Throughout the week, I read a lot of blog-posts, articles, and so forth that has to do with things that interest me:
- AI/data science
- data in general
- data architecture
- distributed computing
- SQL Server
- transactions (both db as well as non db)
- and other “stuff”
This blog post is the “roundup” of the things that have been most interesting to me for the week just ending.
- How Pinterest Leverages Realtime User Actions in Recommendation to Boost Homefeed Engagement Volume. In the roundup for last week, I looked at an interesting post by Pinterest, looking at how they make Pin recommendations. This post goes further and looks at real-time actions by users and how that leads to better engagement.
- Building Real-Time ETL Pipelines with Apache Kafka. This post provides an introduction to building real-time ETL pipelines with Apache Kafka, Apache Kafka Connect, and Apache Kafka Streams. Quite interesting!
WIND (What Is Niels Doing)
It has probably not gone unnoticed how Elon Musk has bought Twitter and the “saga” following the purchase. Related to that, quite a few people are looking for alternatives to Twitter, and the choice for many seems to be Mastodon. Since I am a “sucker# for trying new stuff (not that Mastodon is new - it was introduced in 2016), I just signed up. My “handle” is @email@example.com, and the link to my profile is here.
So, what else is new? Well, I am making my first USA trip since 2009, and I am speaking at the PASS Data Community Summit 2022. My session is:
- ksqlDB - The Real-Time Streaming Database. As the title implies, the presentation is about ksqlDB. I have delivered ksqlDB talks before, but this session is very much new material.
I am excited! If you are around, come by and say Hi!
That’s all for this week. I hope you enjoy what I did put together. Please comment on this post or ping me if you have ideas for what to cover.
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