We’re getting ready for our ‘Embrace the Anarchy: Apache Kafka’s Role in Modern Data Architectures’ meetup on Tuesday 12th March. Ahead of the event we caught up with our speaker, Robin Moffatt, to find out what we can expect from his talk and hear his advice for junior developers.
Robin is a Developer Advocate at Confluent, the company founded by the creators of Apache Kafka, as well as an Oracle Groundbreaker Ambassador and ACE Director (Alumnus). He blogs at http://cnfl.io/rmoff and http://rmoff.net/ (and previously http://ritt.md/rmoff) and can be found tweeting grumpy geek thoughts as @rmoff.
1. Who do you think should come along and why?
Anyone interested in architecture of systems and understanding why events and streaming are so important to a large proportion of systems being built.
2. What do you think are the three most interesting questions that this event will answer?
What is an event streaming platform and why do you need one?
Why is streaming not just about real-time?
How can you do stream processing using SQL-like language?
3. Why do you think this presentation is important for people?
It explains how a great many problems that people will encounter in their systems today can be avoided by building a more loosely coupled, flexible, and scalable architecture. It holds true for both application developers and data engineers.
4. Any advice for junior developers entering the industry?
Buy a rubber duck! Learn how to express a problem clearly in writing; in doing so you’ll find that a lot of the time you’ll work out the issue yourself, and if you haven’t, you’ve got a ready-made question to pass to others for help in a form in which they can easily assist.
If this has left you wanting more, Robin’s talk is taking place on Tuesday 12th March from 6.30pm at Skills Matter. You can find the full details and register here.