Kafka on Kubernetes: Just because you can, doesn't mean you should!

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Hi all,

Hope everyone is enjoying their Summer and looking forward to the 4th of July weekend! We welcome welcome back Victor Gamov from Confluent, who will be speaking about Kafka on Kubernetes.

Additionally, Stefan Thorpe from Caylent will be giving a informative talk on "Case Studies for Deploying Containers in your Organization," where he'll walk you through a number of trends and best practices he's seen in the industry.

Our last speaker is Jesse White of StratFirm, who's going to go over best practices backup and restoring with a look to Rancher's native tools, as well and vanialla Kubernetes implementations.

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Looking forward to seeing you there!

Talk #1:
Kafka on Kubernetes: Just because you can, doesn't mean you should!

Abstract:

When it comes to choosing a distributed streaming platform for real-time data pipelines, everyone knows the answer: Apache Kafka! And when it comes to deploying applications at scale without needing to integrate different pieces of infrastructure yourself, the answer nowadays is increasingly Kubernetes. However, with all great things, the devil is truly in the details. While Kubernetes does provide all the building blocks that are needed, a lot of thought is required to truly create an enterprise-grade Kafka platform that can be used in production. In this technical deep dive, Viktor will go through challenges and pitfalls of managing Kafka on Kubernetes as well as the goals and lessons learned from the development of the Confluent Operator for Kubernetes.

Speaker Bio:
Viktor Gamov is a Developer Advocate at Confluent, the company that makes a streaming platform based on Apache Kafka. Working in the field, Viktor Gamov developed comprehensive expertise in building enterprise application architectures using open source technologies. He enjoys helping different organizations design and develop low latency, scalable and highly available distributed systems.

Talk #2:
Case Studies for Deploying Containers in your Organization

Speaker Bio:
Stefan Thorpe is an IT professional with 20 years management and hands-on experience providing technical solutions to support strategic business objectives. A proven architect, gaining cross-functional cooperation and collaboration during multi-million pound projects involving Dublin Airport Authority, Royal Bank of Scotland, Siemens Electrical LLC. Stefan is the co-founder of Caylent, and the VP of engineering at Cherre for Cherre.

Talk #3:
Using the "The Kubernetes Adoption Framework": Deep dive into backups and disaster recovery.

Speaker Bio:
Jesse is a published author, speaker, and experienced engineering leader who's focused on building and running deeply impactful strategic transformations, high energy startup engineering teams, enterprise-focused incubators, accelerators, and innovation labs that build technology in the cloud, container, and DevOps space. Jesse is the founder of StratFirm.

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Confluent, founded by the original creators of Apache Kafka®, pioneered the enterprise-ready event streaming platform. With Confluent, organizations benefit from the first event streaming platform built for the enterprise with the ease-of-use, scalability, security and flexibility required by the most discerning global companies to run their business in real time.