Pop quiz: How do you best make one Rails app communicate with another? How do you split one big Rails app into two smaller ones? How do you switch from a Rails app to a constellation of Rails services? Event streaming provides the most robust answer. Simple but powerful Kafka streams unlock a world of capabilities with their durability and consistency, but integrating with Rails poses challenges. Join us and learn simple reading and writing to Kafka with Rails, broader distributed systems design, and the magical transactional outbox. You'll leave with the knowledge you need to make the switch.