August 8, 2018
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Kong Summit 2018 to Explore the API and Microservices Revolution and Best Practices in Modern Software Architectures

Attendees will learn about API design and orchestration from industry experts and get the latest Kong product roadmap updates

SAN FRANCISCO -- August 7, 2018 -- Kong Inc., the leading API platform for modern architectures, today announced the initial schedule of sessions and speakers for Kong Summit 2018, including keynotes, user and industry sessions, and technical workshops. The event is set for September 18-19 at The Pearl in San Francisco.

Microservices and container technology are allowing software developers and architects to reimagine the way they approach their infrastructure and examine ways to move away from older, monolithic architectures in favor of modern ones based on open source technologies, said Augusto Marietti, co-founder and CEO of Kong. Kong Summit 2018 will equip attendees with software development and architecture skills and strategies to help maximize the opportunity presented by microservices and containers.

Kong Summit 2018 will bring together technologists from the Kubernetes and other open source communities, venture capitalists, enterprise software developers and architects, and members of the Kong user community. Featured speakers include:

  • Shobhana Ahluwalia, head of information technology at Uber
  • Kolton Andrus, co-founder and CEO of Gremlin
  • Marcelo Da Cruz Pinto, principal engineer at McAfee
  • Chad Fowler, CTO and general manager of Microsoft
  • Joseph Jacks, founder of KubeCon
  • Erin McKean, founder of and developer advocate at Microsoft
  • Christian Posta, chief architect at Red Hat
  • Guillermo Rauch, founder of ZEIT
  • Chris Richardson, founder of and

Kong Summit will take on topics like the evolving API economy and open source innovation, leveraging microservices and Kubernetes, the importance of serverless and its future in shaping the software architecture, best practices of API design and orchestration, real-world Kong use cases presented by community members, and hands-on workshops.

The current lineup of Kong Summit 2018 sessions is available now and will be updated in the coming weeks. Register for Kong Summit 2018 by August 18 to receive special pricing. Online registration will be available through September 17.

Members of the media who would like to request a press pass to attend may contact Pauline Louie at

About Kong

Kong delivers a next-generation API platform designed for modern architectures, including microservices, containers, cloud and serverless. Offering high flexibility, scalability, speed and performance, the open source platform enables developers and Global 5000 enterprises to reliably secure, connect and orchestrate microservice APIs for modern applications. For more information about Kong, please visit or follow @thekonginc on Twitter.