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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.


Kafka on Kubernetes: Keeping It Simple

If you’ve ever thought that running Kafka on Kubernetes was a terrible idea, welcome to the club: that’s what we thought as well. When we migrated Etsy’s Kafka deployment from bare metal to GCP, we made a surprising discovery: running Kafka on Kubernetes was the best option for us — ... Read More

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