Past Meetup

KSQL & Event-Powered Kafka Rails Services

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500 3rd St. Suite 510 · San Francisco, CA

How to find us

Take the elevator/stairs to the 5th floor and follow the signs up to the roof.

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Join us at the Doximity headquarters for the second meetup of 2018 and enjoy our brand new roof deck. Food and drinks will be provided.

5:30 PM: Doors Open, drinks, food, networking

* Stella Cotton (Heroku, ) -- So You’ve Got Yourself a Kafka: Event-Powered Rails Services

* Hojjat Jafarpour (Confluent, ) -- KSQL: Streaming SQL Engine for Apache Kafka

7:30-8:00PM: Q&A with speakers, final notes.

**So You’ve Got Yourself a Kafka: Event-Powered Rails Services**

Stella Cotton is a Ruby engineer at Heroku and co-founder of AndConf and Fog City Ruby. She loves good abstractions and boring technology.


**KSQL: Streaming SQL Engine for Apache Kafka**

Hojjat Jafarpour
KSQL Project Lead and Software Engineer, Confluent

Hojjat created the KSQL project at Confluent and is the lead engineer for the project. Before joining Confluent he has worked at NEC Labs, Informatica, Quantcast and Tidemark on various big data management projects. He has a PhD in computer science from UC Irvine where he worked on scalable stream processing and publish/subscribe systems.


Doximity is the leading social network for healthcare professionals with over 70% of U.S. doctors as members. We have strong revenues, profits, real market traction, and we're putting a dent in the inefficiencies of our $2.5 trillion U.S. healthcare system.

After the iPhone, Doximity is the fastest adopted product by doctors of all time. Our founder, Jeff Tangney, is the founder & former President and COO of Epocrates (IPO in 2010), and Nate Gross is the founder of digital health accelerator RockHealth. Our investors include top venture capital firms who've invested in Box, Salesforce, Skype, SpaceX, Tesla Motors, Twitter, Tumblr, Mulesoft, and Yammer. Our beautiful office is located in SoMa San Francisco. See open positions: