How to Drive Insights from Multiple AWS Accounts into Kafka

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For May's meetup we're learning "How to drive insights form multiple AWS accounts into Kafka" with a presentation by a Senior Software engineer from Taloflow. Although no prior knowledge of Kafka is required, this presentation is geared for those with a more advanced knowledge of AWS. After the presentation we will be breaking out into smaller discussion groups, which are open to any AWS related topics, so all levels of knowledge are still encouraged to attend.

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Agenda:
6:00pm - Arrival, mingling, pizza eating
6:20pm - Welcome & Introductions
6:30pm - Presentation Begins
7:20pm - Q&A and Open Group Discussions
8:00pm - Event concludes

Talk Title:
How to Drive Insights from Multiple AWS Accounts into Kafka

Description:
This talk will provide an introduction to the AWS event bus. We'll discuss how to get infrastructure data from one AWS account to another, how to push this into SQS and then, using a tool we have written and open-sourced, how to push it into Kafka. We'll provide an explanation of how this works, valuable use cases, a powerful demo that demonstrates how this is happening live. This talk will coincide with the open source launch by Taloflow of sqs-to-kafka.

AWS level:
Advanced, although no prior knowledge of Kafka is required.

Speaker: Todd Kesselman. CTO and Chairperson at Taloflow.

Bio: Todd is a hands-on technologist with 3 decades of experience bringing technology to market. He is the inventor of the unique rules engine application on which Taloflow -- a cost optimization platform for AWS -- is built, which is the culmination of 5 years of research and work into complex rules-based systems. Todd is also a Flink and Kafka expert and a very early adopter of AWS, building large data-driven systems on the platform as early as 2007.