Zeebe, Event-Driven Architectures, and More: Talk Recordings from Kafka Summit SF and CamundaCon

Written by Mike Winters on in the Inside Zeebe category.

It’s been a busy past month for the Zeebe team here at Camunda. At the end of September, we took the stage at CamundaCon, our annual user conference, and in mid-October, we traveled to San Francisco to give a presentation at Kafka Summit.

We capped off October with a Meetup at Camunda HQ, which we co-hosted with the friendly folks at Confluent. And in between, Camunda co-founder and workflow extraordinaire Bernd Rücker has been speaking at a number of events throughout Europe.

Oh, and amidst all of the conference activity, we released Zeebe 0.12, which included support for new BPMN symbols (and therefore new use cases) along with some major conceptual changes that make Zeebe a simpler and more focused system.

We’re happy to say that we’re ready to share recorded talks from these events. If you didn’t have a chance to see us in person, don’t fret–we’ve collected videos and slide sets in this post.

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As always, if you have questions, comments, or feedback, please get in touch with us.

Big Workflow in Action: Zeebe Live Hacking (CamundaCon Berlin, September 2018)

In this talk, three members of the Zeebe team share an introduction to Zeebe and the problem it solves, a live Zeebe demo, and a closer look at just how well Zeebe scales. The recording is below, and slides from the presentation are available here.

Keynote: The Role of Workflows in Microservices (CamundaCon Berlin, September 2018)

In this keynote address, Bernd provides a high-level overview of how a modern workflow engine provides visibility into and control over microservices architectures. If you’re new to microservices in general, this is a great place to start. The recording is below, and slides from the presentation are available here.

The Big Picture: Monitoring and Orchestration of Your Microservices Landscape with Kafka and Zeebe (Kafka Summit San Francisco, October 2018)

According to the 2018 Apache Kafka user survey, 78% of Kafka users work at organizations that use a microservices architecture, and 63% use Kafka for communication between microservices.

Which begs the question: how might someone combine Kafka with Zeebe to introduce a workflow engine to an event-driven architecture? That’s exactly what Bernd demonstrates in this presentation.

Both the recording and slides are ready for viewing on the Confluent website.

Want to get hands on? The code from the demo is available on Github.

Bernd gave the same presentation at the Camunda User Group / Apache Kafka Berlin Meetup on Monday, October 22. The Meetup talk was recorded, too: