Stephane Maarek talks with Dave Rael about educational impact, lifestyle, making a difference, pushing progress, and constant learning
Stephane is a solutions architect, consultant and software developer that has a particular interest in all things related to big data and analytics. He's also a best seller instructor on Udemy for his courses in Apache Kafka, Apache NiFi and AWS Lambda!
He loves Apache Kafka. He regularly contributes to the Apache Kafka project and wrote a guest blog post featured on the Confluent website, the company behind Apache Kafka.
He also is an AWS certified Solutions Architect, and has many years of experience with technologies such as Apache Kafka, Apache NiFi, Apache Spark, Hadoop, PostgreSQL, Tableau, Spotfire, Docker and Ansible amongst many others.
His favourite programming languages are Scala and Python, and he plans on learning Go soon.
During his spare time he enjoys cooking, practicing yoga, surfing, watching TV shows, and traveling to awesome destinations!
2:04 - Dave introduces the show and Stephane Maarek5:15 - Stephane's introduction to both Kafka and teaching7:50 - Stephane's nomadic lifestyle9:21 - The appeal of teaching10:52 - Lessons learned from creating courses12:23 - Stephane's future13:09 - The things that "light Stephane up"14:18 - How Stephane got started in software18:36 - How Stephane learns20:10 - Stephane's story of failure - creating an app without any marketing that didn't get a strong user base25:08 - Stephane's success story - helping students progress and succeed29:21 - Stephane's book recommendation31:16 - The things that have Stephane most excited34:27 - Stephane's causes of pain and suffering35:44 - Stephane's top 3 tips for delivering more value
Stephane's Courses on Udemy
Stephane on Medium
Stephane on the Confluent Blog
Stephane's YouTube Channel
Chad Fowler on Developer On Fire
Austin Bingham on Developer On Fire
The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right - Atul Gawande
Stephane's book recommendation:
I Heart Logs: Event Data, Stream Processing, and Data Integration - Jay Kreps
Stephane's top 3 tips for delivering more value:
Never stop learning and learn the next thing
Put in an effort - just try