Gwen is a product manager at Confluent where she helps Confluent teams, customers and the wider community work together to create
amazing products. She has 15 years of experience working with code and customers to build scalable data architectures, integrating relational
and big data technologies. Gwen is the author of “Kafka – The Definitive Guide” and “Hadoop Application Architectures”, and a frequent presenter at industry conferences. Gwen is a PMC member on the Apache Kafka project and committer on Apache Sqoop. When Gwen isn’t building data pipelines or planning new features, you can find her pedaling on her bike exploring the roads and trails of California,and beyond.