Apache Kafka and Confluent on Google Cloud

Bay Area Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Meetup
Bay Area Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Meetup
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Hi everyone,

In light of the COVID-19 situation, we will be live streaming GCP Meetups until further notice. Please join us for our first livestream along with our partner Confluent. As always, feel free to reach out if you have any Google Cloud related questions. Event details below. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

This event is planned with our friends at the Bay Area Apache Kafka Group: https://www.meetup.com/KafkaBayArea/
4:00pm-4:10pm: Online Networking
4:10pm-5:15pm: Viktor Gamov, Confluent & Jason (Jay) Smith, Google (Includes Q&A)
5:15pm: Log in or Join Confluent's Slack Space* (https://launchpass.com/confluentcommunity) and go to #events to ask any follow up questions!

Joining Confluent's slack space is not instant, so ensure that you follow the steps within this link before the day of the event if you can! https://launchpass.com/confluentcommunity

Talk: Apache Kafka®: The Next Gen Event Streaming System

When it comes time to choose a distributed messaging system, the answer is increasingly - Apache Kafka®.

What if you need more than publish and subscribe messaging, but also long-term storage (spoiler: Core Kafka), a flexible integration framework (another spoiler: Kafka Connect), and a means of deploying real-time stream processing applications (another one: Kafka Streams) at scale?

The answer is still Apache Kafka - a next-generation event streaming platform.

This session introduces the foundations of Apache Kafka® and walks through some code examples. Jay and Viktor will demonstrate how to begin using Kafka on Google Cloud with Confluent Operator on GKE and Serverless Kafka via Confluent Cloud. We will also demonstrate streaming applications using Google Cloud Run and Knative Eventing with Kafka.

Speaker 1: Viktor Gamov, Confluent

Viktor Gamov is a Developer Advocate at Confluent, the company that makes an event streaming platform based on Apache Kafka.

In his consultancy days, Viktor developed comprehensive expertise in building enterprise application architectures using open source technologies. He enjoys helping architects and developers to design and develop low latency, scalable and highly available distributed systems. As a professional conference speaker on distributed systems, streaming data, JVM and DevOps topics, he is also a regular on events including JavaOne, Devoxx, OSCON, QCon, and others.

Co-authored O’Reilly’s «Enterprise Web Development.»
Blogs at http://gamov.io and co-hosts DevRelRad.io.
Follow Viktor on Twitter @gamussa, where he posts there about gym life, food, open source, and, of course, Kafka and Confluent!

Speaker 2: Jason (Jay) Smith

Jason (Jay) Smith is a Customer Engineer at Google Cloud. He specializes in Event driven serverless containers with Confluent Cloud on GCP.

Blogs: thejaysmith.com
Twitter: @thejaysmith

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