Conferences

Confluent is proud to participate in the following conferences, trade shows and meetups.

Data Intelligence Conference

The 2018 Data Intelligence conference, which will take place in Mclean, Virginia is the first machine learning gathering for the community using and developing machine learning and data intelligence. We invite you to attend the 2nd annual Data Intelligence Conference. This event aims to bring machine learning engineers and researchers together to share ideas and projects amongst both academic and professional practitioners in the field.

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Stream Processing with KSQL & Apache Operational Aspects

18:00 Doors open
18:30 Welcome and short introduction - Armin Ratz
18:35 Apache Operational Aspects in Two Different Projects - Jochen Reitzig, Atos
18:50 KSQL Processing Streaming Data with KSQL - Tim Berglund, Confluent

Speaker: Jochen Reitzig, AtosSession: Apache Operational Aspects in Two Different Projects

We will have a look into two current projects running Kafka withing Openshift and running Kafka underneath Spring Cloud Dataflow Server. Jochen will also show some best practices in a daily life of running Kafka.

Speaker: Tim Berglund, Senior Director of Developer Experience, ConfluentSession: Processing Streaming Data with KSQL

Apache Kafka® is a de facto standard streaming data processing platform, being widely deployed as a messaging system, and having a robust data integration framework (Kafka Connect) and stream processing API (Kafka Streams) to meet the needs that common attend real-time message processing. But there’s more!

Kafka now offers KSQL, a declarative, SQL-like stream processing language that lets you define powerful stream-processing applications easily. What once took some moderately sophisticated Java code can now be done at the command line with a familiar and eminently approachable syntax. Come to this talk for an overview of KSQL with live coding on live streaming data.

Tim Berglund is a teacher, author, and technology leader with Confluent, where he serves as the Senior Director of Developer Experience. He can frequently be found at speaking at conferences in the United States and all over the world. He is the co-presenter of various O’Reilly training videos on topics ranging from Git to Distributed Systems, and is the author of Gradle Beyond the Basics.

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AWS Public Sector Summit

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Speaker: Bill McLaren, Senior Engineer, ConfluentSession: Data Driven Enterprise with Apache Kafka®Room: Partner Theater (near Expo floor entrance)June 20, 2:00 pm ET
Session: Carahsoft Reception Room: Long View GalleryJune 20, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm ET

Join Carahsoft and our sponsors on Wednesday, June 20, following the conclusion of the first day of the AWS Public Sector Summit for drinks, hors d'oeuvres and networking.

This event is only open to AWS Public Sector Summit attendees. You must bring your AWS badge at the time of the event to enter.

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Speaker: Will LaForest, Event Streaming SME for Federal, ConfluentSession: Zero to Real Time in 15 Minutes with Apache Kafka - Live DemoRoom: Demo Lab Theater (near Cloud Lounge)June 21, 10:00 am ET
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Scala Days New York

Session: Journey to a Real-Time EnterpriseJune 20, 9:00 am - 10:00 am

There is a monumental shift happening in how data powers a company's core business. This shift is about moving away from batch processing and to real-time data. Apache Kafka® was built with the vision to help companies traverse this change and become the central nervous system that makes data available in real time to all the applications that need to use it.

This talk explains how companies are using the concepts of events and streams to transform their business to meet the demands of this digital future and how Apache Kafka serves as the foundation to streaming data applications. You will learn how KSQL, Connect, and the Streams API with Apache Kafka capture the entire scope of what it means to put real time into practice. Neha Narkhede is co-founder and CTO at Confluent, the company behind the popular Apache Kafka streaming platform. Prior to founding Confluent, Neha led streams infrastructure at LinkedIn, where she was responsible for LinkedIn’s streaming infrastructure built on top of Apache Kafka. She is one of the initial authors of Apache Kafka and a committer and PMC member on the project.

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Speaker: Neha Narkhede, Co-founder and CTO, Confluent

Neha Narkhede is co-founder and CTO at Confluent, the company behind the popular Apache Kafka streaming platform. Prior to founding Confluent, Neha led streams infrastructure at LinkedIn, where she was responsible for LinkedIn’s streaming infrastructure built on top of Apache Kafka and Apache Samza. She is one of the initial authors of Apache Kafka and a committer and PMC member on the project.

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Streaming Transformations - Putting the T in Streaming ETL

9:00 am - 10:00 am PT | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET

We’ll discuss how to leverage some of the more advanced transformation capabilities available in both KSQL and Kafka Connect, including how to chain them together into powerful combinations for handling tasks such as data-masking, restructuring and aggregations. Using KSQL, you can deliver the streaming transformation capability easily and quickly.

Speaker: Nick Dearden, Director of Engineering, Confluent

Nick is a technology and product leader at Confluent, where he enjoys leveraging many years of experience in the world of data and analytic systems to help design and explain the power of a streaming platform for every business. Prior to Confluent, he led the data platform group for a leading online real-estate seller and was chief architect for a cloud-based financial analytics platform. His early career stretches all the way back through multiple data warehouse and business intelligence adventures to the green-screen days of mainframe banking systems.

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Kafka as a Bridge to the Cloud & Independence

11:00 am – 11:30 am Check in and networking
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Presentation with boxed lunch
1:00 pm Q&A

Confluent Cloud™ is a fully-managed streaming data service based on open-source Apache Kafka®. Engineers who want to build streaming applications can easily get started with a fully-built Kafka cluster and related services. Deployable in minutes, it is the ideal service for applications that require very low latency and the ability to scale.

Join us at in the Bay Area and learn how Confluent Cloud eliminates the operational burden of Kafka and start developing in minutes on a simple, resilient and secure cloud service. Unlike proprietary services, Confluent Cloud offers the same open-source Kafka APIs that you know and love—giving you access to the vibrant Kafka ecosystem. Unleash developer productivity and focus on what matters most—velocity!

We will cover:

    Deploying on leading public clouds
    Building a bridge to the cloud
    Operating at scale

Speaker: Konstantine Karantasis, Software Engineer, Confluent
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Kafka as a Bridge to the Cloud & Independence

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Check in and networking
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Presentation
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Q&A
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Happy hour with heavy appetizers and open bar

Confluent Cloud™ is a fully-managed streaming data service based on open-source Apache Kafka®. Engineers who want to build streaming applications can easily get started with a fully-built Kafka cluster and related services. Deployable in minutes, it is the ideal service for applications that require very low latency and the ability to scale.

Join us at in the Bay Area and learn how Confluent Cloud eliminates the operational burden of Kafka and start developing in minutes on a simple, resilient and secure cloud service. Unlike proprietary services, Confluent Cloud offers the same open-source Kafka APIs that you know and love—giving you access to the vibrant Kafka ecosystem. Unleash developer productivity and focus on what matters most—velocity!

We will cover:

    Deploying on leading public clouds
    Building a bridge to the cloud
    Operating at scale

Speaker: Konstantine Karantasis, Software Engineer, Confluent
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Data Engineering for Artificial Intelligence

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18:00 - 18:30 Doors open: drinks, food and discussions
18:30 - 19:00 Keynote by Eric Bowman, VP of Engineering at Zalando
19:00 - 19:20 KSQL – The Open Source SQL Streaming Engine for Apache Kafka® - Kai Waehner, Confluent
19:20 - 19:40 Why and How to Leverage the Power and Simplicity of SQL on Apache Flink - Fabian Hüske, data Artisans
19:40 - 20:10 Break, drinks, food and discussions
20:10 - 20:30 Asset Management for Machine Learning - Georg Hildebrand, Zalando
20:30 - 20:50 TBD
20:50 - 21:45 Networking
21:45 Event ends

Speaker: Kai Waehner, Technology Evangelist, ConfluentSession: KSQL – The Open Source SQL Streaming Engine for Apache Kafka

The rapidly expanding world of stream processing can be daunting. KSQL is the open-source, Apache 2.0 licensed streaming SQL engine on top of Apache Kafka which aims to make stream processing available to everyone. This session introduces the concepts, architecture, use cases and benefits of KSQL. A live demo shows how to setup and use KSQL quickly and easily on top of your Kafka ecosystem.

Speaker: Fabian Hüske, Software Engineer, data ArtisansSession: Why and How to Leverage the Power and Simplicity of SQL on Apache Flink

SQL is the lingua franca of data processing and everybody working with data knows SQL. Apache Flink provides SQL support for querying and processing batch and streaming data. Flink’s SQL support powers large-scale production systems at Alibaba, Huawei, and Uber. Based on Flink SQL, these companies have built systems for their internal users as well as publicly offered services for paying customers. In my talk, I will discuss why you should and how you can (not being Alibaba or Uber) leverage the simplicity and power of SQL on Flink.

Speaker: Georg Hildebrand, LinkedinSession: Asset Management for Machine Learning

Extracted features and trained models are first class citizen data assets for modern data driven companies. Therefore management and governance is key to success for many data science projects. In this talk we will have a look on options for managing feature and model data and discuss tools and candidate architectures for this task.

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GCP CE Chat: Managed Kafka with Confluent

Curious about Apache Kafka®, Confluent Platform and what you can do with them these days? Most of us know what Kafka is in broad strokes, but the platform has evolved dramatically in the past two years, and along with it the kinds of use cases and architectures Kafka is supporting in new designs. Join us for a quick overview of the basics and a look at the growth edges of an increasingly important technology.

Speaker: Tim Berglund, Senior Director of Developer Experience, Confluent
Speaker: Jay Smith, Customer Engineer, Google Cloud
10:30 am - 11:00 am PST
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EBG General Assembly 2018

La XXème AG de l'EBG donnera la parole à des personnalités extraordinaires, non par leur titre ou leur statut, mais par les projets qu'elles portent. Nous annoncerons des noms chaque semaine, en replaçant leur intervention dans l'innovation digitale de rupture, qui est donc le thème général de cette XXème AG.

Speaker: Guillaume Brandenburg, AVP for Southern Europe, Confluent
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Schema Registry & REST Proxy

11:00 Uhr GMT

Mit der raschen Zunahme des Einsatzes von Apache Kafka innerhalb von Organisationen stehen Fragen der Data Governance und Datenqualität im Mittelpunkt. Wenn immer mehr unterschiedliche Abteilungen und Teams auf die Daten in Apache Kafka angewiesen sind, ist es wichtig, einen Weg zu finden, um sicherzustellen, dass "schlechte Daten" nicht in kritische Themen gelangen. Mithilfe der Schema Registry wird eine versionierte Historie aller Schemas gespeichert und die Entwicklung von Schemas entsprechend den konfigurierten Kompatibilitätseinstellungen ermöglicht.

Außerdem wird der REST Proxy vorgestellt, um anstatt direkt mittels Programmiersprachen wie Java, .NET oder Python mittels HTTP bzw. HTTPS Nachrichten zu senden oder konsumieren. Entwicklern wird somit mehr Flexibilität ermöglicht, um auf ein Kafka Cluster zuzugreifen.

Speaker: Kai Wähner, Technology Evangelist, Confluent

Kai Wähner ist als Technology Evangelist bei Confluent tätig. Seine Schwerpunkte liegen in den Bereichen Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Messaging, Integration, Microservices, Internet of Things, Stream Processing und Blockchain. Außerdem ist er Autor von Fachartikeln, hält Vorträge auf internationalen Konferenzen und berichtet in seinem Blog über Erfahrungen mit neuen Technologien..

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AWS Global Summit NYC

The AWS Summit is a free event designed to bring together the cloud computing community to connect, collaborate, and learn about AWS. Learn by attending technical sessions, workshops, chalk talks, and participating in team challenges. Visit The Expo to speak with our cloud technology providers and consultants who can help you get the most out of the AWS products, services, and solutions in the cloud.

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NoSQL im Finanz - und Versicherungssektor

Unternehmen der Finanz- und Versicherungswirtschaft wie Concur, Generali, Paypal, ADP oder Visa setzen für geschäftskritische Anwendungen auf Couchbase und Confluent, denn sie stehen vielen Herausforderungen gegenüber:

    -Reaktion auf Kundenaktivitäten und alle anderen Event-gesteuerten Services in Echtzeit
    -Einblicke in das unternehmensweite Markt-, Kredit- und Liquiditätsrisiko
    -Umsetzung globaler und regionaler Compliance-Richtlinien (wie aktuell z.B. GDPR)
    -Modernisierung der Dateninfrastruktur, um die oben genannten Punkte erfüllen zu können
    -Mainframe Offload

In diesem Webinar erfahren Sie, wie Sie mit Couchbase und Confluent vorhandene Datenbanktechnologien ersetzen oder kombinieren können, um ihre Anwendungen schneller, agiler und kostengünstiger zur Verfügung zu stellen.

Speaker: Bruno Šimić, Senior Solutions Engineer, Couchbase
Speaker: Stefan Krause, Enterprise Account Executive, DACH, Couchbase
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OSCON Open Source Convention

OSCON has been ground zero of the open source movement. In its 20th year, OSCON continues to be the catalyst for innovation and success for companies.

Speaker: Tim Berglund, Senior Director of Developer Experience, ConfluentSession: Tutorial
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Google Cloud Next

Google Cloud Next ’18 is your chance to unlock new opportunities for your business, uplevel your skills, and uncover what’s next for Cloud.

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KSQL: Stream Processing, ganz ohne Coding

11:00 Uhr GMT

Echtzeit-Streaming-Anwendungen können jetzt mit KSQL, der Open-Source-Streaming-SQL-Engine für Apache Kafka erstellt werden. Lernen Sie die Architektur von KSQL kennen und erfahren Sie, wie Sie in einem Live Demo wie interaktive, kontinuierliche Abfragen für das Streaming von ETL- und Echtzeitanalysen entworfen und implementiert werden können.

Erfahren Sie in diesem Online Talk mehr über:

    die Motivation, Konzepte und Architektur hinter KSQL
    Live Demo mittels CLI und Web Interface
    Integration in das Kafka-Ökosystem

Speaker: Kai Wähner, Technology Evangelist, Confluent

Kai Wähner ist als Technology Evangelist bei Confluent tätig. Seine Schwerpunkte liegen in den Bereichen Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Messaging, Integration, Microservices, Internet of Things, Stream Processing und Blockchain. Außerdem ist er Autor von Fachartikeln, hält Vorträge auf internationalen Konferenzen und berichtet in seinem Blog über Erfahrungen mit neuen Technologien..

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Strata Data East

How do you drive business results with data?

Every year thousands of top data scientists, analysts, engineers, and executives converge at Strata Data Conference—the largest gathering of its kind. It's where technologists and decision makers turn data and algorithms into business advantage.

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SpringOne

Speaker: Neha Narkhede, Co-founder and CTO, Confluent

Neha is the co-founder of Confluent and one of the initial authors of Apache Kafka®. She’s an expert on modern, stream-based data processing.

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CarIT Congress

The car manufacturers are currently driving four future technologies massively forward. Those are: Autonomous, Smart Services, Connected and Electric. Each challenge has the potential to radically change the automotive sector and together they will revolutionize the automotive industry.

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JAX London

Speaker: Tim Berglund, Senior Director of Developer Experience, ConfluentSession: Stream Processing with Apache Kafka® and KSQL

Apache Kafka is a de facto standard streaming data processing platform, being widely deployed as a messaging system, and having a robust data integration framework (Kafka Connect) and stream processing API (Kafka Streams) to meet the needs that common attend real-time message processing. But there’s more! Kafka now offers KSQL, a declarative, SQL-like stream processing language that lets you define powerful stream-processing applications easily. What once took some moderately sophisticated Java code can now be done at the command line with a familiar and eminently approachable syntax. In this workshop, you’ll get a thorough introduction to Apache Kafka, learn to understand what sort of architectures it supports, and most importantly, use the exciting new KSQL language to write real-time stream processing applications.

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Speaker: Tim Berglund, Senior Director of Developer Experience, ConfluentSession: The Database Unbundled: Commit logs in an age of Microservices

Microservice architectures provide a robust challenge to the traditional centralized database we have come to understand. In this talk, we’ll explore the notion of unbundling that database, and putting a distributed commit log at the center of our information architecture. As events impinge on our system, we store them in a durable, immutable log (happily provided by Apache Kafka), allowing each microservice to create a derived view of the data according to the needs of its clients. Event-based integration avoids the now well-known problems of RPC and database-based service integration, and allows the information architecture of the future to take advantage of the growing functionality of stream processing systems like Apache Kafka. This way we can create systems that can more easily adapt to the changing needs of the enterprise and provide the real-time results we are increasingly being asked to provide.

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Tim is a teacher, author and technology leader with Confluent, where he serves as the Senior Director of Developer Experience. He can frequently be found at speaking at conferences in the United States and all over the world. He is the co-presenter of various O’Reilly training videos on topics ranging from Git to Distributed Systems, and is the author of "Gradle Beyond the Basics."

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Kafka Summit San Francisco

Discover the World of Streaming Data

As streaming platforms become central to data strategies, companies both small and large are re-thinking their architecture with real-time context at the forefront. Monoliths are evolving into Microservices. Data-centers are moving to the cloud. What was once a ‘batch’ mindset is quickly being replaced with stream processing as the demands of the business impose more and more real-time requirements on developers and architects.

This revolution is transforming industries. What started at companies like LinkedIn, Uber, Netflix and Yelp has made its way to countless others in a variety of sectors. Today, thousands of companies across the globe build their businesses on top of Apache Kafka®. The developers responsible for this revolution need a place to share their experiences on this journey.

Kafka Summit is the premier event for data architects, engineers, devops professionals, and developers who want to learn about streaming data. It brings the Apache Kafka community together to share best practices, write code, and discuss the future of streaming technologies.

Welcome to Kafka Summit San Francisco!

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W-JAX

The W-JAX is the conference for modern Java and web development, for software architecture and innovative infrastructure. Well-known experts convey their experience - comprehensible, practical and success-oriented.

Special focus is on Java core and enterprise technologies, microservices, the Spring ecosystem, JavaScript, continuous delivery and DevOps.

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Big Data London

Speaker: Jay Kreps, Co-founder and CEO, ConfluentRoom: Keynote Theater13 November, 09:30

Jay Kreps is the CEO of Confluent, Inc., a company backing the popular Apache Kafka® messaging system. Prior to founding Confluent, he was formerly the lead architect for data infrastructure at LinkedIn. He is among the original authors of several open source projects including Project Voldemort (a key-value store). Apache Kafka (a distributed messaging system) and Apache Samza (a stream processing system).

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AWS re:INVENT

Join us for deeper technical content, more hands-on learning opportunities, keynote announcements, a bigger and better Partner Expo, exciting after-hours events, and the best party in technology—re:Play.

At re:Invent 2018, you can dive into solving challenges and working on a team in our two-hour workshops. In the chalk talks or builders sessions, you will have the opportunity to interact in a small group setting with AWS experts as they whiteboard through problems and solutions. In addition, we will be repeating our most popular sessions and offering late night sessions, so you get the most out of re:Invent.

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KubeCon + CloudNativeCon

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference gathers adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities in Seattle, WA on December 11-13, 2018. Join Kubernetes, Prometheus, OpenTracing, Fluentd, gRPC, containerd, rkt, CNI, Envoy, Jaeger, Notary, TUF, Vitess, CoreDNS, NATS, and Linkerd as the community gathers for three days to further the education and advancement of cloud native computing.

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