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October 28, 2020 | Episode 126

Most Terrifying Apache Kafka JIRAs of 2020 ft. Anna McDonald

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It’s Halloween again, which means Anna McDonald (Staff Technical Account Manager, Confluent) is back for another spooktacular episode of Streaming Audio.

In this episode, Anna shares six of the most spine-chilling, hair-raising  Apache Kafka® JIRAs from the past year. Her job is to help hunt down problems like these and dig up skeletons like: 

If JIRAs are undead monsters, Anna is practically a zombie slayer. Get a haunting taste of the horrors that she's battled with as she shares about each of these Kafka updates. Keep calm and scream on in today’s special episode of Streaming Audio!

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