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Listen to Tim Berglund, Gwen Shapira, and guests unpack a variety of topics surrounding Apache Kafka®, Confluent, real-time data streaming, and the cloud.

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Episode 106June 24, 2020 | 40 min

Growing the Event Streaming Community During COVID-19 ft. Ale Murray

We've all been affected by COVID-19 in one way or another, resulting in big changes in workplace functionality, productivity, and even our relationships within the Apache Kafka and Confluent communities as meetings and events have needed to turn virtual. Ale Murray shares interesting trends, changes in community metrics, and what we’ve done to adapt as a response.

Episode 105June 17, 2020 | 40 min

From Monolith to Microservices with Sam Newman

Author Sam Newman catches up with Tim Berglund in the virtual studio on what microservices are, how they work, the drawbacks of microservices, what splitting the monolith looks like, and patterns to look for. The pair talk through Sam's book “Monolith to Microservices” chapter by chapter, looking at key components of microservices in more detail.

Episode 104June 8, 2020 | 51 min

Exploring Event Streaming Use Cases with µKanren ft. Tim Baldridge

Tim Baldridge joins us on Streaming Audio to talk about event streaming, stream processing use cases, and µKanren.

Episode 103June 1, 2020 | 40 min

Introducing JSON and Protobuf Support ft. David Araujo and Tushar Thole

Confluent Platform 5.5 introduces long-awaited JSON Schema and Protobuf support in Confluent Schema Registry and across other platform components.

Episode 102May 27, 2020 | 42 min

Scaling Apache Kafka in Retail with Microservices ft. Matt Simpson from Boden

Matt Simpson shares about how Kafka has helped Boden digitize their business, transitioning from catalogs to online sales, tracking stock, and identifying buying patterns. Matt also shares about what he's learned through using Kafka as well as the challenges of being a product master. And lastly, what is Matt excited for for the future of Boden? Find out in this episode!

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Meet your hosts

Tim Berglund

Tim Berglund is a teacher, author, and technology leader with Confluent, where he serves as the senior director of developer advocacy. He can frequently be found at speaking at conferences in the U.S. and all over the world. Tim is the co-presenter of various O'Reilly training videos on topics ranging from Git to distributed systems, and he is the author of "Gradle Beyond the Basics." He lives in Littleton, CO, U.S., with the wife of his youth.

Gwen Shapira

Gwen Shapira is an engineering leader at Confluent. She has over 15 years of experience working with code and customers to build scalable data architectures, integrating relational and big data technologies. Gwen is the author of "Kafka: The Definitive Guide" and "Hadoop Application Architectures." Gwen is a frequent presenter at industry conferences, a PMC member on the Apache Kafka project, and a committer on Apache Sqoop™. When Gwen isn't building data pipelines or thinking up new features, you can find her pedaling on her bike exploring the roads and trails of California, and beyond.

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