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, 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®.

If you’re new to Kafka, get a quick intro and then find all the resources you’ll need to continue your development at http://bit.ly/Confluent-Developer-io

We want this to be an active platform for the community, so if you would like to participate by speaking, hosting, etc, please let us know on community@confluent.io

CODE OF CONDUCT: http://bit.ly/Confluent-CoC

The Confluent Community Slack: https://launchpass.com/confluentcommunity

Nominate the next Confluent Community Catalysts:

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Upcoming events (2)

Kafkathon 2020: Hacking Event Streams Everywhere

Online Event

Hello Kafkateers! We are super excited to invite you to Kafkathon 2020, August 12-14! Kafkathon 2020 allows participants to learn, build, and teach something new. Participants will compete to solve a challenge and they will have 48 hours to complete it. The Kafkathon will be open to both individuals and representatives of organizations. To effectively provide assistance and mentorship throughout the event, we prefer participants to work in teams (we suggest teams of five people). If you are an individual looking to join a team before the event, please contact the Community Team at [masked]. ****Very Important: To register for this free event, please go to the following link:**** https://kafkathon20.eventbrite.com ---- Challenge Categories: Cloud-native and serverless applications Machine Learning applications Data Engineering Basic toolkit in Kafka Connect and ksqlDB Perform an Interesting Data Analysis Usage of real data sources DevKafkaOps tools and practices Make your own project ----- Agenda (please note: times below are in Eastern Time Zone): August 12 – Day 1 of Hacking 9:30 AM EST Registration Closes / Form Hackathon Teams 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM EST Kick-off event - Hacking begins! 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST Non-technical Q&A in #Kafkathon 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST Presentation video, Developer Advocate 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST Office hours in #Kafkathon 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST Office hours in #Kafkathon 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST Office hours in #Kafkathon August 13 – Day 2 of Hacking 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM EST Day Two Kick-off Video 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM EST Non-technical Q&A in #Kafkathon 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EST Presentation video: Developer Advocate 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST Apache Kafka Trivia Game via Zoom 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST Office hours in #Kafkathon 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST Office hours in #Kafkathon 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST Office hours in #Kafkathon August 14 – Final of Hacking 10:00 AM EST Hacking ends All teams/individuals must submit their projects for judging. August 24 – Award Ceremony 2:00 PM EST Showcase top five projects Announce first, second, and third place winners ----

Kafka Streams: Revisiting the Decisions of the Past

Online event

Hello Kafkateers! In order to do our part to help flatten the curve of the spread of COVID-19, we are moving all of our meetups online for the time being. Please find the details to join this fun and informative meetup below. ----- Agenda: 5:00pm-5:10pm Online Networking (feel free to BYOB!!) 5:10pm-6:10pm: Kafka Streams: Revisiting the Decisions of the Past (How I could have made it better), Jason Bell, Kafka DevOps Engineer @ Digitalis.io 6:10pm-6:30pm: Q&A Joining our slack space is not instant, so ensure that you are in, in time for the event, follow the steps within this link before the day of the event if you can! https://launchpass.com/confluentcommunity Find information about upcoming meetups and tons of content from past Kafka Meetups all over the world: cnfl.io/meetup-hub ----- Speaker: Jason Bell, Kafka DevOps Engineer @ Digitalis.io Title: Kafka Streams: Revisiting the Decisions of the Past (How I could have made it better) Abstract: One day a client asked the question, 'Can we stream 12TB of data a day?', leading on to a journey of discovery, learning, frustration and ultimately joy. Looking back, what could have been done differently? The Streaming API and the advent of KSQL and ksqlDB has made me think about the end-to-end process of this intensive job. In this talk I will cover the original specification of the project and consider the questions asked then, and what I would ask now. From there I'll propose a new pipeline for the original data and highlight the gotchas along the way. Ultimately this is a talk on how to dig in deep with the data and ask the right questions when designing heavy duty Kafka pipelines, especially when the data is not as neat as you'd like it. Bio: Jason Bell is a Kafka Devops Engineer for Digitalis, he is also author of the Wiley published book, "Machine Learning: Hands on for Developers and Technical Professionals", which is now in its second edition. You can follow him (at your own peril) on Twitter: @jasonbelldata 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. ---- If you would like to speak or host our next event please let us know! [masked]

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