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Presentation: Zero Message Loss: Kafka Tooling @checkr


Location: Pacific BC

Duration: 5:25pm - 6:15pm

Day of week: Tuesday

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This talk will provide an introduction to Apache Kafka and the concept of message queues in software; explain how and why we integrated Kafka into the Checkr ecosystem; describe some pitfalls we encountered and ways in which even reliably-built queues can fail; and present Republishr, our custom microservice for handling message delivery errors.

Speaker: Holly Bowen

Software Engineer @checkr

Holly has over 14 years of experience in full-stack software development, from custom IoT devices to mobile apps to microservice platforms. She worked as a general software consultant across a variety of verticals for over a decade before joining Checkr earlier this year, and is excited to contribute to ethical, mission-driven technology.

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