Robin is a Developer Advocate at Confluent, the company founded by the creators of Apache Kafka, as well as an Oracle Developer Champion and ACE Director Alumnus. His career has always involved data, from the old worlds of COBOL and DB2, through the worlds of Oracle and Hadoop, and into the current world with Kafka. His particular interests are analytics, systems architecture, performance testing and optimization. He blogs at http://cnfl.io/rmoff and http://rmoff.net/ (and previously http://ritt.md/rmoff) and can be found tweeting grumpy geek thoughts as @rmoff. Outside of work Robin enjoys drinking good beer and eating fried breakfasts, although generally not at the same time.