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About the Author
Kate Stanley is a software engineer at IBM who also presents at technology conferences worldwide.
Kate first worked at IBM as part of the Extreme Blue summer internship. She spent 12 weeks working with fellow undergraduates on a game that teaches children to write Python code. Kate quickly realized her passion for both technology and helping others to learn.
After completing her Master of Mathematics at Durham University, she joined IBM full time as part of the Liberty team in 2014. Here she started her journey into Java and microservices, building up her expertise. Kate has written a range of blogs and articles and has co-authored an IBM Redbook on Java microservices. She also contributes to Game On!, an old-school text-based adventure game that enables developers to explore microservices in a fun learning context.
Kate really enjoys presenting and sharing knowledge. In 2016 she presented on the main stage at Jfokus in Sweden. Since then Kate has presented at conferences all over the world, including JavaOne in San Francisco and Devoxx UK in London.
Kate now works on IBM Event Streams, a fully supported Apache Kafka offering. Alongside her development work she continues to present, sharing her experiences with Kafka and Java at conferences and meetups. She is excited to share her love of programming with others through her training course on LinkedIn Learning.