Listen to Tim Berglund, Gwen Shapira, and guests unpack a variety of topics surrounding Apache Kafka®, Confluent, real-time data streaming, and the cloud.
During his time at Twitter, Sam Ritchie led the development of Summingbird, a project that helped Twitter ingest and process massive amounts of data, relieving some key pain points for developers at Twitter. In this episode, Sam dives teaches us some abstract algebra and explains how it has informed his attempts to make stream processing programs easy to write in a more general way.
James Urquhart (Global Field CTO, VMware) is writing a book about worldly mapping and evaluating user needs in order to make event streaming a more economic choice for users. James argues that reducing the cost of integration does not deter people from buying but instead encourages creativity to find more uses for integration.
Kent Beck chats about various topics of broad interest to developers, including some of his books. He shares about what it’s like to experiment and implement new ideas, especially when others doubt what you're trying to achieve, as well as the difference between refactoring and tidying, his involvement with agile software and test-driven development, and what exactly test-commit-revert is. And yes, Kent talks a little bit about event streaming too!
Jay Kreps to talk about stream processing, his early coding days at LinkedIn, starting Confluent, the highs, the lows, and everything in between.
Nick Dearden explains the five stages of streaming maturity, from the first streaming project you ever build all the way to a state where an entire organization is transformed to think in terms of real-time, event-driven systems.
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 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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