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Kafka Summit SF 2019

September 30 - October 1, 2019 | San Francisco

Gwen Shapira

Software Engineer, Confluent

Gwen is a software engineer at Confluent working on core Apache Kafka. She has 15 years of experience working with code and customers to build scalable data architectures, integrating microservices, relational and big data technologies. She currently specializes in building real-time reliable data processing pipelines using Apache Kafka. Gwen is an author of “Kafka – the Definitive Guide”, “Hadoop Application Architectures”, and a frequent presenter at industry conferences. Gwen is also a committer on the Apache Kafka and Apache Sqoop projects. When Gwen isn’t coding or arguing about protocols, you can find her pedaling on her bike.


Please Upgrade Apache Kafka. Now.

Upgrades suck. We get it. They are risky and time consuming and you have better things to do. In this talk we’ll present good reasons to upgrade anyway and give suggestions on how to de-risk your upgrades. Straight from the team that upgrades Kafka almost every week. We’ll review all ... Read More

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