What we're about

This Meetup Group will focus on the Apache Kafka® technology and its ecosystem, also allowing its members to interact and share their use cases, do and don't, how to's, etc.

We will also hear about the Confluent Platform and topics like Kafka's Connect API and streaming data pipelines, Kafka’s Streams API and stream processing, Security, Microservices and anything else related to Apache Kafka.

If you want to hear about a particular topic please let us know and we will try to find the best possible speaker. We are also very open to this being an active platform for the community, so if you would like to participate in other ways like speaking, hosting, writing a blog, etc, please let us know on community@confluent.io

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Dissolving the Problem: Kafka® is more ACID Than Your Database

Join us for our first Apache Kafka meetup on September 16th from 6:00pm, kindly hosted by our friends at Nordea Bank in Gdańsk. The address, agenda and speaker information can be found below. See you there! ----- Agenda: 6:00pm: Doors open 6:00pm - 6:30pm: Pizza, Drinks and Networking 6:30pm - 7:15pm: Dissolving the Problem: Kafka is more ACID Than Your Database, Tim Berglund, Director of Developer Experience, Confluent 7:15pm - 7:45pm: Kafka at the heart of a large corporation, Hao Shen, Chief Developer, Nordea 7:45pm - 8:00pm - Additional Q&A & Networking ----- First Talk Speaker: Tim Berglund, Director of Developer Experience, Confluent Title: Dissolving the Problem: Kafka is more ACID Than Your Database Abstract: It has become at truism in the past decade that building systems at scale, using non-relational databases, requires giving up on the transactional guarantees afforded by the relational databases of yore, ACID transactional semantics are fine, but we all know you can’t have them all in a distributed system. Or can we? In this talk, Tim will argue that by designing our systems around a distributed log like Kafka, we can in fact achieve ACID semantics at scale. We can ensure that distributed write operations can be applied atomically, consistently, in isolation between services, and of course with durability. What seems to be a counterintuitive conclusion ends up being straightforwardly achievable using existing technologies, as an elusive set of properties becomes relatively easy to achieve with the right architectural paradigm underlying the application. Bio: Tim is a teacher, author, and technology leader with Confluent, where he serves as the Senior Director of Developer Experience. He can frequently be found at speaking at conferences in the United States and all over the world. He is the co-presenter of various O’Reilly training videos on topics ranging from Git to Distributed Systems, and is the author of Gradle Beyond the Basics. He tweets as @tlberglund, blogs very occasionally at http://timberglund.com, writes at https://cnfl.io/blog-tim-berglund, is the co-host of the http://devrelrad.io podcast, and lives in Littleton, CO, USA with the wife of his youth and their youngest child, the other two having mostly grown up. --- Second Talk Speaker: Hao Shen, Chief Developer, Nordea Title: Kafka at the heart of a large corporation Abstract: Learn how Nordea have challenged their death star architecture by moving to Kafka. While Kafka had been more widely adopted across many IT departments in perhaps less critical applications, it certainly wasn’t the case when Nordea Markets started its journey with Kafka almost 4 years ago. We will share our experiences, learnings, what Nordea did to offer Kafka as a compliant low touch/no touch internal service suitable for an enterprise with a very large and diverse IT landscape, and our future ambitions with the platform. Bio: Hao has worked in many consulting and technology companies before joining Nordea two years ago. At Nordea he plays a vital technology leadership role developing its Kafka-as-a-Service platform, mentoring people and driving our event driven and streaming architectures. ----- KAFKA SUMMIT SF 2019: 30th September til the 1st October - We are able to offer you a 25% discount on the standard priced ticket for Kafka Summit San Francisco (September 30th & October 1st). To redeem it, please go to bit.ly/KSummitMeetupInvite, click ‘register’, select ‘Conference Pass’ and enter the community promo code “KS19Meetup”. ----- Don't forget to join our Community Slack Team! https://launchpass.com/confluentcommunity If you would like to speak or host our next event please let us know! [masked] NOTE: We are unable to cater for any attendees under the age of 18. Please do not sign up for this event if you are under 18.

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