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Gwen Shapira

Profile page created Jun 20, 2017

Software Engineer @Confluent, PMC Member @Kafka


Gwen is an engineering leader at Confluent, managing the Cloud-Native Kafka team. She has 15 years of experience working with code and customers to build scalable data architectures, integrating microservices, relational and big data technologies. She currently specializes in building real-time reliable data processing pipelines using Apache Kafka. Gwen is an author of “Kafka - the Definitive Guide”, "Hadoop Application Architectures", and a frequent presenter at industry conferences. Gwen is also a committer on the Apache Kafka and Apache Sqoop projects. When Gwen isn't coding or arguing about protocols, you can find her peddling on her bike exploring the roads and trails of California, and beyond.