July 2, 2019 | Episode 40

Distributed Systems Engineering with Apache Kafka ft. Jason Gustafson

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Ever wonder what it’s like to be a distributed systems engineer at Confluent? Core Kafka Engineer 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.

As always, Confluent is looking for engineers who are interested in distributed systems, and you don’t have to have 10 years of experience to do it!

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