Learn about Apache Kafka with Ryan Pridgeon

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201 S. Tryon Street, 15th Floor · Charlotte, NC

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Streaming platforms have emerged as a popular new trend, but what exactly is a streaming platform?

Part messaging system, part Hadoop made fast, part speedy ETL and scalable data integration, with Apache Kafka at the core, streaming platforms offer an entirely new perspective on managing the flow of data.

This talk will explain what a streaming platform such as Apache Kafka is and some of the use cases and design patterns around its use—including several examples of where it is solving real business problems. New developments in this area such as KSQL will also be discussed.

Join Charlotte Devs and Ryan Pridgeon for this inspiring and informational talk!

Ryan is a Software Engineer at Confluent, the company founded by the creators of Apache Kafka. Ryan works on their non-java clients; C(librdkafka), Confluent-Kafka-Python and Confluent-Kafka-Go. In addition to clients, Ryan works on security initiatives such as bringing ACLs to Confluent's Cloud offering. Prior to his current role, Ryan worked for Cloudera working with Hive, Impala, Oozie and Sentry.

While not working Ryan enjoys tinkering with cars, carpentry and spending time with his lovely wife and 2 year old son.

This meetup event is open to people of all experience and interest levels, however some knowledge of, or background with data application development would likely make it more enjoyable.

****PARKING Uptown can be a hassle but there are options! The light rail is a few blocks away at the 7th St station. There are a handful of parking garages around that are on the cheaper side in the evening, such as the one at 7th St and the one underneath Rock Bottom Brewing. There is free parking available on the street, but expect to hunt for those spots, and make sure to read the street signs about what time it's OK to park there.****