Speaker Details

Robin Moffatt


Robin is a Senior Developer Advocate at Confluent, as well as an Oracle ACE Director (Alumnus). He has been speaking at conferences since 2009 including QCon, Devoxx, Strata, Kafka Summit, and Øredev. You can find many of his talks online at http://rmoff.net/talks/, and his blog articles at http://cnfl.io/rmoff and http://rmoff.net/. Outside of work, Robin enjoys running, drinking good beer, and eating fried breakfasts—although generally not at the same time.

🚂 On Track with Apache Kafka: Building a Streaming ETL solution with Rail Data


As data engineers, we frequently need to build scalable systems working with data from a variety of sources and with various ingest rates, sizes, and formats. This talk takes an in-depth look at how Apache Kafka can be used to provide a common platform on which to build data infrastructure driving both real-time analytics as well as event-driven applications.

Using a public feed of railway data it will show how to ingest data from message queues such as ActiveMQ with Kafka Connect, as well as from static sources such as S3 and REST endpoints. We’ll then see how to use stream processing to transform the data into a form useful for streaming to analytics in tools such as Elasticsearch and Neo4j. The same data will be used to drive a real-time notifications service through Telegram.

If you’re wondering how to build your next scalable data platform, how to reconcile the impedance mismatch between stream and batch, and how to wrangle streams of data—this talk is for you!


Big Data
Apache Kafka
Stream Processing