July 28, 2022
3 min read

API innovation runs wild at Kong Summit 2022

Marco Palladino
CTO and Co-Founder

Join the builders and leaders taming the API jungle live and in person at Kong Summit 2022 September 28-29, 2022, at the historic Palace Hotel in San Francisco, California. Registration is now open.

Kong Summit 2022 will feature more than 70 speakers across over 40 sessions, with insights from innovators and visionaries from companies like IKEA, Mercedes-Benz Group AG, McAfee, Wayfair, Okta, AWS, Sky Italia, HashiCorp, and (of course) Kong.

Kong Summit 2022 speakers include:

  • Feder Gorin, senior director of engineering; Cara Li, director of software engineering; and Tyler Hall, software engineer architect, ATP
  • Anuj Sharma, senior container specialist solutions architect; Debra Rocha, partner solutions architect; Div Shekhar, partner solutions architect, AWS
  • Jeremy Glassenberg, product leader, APIs, Docusign
  • Dervis Avdic, engineering manager, IKEA
  • Augusto Marietti, CEO and co-founder; Marco Palladino, CTO and co-founder; Viktor Gamov, principal developer advocate; Kat Morgan, developer advocate, Kong
  • Nick Rapier, group manager of product management – platforms, Kroger
  • Martin Kölbel, API management, solution architect; Dominik Schmid, senior technical lead and product owner; Benjamin Bertow, senior technical lead and product owner, Mercedes-Benz Group AG
  • Madan Thangavelu, director of engineering, Uber
  • Casie Ropski, technical scrum master, Vanguard
  • Shai Sachs, staff engineer, Wayfair

What to expect at Kong Summit 2022

In its fifth year, Kong Summit brings the Kong community — customers, partners, the open source user community, and industry thought leaders — together for a chance to discuss building new ideas, tapping into developer-driven innovation, and modernizing connectivity without sacrificing security and governance.

  • Learn about what's next around APIs, microservices, service mesh, Kubernetes, and open source tools.
  • Connect with the Kong community of technology leaders and practitioners. Network with your peers, relax, and play classic arcade games, including Donkey Kong.
  • Get training for Kong solutions.
  • Chat with Kong engineers and R&D, and get your questions answered at the Kong "Ask Me Anything" Table.
  • Talk shop with sponsors including: AWS, Red Hat, Wipro, Coforge, Live Reply, Styra, Prowess Software, AragonMS3, Traceable AI, SIGHUP, Infosys, and Neosec.

At Kong Summit 2021, we brought together nearly 5,000 of Kong's open source user community, customers, partners and industry thought leaders from nearly 100 countries. That digital event brought a taste of San Francisco to an international audience.

This year, we're bringing that international audience to San Francisco for our biggest and (dare we say) best conference yet.

Want to keep up with Kong Summit? Follow the conversation on Twitter at #KongSummit22.

Kong training and certification

Level up your Kong know-how and prepare to get certified as a Kong Gateway Certified Associate or Kong Gateway for K8s Certified Associate. Free training and certification prep courses offered Sept. 27. Register for training and get a $100 discount voucher for your exam bundled with your ticket.

Visit the Kong Summit 2022 page for more information.

Kong Summit Hackathon

On September 27, Kong will host its second annual Kong Summit Hackathon, an all-virtual event designed to foster creativity within the Kong community. Submissions are open September 1-27.

API Innovator Awards

Kong Summit 2022 will wind down with a ceremony celebrating the winners of our API Innovator Awards.

These awards highlight the projects and people who have accelerated digital transformation through innovative uses of Kong technology. Applications are now open until August 11.

Visit the API Innovator Awards page for more details and to submit a nomination.

What is Kong Summit?

Kong Summit is the conference where API innovation runs wild.

At Kong Summit, innovators and visionaries connect and cut through the buzzwords to get into the thick of things — exploring real-world solutions to building, securing, consuming, and connecting APIs and microservices.

You'll go beyond product features to exploring big ideas with businesses and builders doing things differently. You'll get hands-on. You may even get a little wild. Because innovation takes a willingness to go off the map.

Registration is now open.