Workshop: Apache Kafka from A to Z


1:00pm - 4:00pm


Thu, 16 Jun


vagrant & virtualbox

In this workshop we are going to-do a deep dive starting with the wire protocol and going through features and functionality with tips and tricks for how to best develop producers and consumers with Apache Kafka and continuously run production clusters.

Speaker: Chris Fregly

Principal Data Solutions Engineer, Apache Spark Contributor, Netflix Open Source Committer & the Original Developer of the SMACK Stack

Chris Fregly is a Principal Data Solutions Engineer for the newly-formed IBM Spark Technology Center, an Apache Spark Contributor, a Netflix Open Source Committer, and the Original Developer of the SMACK Stack. Chris is also the founder of the global Advanced Spark and TensorFlow Meetup - and author of the upcoming book, Advanced Spark @ Previously, Chris was a Data Solutions Engineer @ Databricks and a Streaming Data Engineer @ Netflix. When Chris isn’t contributing to Spark and other Open Source projects, he’s creating book chapters, slides, and demos to share with his peers through meetups, webinars, workshops, and conferences throughout the world.

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