June 8, 2020 | Episode 104

Exploring Event Streaming Use Cases with µKanren ft. Tim Baldridge

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Tim Baldridge (Senior Software Engineer, Cisco) joins us on Streaming Audio to talk about event streaming, stream processing use cases, and µKanren. 

First, Tim shares about his work at Cisco related to intaking viruses, the backend, and finding new ways to process data. Later, Tim talks about interesting bank and airline use cases, as well as his time at Walmart, taking a closer look at specific retail use cases and the product that Walmart used to process data streams. 

If you’re curious about what µKanren is, how it relates to relational programming, the complex math that goes into the workflow of µKanren, and how Apache Kafka® holds up to all other event streaming platforms, Tim also dives into that too. 

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Episode 106June 24, 2020 | 40 min

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

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Episode 107June 29, 2020 | 43 min

Open Source Workflow Automation with Apache Kafka ft. Bernd Ruecker

Bernd Ruecker, a co-founder and the chief technologist at Camunda, talks through the company's journey, how he ended up in open source, and all things automation. Bernd also dives into dead letter topics in Kafka, software interacting with software, orchestration tension, and best practices for approaching challenges that pop up along the way. This episode will take you through a thorough introduction of the Komodo Cloud as well as Camunda’s Kafka connector.

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