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Confluent Girl Geek Dinner: "Scale Your Career with Open Source"

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524 3rd Street

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Join us at Confluent’s San Francisco office on Sunday, September 29 (6pm-9pm) for a Girl Geek Dinner to learn more about personal journeys in the world of open source technologies, and how it may open new career doors. Enjoy delicious food, libations and of course, networking! All ages & genders welcome.

Founded by the original creators of Apache Kafka®, Confluent builds an event streaming platform that enables companies to easily access data as real-time streams. From its early days, Confluent's founders have been committed to the open-source community and Kafka's status as an open-source project.

In a fireside chat with Girl Geek X founder Angie Chang, we will hear from Neha Narkhede (Confluent Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer) about her experience founding a billion-dollar company, her technical contributions to Apache Kafka from her days at LinkedIn (she’s credited as a co-creator of Kafka!), and how open source can scale the careers of girl geeks.


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AGENDA:

6:00pm - 7:00pm: Registration, Dinner & Cocktails, Networking

7:00pm - 8:00pm: Welcome from Neha Narkhede (Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer) followed by a fireside chat & lightning talks from Confluent girl geeks

8:00pm - 9:00pm: Networking & Dessert


ABOUT THE TALKS:

Liz Bennett, Software Engineer - Why did I join Confluent? Because I am a hedgehog. The Greek poet Archilochus wrote, '"the fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing". Some roles in software engineering are a great fit for foxes, some are great for hedgehogs. I learned this life lesson recently having left a role as a platform engineer to join a product engineering team at Confluent. I'll talk about the platform/product spectrum and about which roles suit which personality types.

Bret Scofield, UX Research - Establishing a new thing at a company is difficult. During this lightning talk, I'll discuss what I've learned while establishing UX Research at Confluent. I will follow the UX research practice of synthesizing my experiences into actionable insights that can be digested in a short time.

Priya Shivakumar, Senior Director of Product Marketing - Career paths are often made up of a series of connected dots, rather than a set of predictable step-by-step instructions. In this talk, I will share my journey though careers in computer science, product, and consulting and how it has prepared me to lead a critical initiative for Confluent - growing our Cloud business.


GETTING THERE:

Confluent's San Francisco office is located a 8-minute walk from 4th & King Caltrain station, and a 15-minute walk from Montgomery BART/MUNI station in downtown San Francisco. Street parking is available.



ABOUT CONFLUENT:

Confluent, founded by the original creators of Apache Kafka®, pioneered the enterprise-ready event streaming platform. With Confluent, organizations benefit from the first event streaming platform built for the enterprise with the ease-of-use, scalability, security and flexibility required by the most discerning global companies to run their business in real time. Companies leading their respective industries have realized success with this new platform paradigm to transform their architectures to streaming from batch processing, spanning on-premises and multi-cloud environments.

Backed by Benchmark, Index Ventures and Sequoia, Confluent is headquartered in Palo Alto and London with offices globally. To learn more, please visit www.confluent.io.

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Confluent also organizes and hosts Kafka Summit, the user community conference for Apache Kafka. This event is on the evening before Kafka Summit San Francisco, our largest and flagship event. All registered attendees for the Girl Geek Dinner will receive a complimentary pass to Kafka Summit.

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