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Streaming Audio: A Confluent Podcast about Apache Kafka

Join Kris Jenkins and guests from the community as they discuss the latest Apache Kafka® news, use cases, and trends spanning the topics of data streaming, microservices, modern IT architectures, and the cloud.

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Episode 219June 9, 2022 | 29 min

How I Became a Developer Advocate

What is a developer advocate and how do you become one? In this episode, we have seasoned developer advocates, Kris Jenkins (Senior Developer Advocate, Confluent) and Danica Fine (Senior Developer Advocate, Confluent) answer the question by diving into how they got into the world of developer relations, what they enjoyed the most about their roles, and how you can become one.

Episode 218June 2, 2022 | 48 min

Data Mesh Architecture: A Modern Distributed Data Model

Data mesh isn’t software you can download and install, so how do you build a data mesh? In this episode, Adam Bellemare (Staff Technologist, Office of the CTO, Confluent) discusses his data mesh proof of concept and how it can help you conceptualize the ways in which implementing a data mesh could benefit your organization.

Episode 217May 26, 2022 | 55 min

Flink vs Kafka Streams/ksqlDB: Comparing Stream Processing Tools

Stream processing can be hard or easy depending on the approach you take, and the tools you choose. This sentiment is at the heart of the discussion with Matthias J. Sax (Apache Kafka PMC member; Software Engineer, ksqlDB and Kafka Streams, Confluent) and Jeff Bean (Sr. Technical Marketing Manager, Confluent). With immense collective experience in Kafka, ksqlDB, Kafka Streams, and Apache Flink, they delve into the types of stream processing operations and explain the different ways of solving for their respective issues.

Episode 216May 19, 2022 | 33 min

Practical Data Pipeline: Build a Plant Monitoring System with ksqlDB

Apache Kafka isn’t just for day jobs according to Danica Fine (Senior Developer Advocate, Confluent). It can be used to make life easier at home, too! Building out a practical Apache Kafka® data pipeline is not always complicated—it can be simple and fun. For Danica, the idea of building a Kafka-based data pipeline sprouted with the need to monitor the water level of her plants at home. In this episode, she explains the architecture of her hardware-oriented project and discusses how she integrates, processes, and enriches data using ksqlDB and Kafka Connect, a Raspberry Pi running Confluent's Python client, and a Telegram bot. Apart from the script on the Raspberry Pi, the entire project was coded within Confluent Cloud.

Episode 215May 17, 2022 | 6 min

Apache Kafka 3.2 - New Features & Improvements

Apache Kafka 3.2 delivers new KIPs in three different areas of the Kafka ecosystem: Kafka Core, Kafka Streams, and Kafka Connect. On behalf of the Kafka community, Danica Fine (Senior Developer Advocate, Confluent), shares release highlights

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Meet your host

Kris Jenkins

Kris Jenkins is a senior developer advocate for Confluent, a veteran contractor, and former CTO and co-founder of a gold-trading business. He's especially interested in software design, functional programming, real-time systems, and electronic music.

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