June 24, 2020 | Episode 106

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

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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 (Global Community Manager, Confluent) shares interesting trends, changes in community metrics, and what we’ve done to adapt as a response. Ale also explains what makes a comprehensive community program and the value of community meetups in light of the pandemic. 

Despite how much we miss in-person interactions, by digitizing events and focusing on the community, we saw great growth in attendance and engagement across our Slack community, online hackathons, MVP program, and online meetups over the last couple of months, proving that nothing can stop this amazing community from thriving.

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