Brick-by-Brick: Exploring the Elements of Apache Kafka®
Conference (BEGINNER level)
Exec Centre

Have you hit a brick wall when it comes to learning Apache Kafka? Do you wish that grasping Kafka were as easy, intuitive, and fun as building your favorite LEGO® set? Why shouldn’t it be!?
Let’s rebuild the world of Kafka brick-by-brick starting from the basic building blocks of the technology. We’ll leave no plate unturned as we introduce events, brokers, topics, and partitions––fundamental elements that affect how data is stored inside of this powerful distributed event streaming platform. From there, explore the wider inventory of pieces in the ecosystem––APIs and tools like Kafka Streams and Kafka Connect––that you can use to migrate, stream, and transform your data. 
By the end of the session, you’ll know the ins and outs of the components that form the basis of Kafka, how they ‘click’ together, and what you can build with them. At that point, only one question should remain––what will YOU make with Kafka?
Danica Fine
Danica Fine is a Staff Developer Advocate at Confluent where she helps others get the most out of Kafka and their event-driven pipelines. In her previous role as a software engineer on a streaming infrastructure team, she predominantly worked on Kafka Streams- and Kafka Connect-based projects to support computing financial market data at scale. She can be found on Twitter, tweeting about tech, plants, and baking @TheDanicaFine.