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This meetup is for your fellow event streaming enthusiasts!
The topics discussed at our events are all about event streaming, including Confluent Platform, Confluent Cloud, Apache Kafka®, Kafka Connect, streaming data pipelines, ksqlDB, Kafka Streams as well as stream processing, Security, Microservices and a lot more!!
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Upcoming events (2)

IN-PERSON: Run Streaming SQL on Kafka. Why, How, And What's Next?

1758 W 8th Ave

Join us for an Apache Kafka meetup on December 13th at 6 pm PDT.

The agenda and speaker information can be found below. Join the Community Slack and Forum to ask any follow-up questions!
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Agenda in Pacific Daylight Time:
6:00 pm - 6:15 pm: Networking
6:15 pm - 6:45 pm: Jove Zhong and Gang Tao. Run Streaming SQL on Kafka. Why, How, and What’s Next?
6:45 pm - 7:30 pm: Additional Q&A & Networking
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Talk:
Run Streaming SQL on Kafka. Why, How, And What's Next?

Speaker:
Jove Zhong - Co-founder and Head of Product at Timeplus
Gang Tao - Co-founder and CTO at Timeplus

Bios:
Jove is one of the co-founders of Timeplus and focuses on product and community. He has over 20 years in enterprise software product development and management. He previously was an Engineering Director at Splunk and holds 17 Patents and 4 AWS Certifications. He is a board sports fanatic, incl. agile board.

Gang Tao is the co-founder and CTO of Timeplus. Gang has over 20 years of experience in software development, and is a recognized expert in AI, BI, Big Data, and Data Visualization. He was the principal engineer of Splunk's ML and Data platform. He's also a die-hard fan of AC Milan.

Abstract:
Congratulations, you may have put the real-time data into Kafka. Surely you can use Kafka API to consume it programmatically, but can you imagine running SQL directly on Kafka topics, even to build real-time dashboards and alerts without coding? In this talk, Gang and Jove from Timeplus will share various ways to run SQL on Kafka: Kafka Streams, ksqlDB, Flink, presto, materialize, and Timeplus. We will also share the use cases for building real-time monitoring and alerts with SQL on Kafka.
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Location:
1758 West 8th Ave,
Vancouver, BC V6J1V6
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Practical Data Mesh with Event Streams

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Join us for an Apache Kafka meetup on December 14th at 4 pm PDT. To find out when the event is in your time zone, click the WorldTimeBuddy link.

The agenda and speaker information can be found below. Join the Community Slack and Forum to ask any follow-up questions!
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Agenda in Pacific Daylight Time:
4:00 pm - 4:05 pm: Networking
4:05 pm - 4:50 pm: Adam Bellemare
4:50 pm - 5:00 pm: Additional Q&A & Networking
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Talk:
Practical Data Mesh with Event Streams

Speaker:
Adam Bellemare - Staff Technologist, Office of the CTO

Bio:
Adam Bellemare is a Staff Technologist at Confluent, and formerly a data platform engineer at Shopify, Flipp, and BlackBerry. He has been working in the data space for over a decade, with a successful history in big-data architecture, event-driven microservices, and building streaming data in an organization. He is also the author of the O'Reilly title "Building Event-Driven Microservices".

Abstract:
The Data Mesh Architecture is a set of social and technological principles for designing modern data architectures. By promoting data to a first-class product, we streamline how teams produce, share, and use essential business data. Event streams make an ideal basis for data products, providing near-real-time scalable access accessible for the entire business.

In this meetup, we will cover the following:

  • The principles of data mesh and event-driven data products
  • The social and technical challenges and solutions for building your own data products
  • A reference prototype showcasing the implementation of Data Mesh, based on Confluent Cloud

Get the Ebook on Data Mesh here: https://cnfl.io/3TjfBua
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