First Lisbon Apache Kafka Meetup

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Marionete office

Praca Duque de Saldanha 1, floor 7-F1 · Lisbon

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Join us for our first Apache Kafka meetup on April, 19th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, hosted at Marionete offices in Lisbon.

The agenda and speaker information can be found below. See you there!



18:45 - Doors open
18:45 - Food+Drinks, Networking
19.15 - Welcome & Introduction to the new Meetup
19:30 - An Introduction to Kafka with Ben Stopford (online presentation)
20:00 - Break
20:15 - Kafka Demo: Laura
20:30 - Closing and Networking


Online Presentation

Ben Stopford

Ben Stopford is an engineer and architect working on the Apache Kafka Core Team at Confluent (the company behind Apache Kafka). A specialist in data, both from a technology and an organisational perspective, Ben previously spent five years leading data integration at a large investment bank, using a central streaming database. His earlier career spanned a variety of projects at Thoughtworks and UK-based enterprise companies. He writes at

An Introduction to Kafka

Kafka™ is used for building real-time data pipelines and streaming apps. It is horizontally scalable, fault-tolerant, wicked fast, and runs in production in thousands of companies.



David Navalho

David is a BigData engineer working at Marionete. A specialist in Distributed Systems, David has spent the last years working with and developing BigData Distributed solutions. His earlier career has him with an academic background, teaching and researching in the area of Distributed Systems, and CRDTs (Conflict-free Replicated Data Types).

Title: Laura live demo

Laura is a Marionete internal team project. It's a restaurant recommendation system over twitter, using BigData tools such as Apache Kafka and Spark.


Special thanks to Marionete ( ( who are hosting us for this event.

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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.