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31 May–1 June 2016: Training
1 June–3 June 2016: Conference
London, UK

Office Hour with Gwen Shapira (Confluent) and Todd Palino (LinkedIn)

Gwen Shapira (Confluent), Todd Palino (LinkedIn)
11:15–11:55 Friday, 3/06/2016
Office Hours
Location: O'Reilly Booth (Table B)
Tags: real-time

Join Gwen Shapira, Todd Palino, and other Apache Kafka experts for a fast-paced conversation on Apache Kafka use cases, troubleshooting Apache Kafka, using Kafka in stream architectures, and when to avoid Kafka.

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Gwen Shapira


Gwen Shapira is a system architect at Confluent, where she helps customers achieve success with their Apache Kafka implementations. She has 15 years of experience working with code and customers to build scalable data architectures, integrating relational and big data technologies. Gwen currently specializes in building real-time reliable data processing pipelines using Apache Kafka. Gwen is an Oracle Ace Director, the coauthor of Hadoop Application Architectures, and a frequent presenter at industry conferences. She is also a committer on Apache Kafka and Apache Sqoop. When Gwen isn’t coding or building data pipelines, you can find her pedaling her bike, exploring the roads and trails of California and beyond.

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Todd Palino


Todd Palino is a site reliability engineer at LinkedIn tasked with keeping Zookeeper, Kafka, and Samza deployments fed and watered. His days are spent, in part, developing monitoring systems and tools to make that job a breeze. Previously, Todd was a systems engineer at Verisign, where he developed service-management automation for DNS, networking, and hardware management and managed hardware and software standards across the company.