Kafka Connect is the ideal tool for building data streaming pipelines and connecting existing systems to Apache Kafka. Despite being in Kafka since version it’s still seeing a lot of new features being added in each release. This session gives a quick intro to Connect and explains as many of the latest features as I can cover in 15 minutes! We’ll look at the new mechanism for offset management, how to enable support for exactly once semantics in source connectors and what’s changing in how plugins are managed. Come along to see why Connect is such a great choice for your data streaming pipelines.
Kate Stanley
Red Hat
Kate Stanley is a software engineer, technical speaker, and Java Champion. She has experience running Apache Kafka on Kubernetes, developing enterprise Kafka applications, and writing connectors for Kafka Connect. She also specialises in cloud-native Java applications and microservices architectures. Kate currently works as a principal software engineer in the Red Hat Kafka team. She also contributes to multiple open source projects, including the Kafka operator, Strimzi.
Alongside development, Kate has a passion for presenting and sharing knowledge. She has presented at conferences around the world, including Devoxx Belgium, Kafka Summit in San Francisco and Jfokus in Sweden. She has authored two LinkedIn Learning courses on MicroProfile and Apache Kafka, and written an eBook on writing microservices with Java. She has also written a book on Kafka Connect which was published in 2023.