One of the many ways that Confluent supports the developer community is by hosting Meetups around the world. For example, they just had Tim Berglund out in Paris (poor guy) for what looks like a great event!
They also host a meetup right here in St. Louis, and they've given me the great privilage of helping to organize it.
All that to say this:
Save the date! On Tuesday, March 24th, we will have two great presenters at the Saint Louis Apache Kafka Meetup!
Mitch Henderson, a Technical Account Manager par excellence with Confluent, will talk about how to make our Kafka installations fault-tolerant, even to the datacenter level.
After that, Neil Buesing, the Director of Real-time Data at Object Partners, will show us how to build a web application using Kafka and Kafka Streams as our database. Prepare to have your mind blown on this one!
This is going to be a packed meeting, but we'll have plenty of pizza and soft drinks on hand in case it runs long. So, if you're in the St. Louis area, or can get to the St. Louis area (you know you've always wanted to visit), please plan on joining us March 24th, at 6pm. All of the details can be found on our Meetup page.
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