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Episode 31May 8, 2019 | 33 min

Ask Confluent #13: Machine Learning with Kai Waehner

Gwen and Kai chat about machine learning architectures, and whether software engineers and data science can learn to get along.

Episode 28April 17, 2019 | 22 min

Ask Confluent #12: In Search of the Lost Offsets

Stanislav Kozlovski joins us to discuss common pitfalls when using Kafka consumers and a new KIP that promises to make consumer restarts much smoother.

Episode 25March 26, 2019 | 14 min

Ask Confluent #11: More Services, More Metrics, More Fun

Do metrics for detecting clients from old versions actually exist? Or is Gwen making features up? This and more useful advice is coming up on today's episode of Ask Confluent.

Episode 19February 20, 2019 | 21 min

Ask Confluent #10: Cooperative Rebalances for Kafka Connect ft. Konstantine Karantasis

Gwen Shapira speaks with Konstantine Karantasis, software engineer at Confluent, about the latest improvements to Kafka Connect and how to run the Confluent CLI on Windows.

Episode 16January 8, 2019 | 15 min

Ask Confluent #9: With and Without ZooKeeper

Gwen asks: What happens when garbage collection causes Kafka to pause? And how do we run a Schema Registry cluster? We’ll find out in this episode of Ask Confluent.

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Meet your hosts

Tim Berglund

Tim Berglund is a teacher, author, and technology leader with Confluent, where he serves as the senior director of developer advocacy. He can frequently be found at speaking at conferences in the U.S. and all over the world. Tim is the co-presenter of various O'Reilly training videos on topics ranging from Git to distributed systems, and he is the author of "Gradle Beyond the Basics." He lives in Littleton, CO, U.S., with the wife of his youth.

Gwen Shapira

Gwen Shapira is an engineering leader at Confluent. She has over 15 years of experience working with code and customers to build scalable data architectures, integrating relational and big data technologies. Gwen is the author of "Kafka: The Definitive Guide" and "Hadoop Application Architectures." Gwen is a frequent presenter at industry conferences, a PMC member on the Apache Kafka project, and a committer on Apache Sqoop™. When Gwen isn't building data pipelines or thinking up new features, you can find her pedaling on her bike exploring the roads and trails of California, and beyond.

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