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Kafka Summit SF 2019

September 30 - October 1, 2019 | San Francisco


Nikki Thean

Staff Engineer, Etsy

Nikki is a Staff Engineer at Etsy, where she works on Etsy’s Kafka deployment and client streaming applications. As a member of the data platform team, she also works on Hadoop and Vertica. She is an Apache Kafka contributor and co-maintains of some of Etsy’s open source projects. She was born in Kuala Lumpur and graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Not Computer Science.


Migrating Kafka to the Cloud: Why We Chose Kubernetes

Cloud migration: it’s practically a rite of passage for anyone who’s built infrastructure on bare metal. When we migrated our 5-year-old Kafka deployment from the datacenter to GCP, we were faced with the task of making our highly mutable server infrastructure more cloud-friendly. This led to a surprising decision: we ... Read More

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