Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 5:00:00 PM Online event

Hello Kafkateers!

In order to do our part to help flatten the curve of the spread of COVID-19, we are moving all of our meetups online for the time being. Please find the details to join this meetup below.


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5:00pm-5:10pm: Online Networking
5:10pm-5:50pm: Erik Tank, Ticketmaster (Includes Demo + Q&A)

5:50pm: Log in or Join our Slack Space* ( and go to #events to ask any follow up questions!

Joining our slack space is not instant, so ensure that you follow the steps within this link before the day of the event if you can!


Speaker: Erik Tank

Bio: Erik Tank currently is a software engineer for Ticketmaster in the Core Client Services team and leads the Phoenix Perl Mongers group. In his twenty plus year career he has been working on e-commerce backend APIs, full-stack web projects, and POS style systems. Currently he is working with a mandate to deprecate or update 'legacy' products to allow Ticketmaster the ability to quickly move forward with the best technologies allowing a smooth user/client experience as we 'Get You In'. This unique role is exposing Erik to a wide-ranging set of technologies and languages allowing him to find solutions in order to move products forward. In his free time, he enjoys volleyball, canyoneering, camping, reading, and a good Call of Duty Blackout session.

Talk: Adding Avro to your Kafka streams to meet your messaging needs

Abstract: In this presentation, we will discuss Kafka Connect. Kafka Connect is an open-source project from Confluent to either take information from a data store as a Source and possibly dump information into another datastore, a Sink.

What this presentation will entail:

A brief overview and review of Kafka
The Architecture of Kafka Connect
Standalone vs Distributed
Connecting a Source
Creating Single Message Transforms
Connecting a Sink

At the end of this presentation, we will have a live demonstration of watching a data pipeline using data stores.


Online Meetup Etiquette:
•Please unmute yourself when you have a question.
•Please hold your questions until the end of the presentation or use the zoomchat!
•Please arrive on time as zoom meetings can become locked for many reasons (though if you get locked out a recording will be available, but you may have to wait a little while for it!


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