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Episode 147March 8, 2021 | 45 min

The Human Side of Apache Kafka and Microservices ft. SPOUD

Should enterprises be scared of Kafka? Why can it be hard to adopt Kafka? How do you drive Kafka adoption internally? All good questions, which Sam Benz (CTO) and Patrick Bönzli (Product Owner) address. They also explain how their company, SPOUD, has fully embraced Kafka for data delivery, which has proven to be successful for SPOUD since 2016 across various industries and use cases.

Episode 146March 3, 2021 | 33 min

Gamified Fitness at Synthesis Software Technologies Using Apache Kafka and IoT

Synthesis Software Technologies, a Confluent partner, is migrating an existing behavioral IoT framework into Kafka to streamline and normalize vendor information. Nick Walker (Principle of Streaming) and Yoni Lew (DevOps Developer) of Synthesis discuss how they use Apache Kafka with the existing behavioral data that they collect.

Episode 145February 22, 2021 | 48 min

Becoming Data Driven with Apache Kafka and Stream Processing ft. Daniel Jagielski

When it comes to adopting event-driven architectures, a couple of key considerations often arise: the way that an asynchronous core interacts with external synchronous systems and the question of “how do I refactor my monolith into services?” Daniel Jagielski, a consultant working as a tech lead/dev manager at VirtusLab for Tesco, recounts how these very themes emerged in his work with European clients, specifically Tesco.

Episode 142February 8, 2021 | 48 min

Building a Microservices Architecture with Apache Kafka at Nationwide Building Society ft. Rob Jackson

Nationwide Building Society, a financial institution in the United Kingdom with 137 years of history and over 18,000 employees, relies on Apache Kafka for their event streaming needs. But how did this come to be? In this episode, Tim Berglund talks with Rob Jackson (Principal Architect, Nationwide) about their Kafka adoption journey as they celebrate two years in production.

Episode 132December 7, 2020 | 42 min

Apache Kafka and Porsche: Fast Cars and Fast Data ft. Sridhar Mamella

Apache Kafka + Porsche = Fast cars and fast data! Sridhar Mamella (Platform Manager, Data Stream Platforms, Porsche) discusses how Kafka’s event streaming technology powers Porsche through their StreamZilla platform.

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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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