Kong Contributor Program

Engage with the Community Build Connections Earn Rewards

Kong’s Contributor Program is designed to encourage knowledge sharing amongst Kong’s community of users and to recognize and reward the important work our contributors are doing. We have a variety of ways through which you can contribute and earn points towards some amazing Kong swag!

BENEFITS

Build your personal brand within your function and industry.

Be visible to thousands of peers across Kong’s channels.

Receive points to redeem for exclusive swag and prizes in our Kong Store!

Contribute Content

We 💖 featuring your Kong expertise and projects in our blog, YouTube, Meetups and events. Each contribution earns you points, which can be redeemed at our exclusive swag store.

All contributions can be submitted directly to the Kong Community team via the submission form. We review contributions on a monthly basis. You’ll receive a confirmation that your contribution was accepted and a code once you hit 50 points.

10 Points
  • Share on Social
  • Let us know how you use Kong
Contribution Type
Points
How to Contribute
Contribution Type: Share on Social
Points: 10
  • How to Contribute:
  • Reshare or retweet our latest LinkedIn or Twitter posts
  • Maximum of 1 reshared post a week
  • Submit proof
Contribution Type: Be a Kong User
Points: 10
  • How to Contribute:
  • Get 10 points automatically for telling us how you are using any of Kong’s products
25 Points
  • Submit a Talk
Contribution Type
Points
How to Contribute
Contribution Type: Submit a Talk
Points: 25
  • How to Contribute:
  • Submit a talk proposal to your desired conference or summit featuring Kong OSS projects. Request review or assistance for your talk title or abstract at community@konghq.com
  • ⭐️ Bonus: Was your talk accepted? Earn an additional 50 points for giving your talk! Notify Kong of speaking date & time Share event on your social media Send Kong a link (if recorded) to your session recording
50 Points
  • Write a Blog or Record a Video
  • Present at a Kong Meetup or User Call
  • Host a Meetup
  • Present at Another Meetup
  • LIMITED TIME BONUS: Write us a review on G2
Contribution Type
Points
How to Contribute
Contribution Type: Write a Blog or Record a Video
Points: 50
  • How to Contribute:
  • Write your post or record your video
  • Approve final blog before Kong publishes
  • Write blog post or create a video OR show us an existing blog post you wrote in the past 1 year
Contribution Type: Present at a Kong Meetup or User Call
Points: 50
  • How to Contribute:
  • Find your local Meetup group
  • Propose a talk topic by emailing meetups@konghq.com
  • Align with Kong on the topic
  • Share your Meetup via social media
  • Present at your scheduled Meetup or User Call
Contribution Type: Host a Meetup
Points: 50
  • How to Contribute:
  • Define content & speaker(s) for one of our 75+ global Meetup group locations: Align with the Kong Community team regarding speaking topics, date, time, and logistics. Post the event on meetup.com Promote the event on social media
Contribution Type: Present at Another Meetup
Points: 50
  • How to Contribute:
  • Once accepted, notify Kong of speaking date & time
  • Share event on your social media
  • Send Kong a link (if recorded) to your session recording
Contribution Type: LIMITED TIME BONUS
Points: 50
100 Points
  • Become a Meetup Organizer
Contribution Type
Points
How to Contribute
Contribution Type: Become a Meetup Organizer
Points: 100
  • How to Contribute:
  • We are on the lookout for local community organizers who will help us grow our Kong community

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Questions? Reach out to us at community@konghq.com

Contribute Code

Kong is built on open source, so we appreciate contributions to our code and documentation! Contributions to each of our repositories are eligible for exclusive contributor t-shirts. Each of our projects has their own t-shirt design, so you can collect them all!

Kong Gateway

The world’s most popular API gateway.

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Kuma

Universal Envoy service mesh for distributed service connectivity and Sandbox project of CNCF.

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Kong Ingress Controller

The official Ingress Controller for Kubernetes.

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Insomnia

Deliver high quality APIs with the Insomnia API design platform.

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Become a Kong Champion

Kong Champions are frequent contributors who play a key role in developing and engaging with Kong’s community all around the globe. If you are already contributing, you are halfway there! Learn more about our Kong Champions program