly, including allowing time at the end for questions and discussion. If you want a longer or shorter time, please tell us in your submission.

Our goal is to ensure all talks center around open-source tools, and that attendees can easily utilize all of the available tools and software discussed in our speaker’s presentations. Please refrain from submitting talks that advertise, demo or heavily discuss any osquery commercial offerings.

We will evaluate each proposal on it own merits, regardless of the speaker’s ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, etc. We strive to be encouraging and inclusive of everyone in our community.

Who Should Submit

If you are an active member of the osquery community, if you use osquery to detect real threats in your network, if your company contributes to the development of osquery, or if you have a large-scale osquery deployment — we want you to submit.

Suggested topics:

  • osquery deployment
  • osquery core development
  • osquery internals deep dive
  • osquery extensions
  • threat hunting with osquery
  • scalable osquery operations
  • how you are integrating osquery into other frameworks
  • osquery power-user knowledge sharing
  • future of the osquery project

What to submit

Your submission for a talk must include the following sections:

Title of Presentation:

This is how your talk will be listed on the conference schedule.

Elevator Pitch

In a short paragraph, convince us why you should be selected to speak at QueryCon. Tell us your intended audience, and who will get the most out of it. Tell us what you will demonstrate or teach the audience, and what you want them to take away from it.


In 500 words or less, summarize your talk. This will be used or adapted for the QueryCon website and program schedule.

Speaker Profile

Provide your name (no pseudonyms, please), title(s), and speaker profile. This is not a blind review process, and your name will not be hidden from the review committee during the selection process.

Contact information

Please provide your email and phone number (only for the review committee, if needed). If you would like to be tagged, you may provide a website link or social media handle.

If your talk is accepted, we will request a professional headshot photograph for the QueryCon website.

Special needs

If you require any provisions or accommodations other than electricity, an HDMI hookup, and wireless internet access, then please let us know. Our goal is to be an accessible and inclusive conference.