Apache Kafka is changing the way we build scalable and highly available software systems. Providing a simplified path to eventual consistency and event sourcing Kafka gives us the platform to make these patterns a reality for a much broader segment of applications and customers than was possible in the past. Cloud Events is an interoperable specification for eventing that is part of the CNCF. This session will combine open source and open standards to show you how you can build highly reliable application that scale linearly, provide interoperability and are easily extensible leveraging both push and pull semantics. Concrete real world examples will be shown of how Kafka makes event sourcing more approachable and how streams and events complement each other including the difference between business events and technical events.