This Meetup Group will focus on the Apache Kafka® technology and its ecosystem, also allowing its members to interact and share their use cases, dos and don’ts, how tos, etc.
We will also hear about the Confluent Platform, Confluent Cloud and topics like Kafka’s Connect API and streaming data pipelines, ksqlDB, Kafka’s Streams API and stream processing, Security, Microservices and anything else related to Apache Kafka®.
Find out about other upcoming online meetups and recordings from past Kafka Meetups all over the world: cnfl.io/meetup-hub
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4:00pm-4:05pm: Online Networking
4:05pm-4:50pm: Alex Woolford, Confluent (Q&A included)
4:50pm: Log in or Join our Slack Space (cnfl.io/slack) and go to #events to ask any follow up questions!
Speaker: Alex Woolford
Talk: Real-time recommendations with Snowplow, Kafka, and Neo4j
Abstract: The value of the information gleaned from a web session often has a very short half-life. Post-hoc analysis is often too late to be actionable. In this short talk, we’ll show you how to generate customer profiles, and build a real-time recommendation engine with clickstream events sourced from Snowplow.
Bios: Alex is a systems engineer at Confluent, the company founded by the original creators of Apache Kafka.
He’s been working with a diverse set of open source technologies for the past 7 years, specifically Hadoop et. al, StreamSets, and most recently Kafka. Alex maintains a YouTube channel of geeky practical examples which can be found at https://www.youtube.com/c/alexwoolford.
Outside of work he enjoys floating in a tank, playing guitar (very, very badly), and yelling from the sidelines at his kids sporting events.
Online Meetup Etiquette:
•Please unmute yourself when you have a question.
•Please hold your questions until the end of the presentation or use the zoomchat!
•Please arrive on time as zoom meetings can become locked for many reasons (though if you get locked out a recording will be available, but you may have to wait a little while for it!
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