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As many companies have shifted to being 100% remote in the past two weeks due to the COVID-19 outbreak, our Santa Monica based Engineering team here at GumGum has been able to rapidly adjust. I wanted to share the learnings and adjustments that we’ve made as an organization in order to build and innovate at our usual lighting fast pace.

GumGum Engineering has always had remote engineers and has been striving to embrace the remote culture. We still find ourselves lacking in some areas, such as ensuring all of our meeting rooms have good audio quality or having the ability to collaborate virtually. …

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The above video contains two talks presented at the Kafka meetup hosted at GumGum on 19th November, 2019.

Talk 1:

Speaker: Alex Woolford

In this session, Alex Woolford will walk us through some practical near real-time examples that touch on analytics, systems integration, and machine learning. We’ll show you:

- how to build streaming apps using a familiar SQL interface (KSQL)
- how to capture events from external systems
- how to deploy a machine learning model in a stream of events

Alex is a systems engineer at Confluent, the company founded by the original creators of Apache Kafka. …

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