Tim Berglund

Director of Developer Experience at Confluent

Tim is a teacher, author, and technology leader with Confluent, where he serves as the Senior Director of Developer Experience. He can frequently be found at speaking at conferences in the United States and all over the world. He is the co-presenter of various O’Reilly training videos on topics ranging from Git to Distributed Systems, and is the author of Gradle Beyond the Basics. He tweets as @tlberglund, blogs very occasionally at http://timberglund.com, is the co-host of the http://devrelrad.io podcast, and lives in Littleton, CO, USA with the wife of his youth and their youngest child, the other two having mostly grown up.


Become a Tech Leader in Three Easy Videotapes
Cassandra and Spark
Cassandra Workshop
Decision Making in Software Teams
Dissolving the Problem: Kafka is more ACID Than Your Database
Distributed Systems in One Lesson
Events, Dear Boy, Events
Four Distributed Systems Architectural Patterns
Git Workshop
Git Workshop (Bring A Laptop)
Next-Generation Curriculum with Asciidoc


ÜberConf July 16 - 19, 2019 Denver, CO
TechLeader Summit December 4 - 6, 2019 Clearwater, FL
ArchConf December 9 - 12, 2019 Clearwater, FL


Exploring Kafka
August 15, 2018

In this episode I'm joined by Tim Burglund who heads up developer relations at confluent. Tim brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in distributed systems, stream/realtime processing, and all things kafka. 

He gives us an insiders tour of the past, present and future of this exciting technology. 


Building and Testing with Gradle

Build and test software written in Java and many other languages with Gradle, the open source project automation tool that’s getting a lot of attention. This concise introduction provides numerous code examples to help you explore Gradle, both as a build tool and as a complete solution for automating the compilation, test, and release process of simple and enterprise-level applications.

Discover how Gradle improves on the best ideas of Ant, Maven, and other build tools, with standards for developers who want them and lots of flexibility for those who prefer less structure.

  • Use Gradle with Groovy, Clojure, Scala, and languages beyond the JVM, such as Flex and C
  • Get started building a simple Java program using Gradle's command line tooling and a small build script
  • Learn how to configure and construct tasks, Gradle's fundamental unit of build activity
  • Take advantage of Gradle's integration with Ant
  • Use Gradle to integrate with or transition from Maven, and to build software more cleanly
  • Perform application unit and integration tests using JUnit, TestNG, Spock, and Geb