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October 7, 2020 | Episode 122

Creating Your Own Kafka Improvement Proposal (KIP) as a Confluent Intern ft. Leah Thomas

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Ever wonder what it's like to intern at a place like Confluent? How about working with Kafka Streams and creating your own KIP? Well, that's exactly what we discuss on today's episode with Leah Thomas. Leah Thomas, who first interned as a recruiter for Confluent, quickly realized that she was enamored with the problem solving the engineering team was doing, especially with Kafka Streams. 

The next time she joined Confluent's intern program, she worked on the Streams team and helped bring KIP-450 to life. With KIP-450, Leah started learning Apache Kafka® from the inside out and how to better address the user experience. She discusses her experience with getting a KIP approved with the Apache Software Foundation and how she dove into solving the problem of hopping windows with sliding windows instead.

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