May 13, 2020 | Episode 99

Kubernetes Meets Apache Kafka ft. Kelsey Hightower

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Kelsey Hightower was already an advocate, just like all other developers, long before joining Google officially as a developer advocate and Kubernetes expert. Gaining trust in your product, process, and the way you develop code requires the ability to explain those things well. 

Kelsey reflects on the journey that brought him to where he is today and how Kubernetes has evolved over the years too, including what makes Kubernetes so successful. But Tim is not the only one with questions. Kelsey asks a few of his own: does Apache Kafka® want to be a database? Does Kafka want to be a system of record? Is there overlap between Kubernetes and Kafka? Can you run Kafka on Kubernetes?

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Episode 100May 18, 2020 | 47 min

AMA with Tim Berglund | Streaming Audio Special

Happy 100th episode! To celebrate, Ben Stopford asks Tim a range of questions from his career, his time at Confluent, Marvel vs. DC, and what he looks for in a new hire, to how to nail your next conference talk.

Episode 101May 20, 2020 | 31 min

Connecting Snowflake and Apache Kafka ft. Isaac Kunen

Isaac Kunen discusses the Snowflake Kafka Connector and some of the unique challenges and adaptations it has had to undergo, as well as the interesting history behind the connector. In addition, he shares how Snowflake is taking on event streaming by implementing the Kafka connector and what he hopes to see in the future with Kafka releases.

Episode 102May 27, 2020 | 42 min

Scaling Apache Kafka in Retail with Microservices ft. Matt Simpson from Boden

Matt Simpson shares about how Kafka has helped Boden digitize their business, transitioning from catalogs to online sales, tracking stock, and identifying buying patterns. Matt also shares about what he's learned through using Kafka as well as the challenges of being a product master. And lastly, what is Matt excited for for the future of Boden? Find out in this episode!

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