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Observability for Apache Kafka® Client to Confluent Cloud

Hello Streamers!

Join us for a Kafka Tutorial Study Hall!

For this upcoming meetup we will be covering Observability for Apache Kafka® Client to Confluent Cloud. The session will be guided by Allison Walther of Confluent.

For more details, such as content and things you need to do before the event, see below!

12:00pm-12:10pm: Online networking and set up

12:10pm-1:00pm: Study Hall run through, Questions throughout and at the end

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Your Guide:
Allison Walther, Integration Architect, Confluent

Kafka Tutorial Study Hall Title:
Observability for Apache Kafka® Clients to Confluent Cloud

In this workshop we will use the Observability for Apache Kafka® Client to Confluent Cloud Tutorial tutorial to showcase various scenarios. We will create a Confluent Cloud cluster, run Java applications to produce data to the cluster, and run Java applications to read data from the cluster. We will use a time-series database Prometheus to store client metrics and Confluent Cloud metrics, then display that data using a visualization software Grafana. Lastly we will step through various scenarios failure scenarios, hitting usage limits, etc to see how the applications are impacted and how the dashboards reflect the scenario so you can learn what to look for.

Allison Walther is an integration architect at Confluent. She started her career working with various data systems and microservices in a DevOps setting. In the past, she has been responsible for maintaining multiple Kafka clusters, APIs, and Kafka client applications. When she is not working, Allison is training for an ultra-marathon with her partner and dog.

Know before you go
This session will utilize Confluent Cloud, a fully managed event streaming platform powered by Apache Kafka. If you'd like to work along with the tutorial in the session, please sign up for Confluent Cloud at:


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This workshop will walk through creating real Confluent Cloud resources including environments, clusters, topics and Kafka Connect clusters. To avoid unexpected charges please follow the provided guidance and destroy all resources created during the session.

Online Meetup Etiquette:
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Please hold your questions until the end of the presentation or use the zoomchat!
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