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Apache Kafka: Past, Present, & Future

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In this keynote, Jun Rao will focus on the community and ecosystem that powers Kafka, the current state of the project and recognize recent contributions. We’ll hear how devs and organizations are using Kafka in their businesses and dive deep into what’s coming.

Jun Rao is a co-founder of Confluent and was a senior staff engineer at LinkedIn where he led the development of Kafka. Before LinkedIn, Jun was a researcher at IBM's Almaden research data center, where he conducted research on database and distributed systems.


Pritha Mehra - Chief Information Officer of the United States Postal Service, re-envisioning and transforming the enterprise for greater performance and innovation at scale. Pritha is a thought leader on digital transformations and is focused on modernizing the USPS ecosystems, platforms and network to meet the demands of an increasingly competitive market environment, overseeing an operation that processes more than 90 petabytes of data a year.

Chunyan Wang - leads the big data & analytics platform org at Pinterest, where he and his team are responsible for the company's data infrastructure and analytical tooling solutions at exabyte scale. Chunyan and his team have open sourced various projects in the data space, including querybook, orion, secor and memq.

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