An Illustrated Introduction to Kafka

Jan 26, 2022 · Palo Alto, United States of America

Join us for an Apache Kafka meetup on January 26th from 4 pm PST. To find out when the event is in your timezone, follow this link:

The agenda and speaker information can be found below. Log in or Join our Slack or Forum ( to ask any follow-up questions!

4:00 pm - 4:05 pm: Networking
4:05 pm - 4:50 pm: Travis Hoffman, Confluent
4:50 pm - 5:00 pm: Q&A

Travis Hoffman, Solutions Architect II, Confluent

Travis has more than 20 years of experience in everything from embedded systems, custom real-time java virtual machines, writing a CI/CD in Perl (before it was called CI/CD). In school, Travis studied Computer Engineering, Unconventional Event-Driven models of computation, promoted a Tango band and drew a comic in his campus newspaper. Travis lives on a hobby farm outside Vancouver, WA with his partner, 2 boys, 2 llamas, 4 alpacas, 5 cows, 12 chickens, and many sheep. He enjoys drumming, woodworking, farm chores, mending fences, and model trains.

An Illustrated Introduction to Kafka, Confluent Platform, and Confluent Cloud

Join us as we take an illustrated tour of the Kafka ecosystem with clear, concise, and approachable explanations of the most important components, features, and concepts to get started with Kafka. This presentation will be suitable for developers of all levels of experience with Kafka.

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  • Bay Area Apache Kafka® Meetup

    This is a group interested in Apache Kafka® - ----- **** Join our Slack Channel for live, global interaction! **** This Meetup Group will focus on the Apache Kafka® technology and its ecosystem, also allowing its members to interact and share their use cases, do and don't, how to's, etc. We will also hear about the Confluent Platform and topics like Kafka's Connect API and streaming data pipelines, Kafka’s Streams API and stream processing, Security, Microservices and anything

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