June 18, 2019 | Episode 37

Deploying Confluent Platform, from Zero to Hero ft. Mitch Henderson

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Mitch Henderson (Technical Account Manager, Confluent) explains how to plan and deploy your first application running on Confluent Platform. He covers critical factors to consider, like the tools and skills you should have on hand, and how to make decisions about deployment solutions. Mitch also walks you through how to go about setting up monitoring and testing, the marks of success, and what to do after your first project launches successfully.

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Episode 38June 25, 2019 | 42 min

Rolling Kafka Upgrades and Confluent Cloud ft. Gwen Shapira

If you operate a Kafka cluster, hopefully you upgrade your brokers occasionally. Well, what if you have to do it with hundreds or thousands of brokers, such as you’d have to do if you were running Confluent Cloud? Today, Gwen Shapira shares some of the lessons she’s learned doing just that.

Episode 39June 25, 2019 | 13 min

Apache Kafka 2.3 | What's New in This Release + Updates and KIPs

Tim Berglund (Senior Director of Developer Experience, Confluent) explains the Kafka Improvement Proposals (KIPs) and what’s new in Apache Kafka 2.3.

Episode 40July 2, 2019 | 45 min

Distributed Systems Engineering with Apache Kafka ft. Jason Gustafson

Jason Gustafson dives into the challenges of working on distributed systems, particularly when it comes to a unique system like Apache Kafka. He also discusses ways in which Confluent is working with the community to solve active problems, and what it takes to be a distributed systems engineer.

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