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September 26–27, 2016: Training
September 27–29, 2016: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Ask me anything: Apache Kafka

Jun Rao (Confluent), Ewen Cheslack-Postava (Confluent)
4:35pm–5:15pm Thursday, 09/29/2016
Location: 1 E 09

Join Apache Kafka cocreator and PMC chair Jun Rao and Apache Kafka committer and architect of Kafka Connect Ewen Cheslack-Postava for a Q&A session about Apache Kafka. Bring your questions about Kafka internals or key considerations for developing your data pipeline and architecture, designing your applications, and running in production with Kafka. Even if you don’t have a specific question, join in to hear what others are asking.

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Jun Rao


Jun Rao is the cofounder of Confluent, a company that provides a streaming data platform on top of Apache Kafka. Previously, Jun was a senior staff engineer at LinkedIn, where he led the development of Kafka, and a researcher at IBM’s Almaden research data center, where he conducted research on database and distributed systems. Jun is the PMC chair of Apache Kafka and a committer of Apache Cassandra.

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Ewen Cheslack-Postava


Ewen Cheslack-Postava is an engineer at Confluent building a stream data platform based on Apache Kafka to help organizations reliably and robustly capture and leverage all their real-time data. Ewen received his PhD from Stanford University, where he developed Sirikata, an open source system for massive virtual environments. His dissertation defined a novel type of spatial query giving significantly improved visual fidelity and described a system for efficiently processing these queries at scale.