What we’re about
This group is addressed to London Apache Kafka users. We welcome software engineers, systems architects, data scientists, software developers and anyone interested in Apache Kafka. This group is also addressed to people interested in advanced system architecture, real-time event streaming and the Internet of Things.
Join this group if you would like to learn more about Apache Kafka and the technologies related. Also join if you'd like to share your current project experiences, hear about real life use cases, learn about best practices, how to tune your Kafka deployments and how to develop software that uses it.
We organise quarterly events where community members will talk about their experiences or about specific technical aspects. Talks will be followed by networking.
We hope these talks and networking events will make Apache Kafka London the place were the fast growing Kafka users community in London gets to know each other.
Join us on Slack: https://bit.ly/londonkafka
Upcoming events (1)See all
- IN-PERSON: Kafka Summit London MeetupKeyboards & Dreams - Coworking & Office Space, London
Join us for a special event the night before Kafka Summit London 2024 as we delve into the fascinating world of Kafka Streams. This meetup will focus on the critical role Kafka plays in enabling large enterprises connect siloed systems in large organisations.
Date and Time: 🗓️ Monday 18th, ⏰ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM 🕘
Venue: Keyboards & Dreams Royal Docks, Unit 10, 4 Hoy Street, E16 1XD
Event Theme: Connecting enterprise data with Kafka Streams
Attending Brands: OSO, Axual, Norsk Helsenett
Networking: Pizza + Beer at the end
17:00 - 17:15 Welcome intros
17:15 - 17:45 Talk 1: Disconnecting our systems with Kafka (including Q&A - hosted by OSO)
17:45 - 18:15 Break (Pizza & Drinks)
18:15 - 18:40 Talk 2: Kafka Streams use cases using KSML
18:40 - close Networking (Drinks)
🎙️ ~Talk 1~
Talk Title: Disconnecting our systems with Kafka
Summary: In NHN, we have many teams that have spawned from a patchwork of different organisations. Thusly, we have many applications, and teams, that operate as silos. Often aided by the requirements of the health care sectors governance rules about data that needs to be compartmentalised. Here we'll talk about how we are giving teams a way to collaborate and share data across silos, but without creating hard couplings.
Key talk takeaways:
- Kafka as a secure datahub between silos
- Meeting diverse needs in a larger org, but still delivering efficiently
- Empowering collaboration
🗣️ Speakers: Simon Randby & Fredrik Bekkevold - Principal Developers at Norsk helsenett
Simon works with connecting the healthcare sector in Norway at NHN. He has previously touched upon many disciplines, from refining Programvareverkstedet's operations, working on Samfundet's websites and marketing, connecting children with coding and robotics at Kodeløypa, and making awesome demos with the Ninjadev group. Loves cooking and music.
Fredrik has over 20 years of experience creating solutions, I have seen a lot. The last 6 years I have worked primarily in healthcare and Fin-Tech. Both domains have similarities and are both seen as complex. By using the right mindset, technology and just being polite, I try to reduce complexity and make things happen. And sometimes great things do happen.
🎙️ ~Talk 2~
Talk Title: Kafka Streams use cases using KSML
Summary: KSML stands for Kafka Streams Markup Language. It allows developers to write Kafka Streams apps using a combination of YAML and Python. In this talk we will demonstrate a simple use case where several Municipal Home Care Service Providers are responsible for collecting heartbeat, sleep and oxygen saturation readings from patients, and for sharing them centrally. These readings are then picked up and enriched (joined) with the patient's personal information to be exposed to researchers downstream.
Key talk takeaways:
- Learn how to write streaming applications using nothing more than YAML and some Python snippets.
- You will learn how to read and modify the flow of messages.
- Know how to get your hands on KSML.
🗣️ Speaker: Jeroen van Disseldorp - CEO & Founder of Axual
Jeroen is an entrepreneur, solution architect and all-round techie. In 2015 he founded Axual, a Dutch company that created an enterprise event streaming platform based on Apache Kafka. Before that he was Technology Officer Open Source for Capgemini where he gained extensive experience in sectors like energy, banking and central government.