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Dave Klein

Developer Advocate



Dave is a developer advocate who loves helping Python developers take advantage of streaming data. Dave has also been an application developer, project manager (recovered), trainer, conference speaker, co-author of Kafka in Action, and a homeschooling father of fourteen children. If he had any spare time, he’d enjoy hiking, reading, and playing with the grandchildren.

Involvement in the community

Dave has been actively involved in the Kafka/Confluent community since 2019 as a Confluent customer, a Confluent employee, and a Confluent alumni. He helps to organize the St. Louis Apache Kafka Meetup and speaks at various meetups and conferences on Kafka and related data technologies.