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Episode 118September 15, 2020 | 47 min

Top 6 Things to Know About Apache Kafka ft. Gwen Shapira

This year, Confluent turns six! In honor of this milestone, we are taking a very special moment to celebrate with Gwen Shapira by highlighting the top six things everyone should know about Apache Kafka.

Episode 98May 4, 2020 | 48 min

Apache Kafka Fundamentals: The Concept of Streams and Tables ft. Michael Noll

If you’ve ever wondered what Apache Kafka® is, what it’s used for, or wanted to learn Kafka architecture and all its components, buckle up! In today’s episode, Michael Noll and Tim Berglund discuss a series of fundamental questions: What is Kafka? What is an event? How do we organize and store events? And what is Kafka Streams?

Episode 89March 24, 2020 | 25 min

Ask Confluent #17: The “What is Apache Kafka?” Episode ft. Tim Berglund

Ask Confluent is back! Gwen and Tim talk through how to submit a proposal and get accepted to conferences, the secret for a long marriage, REST Proxy, and how Kafka relates to Splunk. For those who have just started integrating Kafka, Tim and Gwen provide pointers about how to go about understanding it.

Episode 68November 18, 2019 | 46 min

Installing Apache Kafka with Ansible ft. Viktor Gamov and Justin Manchester

Ansible keeps your Apache Kafka® deployment, management, and installation consistent, and helps you implement best practices that make it easy to get started. Justin Manchester (Platform DevOps Engineer, Confluent) and Viktor Gamov (Developer Advocate, Confluent) discuss the problems that Ansible is trying to solve, enabling collaboration and optimizing all components for top performance.

Episode 48August 19, 2019 | 42 min

Teaching Apache Kafka Online with Stéphane Maarek

Streaming Audio welcomes Stéphane Maarek to discuss how he got started with online teaching on Udemy, the challenges he faces as an instructor, his approach to answering hard questions, and the projects he is currently working on.

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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