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Episode 117August 31, 2020 | 48 min

5 Years of Event Streaming and Counting ft. Gwen Shapira, Ben Stopford, and Michael Noll

Gwen Shapira, Ben Stopford, and Michael Noll meet up virtually to talk about event streaming, how it has changed with Apache Kafka in the last five years, and what the next five years have in store.

Episode 114August 12, 2020 | 41 min

Developer Advocacy (and Kafka Summit) in the Pandemic Era

COVID-19 has changed the face of meetings and events, halting all in-person gatherings and forcing companies to adapt on the fly. In today's episode of Streaming Audio, the Confluent developer advocates come together to discuss how their jobs have changed during the worldwide pandemic.

Episode 106June 24, 2020 | 40 min

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

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 shares interesting trends, changes in community metrics, and what we’ve done to adapt as a response.

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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