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Thursday, November 18 • 13:55 - 14:40
Sharing the wealth - socialising Kafka event sources in an organisation - Salma Saeed & Nic Townsend, IBM

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You've built your Kafka applications and now you're reaping the benefits of stream processing. You realise you're sitting on a gold mine of data that others use to enrich their applications. But how can you make others aware and help enable them to join in your successes? This talk will describe how we have adopted AsyncAPI as the mechanism to socialise Kafka event streams within an organisation. AsyncAPI provides the means to document a data source as an external API - but Kafka provides some unique challenges when using the document to write an application. Schema registries have vendor specific serialisation libraries. Kafka's distributed topology doesn't always map to the specification. We will explore the scope of the current specification and discuss new requirements for the Kafka use case to enhance the developer experience.

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Salma Saeed

Software Engineer, IBM
Salma Saeed is a UK based Software Engineer working on Event Streaming at IBM. She has given technical presentations to IBMers and IBM customers as part of the Extreme Blue internship program. She also has experience explaining additional integration options such as using schema registry... Read More →
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Nic Townsend

Software Engineer, IBM
Nic Townsend is a UK based Software Engineer at IBM, for the last 3 years he has been working on Kafka-centric products - Event Streams and Event Endpoint Management. He's recently spoken at DevoxxUK regarding the need for schemas in Kafka applications. He's also demoed at booths... Read More →


Thursday November 18, 2021 13:55 - 14:40 UTC
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