You’re curious about what Apache Kafka does and how it works, but between the terminology and explanations that seem to start at a complex level, it’s been difficult to embark. This session is different. Software Engineer Olena Kutsenko will talk about what Kafka is, what it does, and how it works in simple terms with easy to understand and funny examples that you can share later at a dinner table with your family.
This session is for curious minds, who might have never worked with distributed streaming systems before, or are beginners to event streaming applications. But don’t let simplicity deceive you – by the end of the session you’ll be equipped to create your own Apache Kafka event stream!
Key session takeaways:
– When and why to use Apache Kafka
– Fundamentals and key concepts
– Options to set up Apache Kafka
– Example of creating and running a producer and a consumer (including a GitHub repo)
– Summary of advanced concepts and next steps to start using Apache Kafka
Olena is a software engineer and a developer advocate currently working at Aiven. She is passionate about open source, data, sustainable software development and team work. Her knowledge is shaped by expertise she acquired working in such companies as Nokia, HERE Technologies and AWS and now Aiven.