September 28-29, 2022

Kong Summit 2022

Kong Summit 2022

Where API Innovation Runs Wild

San Francisco, CA
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In its fifth year, Kong Summit brings the Kong community together for a chance to discuss building new ideas, tapping into developer-driven innovation, and modernizing connectivity without sacrificing security and governance. Over two days, sessions will explore real-world solutions to building, securing, consuming, and connecting APIs and microservices.

Discover

What’s next around APIs, microservices, service mesh, Kubernetes, and open source tools.

Operate

Hands-on technical training for Kong solutions by Kong engineers and R&D.

Learn

Go beyond product features with businesses and builders doing things differently.

Tickets

Early Bird

$499.00

Full access pass to keynotes, sessions, expo, receptions, and networking on 9/28-9/29.

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General Admission

$599.00

Full access pass to keynotes, sessions, expo, receptions, and networking on 9/28-9/29.

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Last Minute

$699.00

Full access pass to keynotes, sessions, expo, receptions, and networking on 9/28-9/29.

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Featured Speakers

Marco Palladino Kong, CTO and Co-Founder

Marco Palladino Kong, CTO and Co-Founder

Marco Palladino is an inventor, software developer and Internet entrepreneur based in San Francisco, California. He is the co-founder and CTO of Kong, the most widely adopted open source API platform. Besides being a core maintainer, Marco is currently responsible for the design and delivery of the Kong products, while also providing the technical thought leadership around APIs and microservices within Kong and the external community. Marco was also the co-founder of Mashape, which started in 2010 and is today the largest API marketplace in the world.

Viktor Gamov Kong, Principal Developer Advocate

Viktor Gamov Kong, Principal Developer Advocate

Viktor Gamov is a Principal Developer Advocate at Kong, a cloud connectivity company. Viktor has comprehensive expertise in building distributed systems and cloud-native architectures using open source technologies. He enjoys helping architects and developers design and develop low latency, scalable, and highly available systems. He is a professional conference speaker on distributed systems, streaming data, JVM, and DevOps topics.

Kat Morgan Kong, Developer Advocate

Kat Morgan Kong, Developer Advocate

Kat Morgan is a Developer Advocate at Kong Inc. She is experienced in the delivery and support of enterprise Linux infrastructure, Kubernetes infrastructure and middleware, and DevOps practices. She is a host of Kubevirt (a CNCF Sandbox Project) community meetings, a member of the Puluminaries community, and a founding member of UOR Framework.

Christian Hernandez Codefresh, Head of Developer Experience and Community Management

Christian Hernandez Codefresh, Head of Developer Experience and Community Management

Christian is a well rounded technologist with experience in infrastructure engineering, systems administration, enterprise architecture, tech support, advocacy, and management. Passionate about OpenSource and containerizing the world one application at a time. Lately he's been focusing on Kubernetes, DevOps, Cloud Native architecture, and GitOps practices.

Benjamin Bertow Senior Technical Lead & Product Owner, Mercedes-Benz Tech Innovation GmbH

Benjamin Bertow Senior Technical Lead & Product Owner, Mercedes-Benz Tech Innovation GmbH

Benjamin is product owner, project manager and devops engineer at Mercedes-Benz Tech Innovation. He is experienced with data transfer technology in projects ranging from old SOAP monoliths to REST microservices. For the past 2+ years he worked on various Mercedes-Benz API management topics, and is the product owner of a service offering Kong gateway features to various internal projects.

Anuj Sharma Amazon Web Services (AWS), Sr Container Specialist Solutions Architect

Anuj Sharma Amazon Web Services (AWS), Sr Container Specialist Solutions Architect

Anuj is a container specialist solution architect at Amazon Web Services and has been building on AWS for over 7 years. He has hands-on industry experience for over 15 years in application and infrastructure development. When not developing, he likes to hike around Mt Rainer.

Training & Certification

Level up your Kong know-how and get certified as a Kong Gateway Operations Associate or Kong Gateway Operations for K8s Associate. Free training and certification prep courses offered Sept. 27. Drop-in proctored exams offered Sept. 28 and 29. Register for training and get info about exams during checkout.

Kong Konnect Cloud Foundations

4 hours | September 27, 2022, 8-12PM PT

Overview

This half-day course is designed to introduce you to the core knowledge and functionality needed to utilize the Kong Konnect SaaS product for your organization. At a high level, Konnect allows organizations to manage multiple runtimes from a single, cloud-based control plane, giving you an overview of all deployed services. You can deploy these runtimes in different target environments, data centers, geographies, or zones without needing a local clustered database for each runtime group.

By the end of this course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Manage Konnect authentication/authorization for users using teams and roles.
  • Understand how to provision hosted Kong Gateway control planes and support securely attaching Kong Gateway data planes from a cloud or hybrid environments.
  • Make your APIs discoverable, consumable, and reusable for development teams.
  • Catalog services to create a single source of truth for an organization’s service inventory.
  • Create a Dev Portal for developers to locate, access, and consume API services.
  • Get insights into service, route, and application usage and health monitoring data.

Course Objectives

  • Kong Gateway Foundations course
  • Basic Linux command line proficiency
  • General networking proficiency 
  • Understand RESTful API concepts
  • Basic understanding of cloud and data center architectures
  • General understanding of your API Management needs

Prerequisites

  • What is Konnect Cloud?
  • Managing access to Konnect Cloud
  • Managing Services using Service Hub
  • Runtime management using Runtime Manager
  • Monitoring of Services using Konnect Vitals
  • Using Dev Portal for API catalog management

Course Outline

Kong Mesh Foundations

4 hours | September 27, 2022, 1-5PM PT

Overview

This course is targeted at operators or site reliability engineers tasked with managing a Kong Mesh deployment. To help learners understand the context in which the Kong Mesh is used, the course includes foundational concepts of microservices and APIs. The course balances lecture, hands-on exercise and quizzes to keep learners engaged and to ensure that the learning objectives are achieved.

By the end of this course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Discuss the move from monolith to microservices architectures 
  • Understand and explain Service Mesh 
  • Explain connectivity in a modern application environment 
  • Understand and explain different deployment models for Kong Mesh 
  • Deploy and secure Kong Mesh 
  • Control traffic with Kong Mesh policies

Course Objectives

  • Basic Linux command line proficiency 
  • General networking proficiency 
  • Understanding of RESTful API concepts 
  • Git workflow 
  • Understanding of microservices architectures 
  • Understanding of Kubernetes

Prerequisites

  • The journey to microservices architectures 
  • Business case for using Mesh
  • Introduction to Kong Mesh 
    • Understanding Service Mesh 
    • Kong Mesh Architecture Overview 
    • Kong Mesh History/Heritage
    • Advantages of Kong Mesh vs. competition
  • Deploying Kong Mesh with Zero-Trust Security 
    • Standalone, Multi-Zone and Multi-Mesh Architecture 
    • Deploying and securing a Kong Mesh (Standalone Deployment)
      • Enabling Zero-Trust Security with mTLS 
      • Kong Mesh and mTLS 
      • Strict and Passive mTLS 
      • Certificate Rotation 
    • Using CLI and GUI
    • Canary Deployments
    • Using Kong Gateway with Kong Mesh
  • Controlling Traffic with Kong Mesh Policies 
    • Understanding Policies 
    • Order of Policy enforcement 
    • Common Policies 
    • Resilience Evaluation
    • Circuit Breaking
    • External Services

Course Outline

Kong Gateway Operations

8 hours (1 hour lunch) | September 27, 2022, 8-5PM PT

Overview

The Kong Gateway Operations course covers the essential knowledge required to deploy and operate a Kong Gateway implementation. It is required in order to take the Kong Gateway Associate certification exam. The course balances lecture, hands-on exercise and quizzes to keep learners engaged and to ensure that the learning objectives are achieved.

By the end of this course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Understand Kong Gateway deployment modes 
  • Deploy and secure Kong Gateway 
  • Secure services 
  • Use Kong Vitals (Vitals) to monitor Kong Gateway's health and performance
  • Understand the use cases of the advanced plugins 
  • Troubleshoot common problems 

Course Objectives

  • Kong Gateway Foundations
  • Basic Linux command line proficiency 
  • General networking proficiency 
  • Understanding of RESTful API concepts 
  • Git workflow

Prerequisites

  • Kong Gateway Installation on Docker
    • Install and configure Kong Gateway and Kong Manager
  • Securing Kong
    •  Admin API
    • Authn/z
  • Securing Services on Kong
    •  Auth
    • Rate-limit
    • mTLS
  • OIDC Plugin
    • Configure the OIDC plugin to authenticate requests using the OpenID Connect protocol
  • Kong Vitals
    • Understand the difference between health and traffic metrics
    • Pulling metrics using Vitals API
    • Using InfluxDB or Prometheus with Vitals
  • Advanced Plug-in Introduction
    • Rate Limiting Advanced Plugin
    • Request & Response Transformer
    • jq Plugin
    • Exit Transformer Plugin
    • Prometheus Plugin
  • Troubleshooting
    • Troubleshooting Methodology & Techniques
    • Distinguishing between downstream and upstream networking issues
    • Collecting troubleshooting information

Course Outline

Kong Gateway Operations for K8s

8 hours (1 hour lunch) | September 27, 2022, 8-5PM PT

Overview

The Kong Gateway Operations on Kubernetes course covers the essential knowledge required to deploy and operate a Kong Gateway in a kubernetes cluster. It is required in order to take the Kong Gateway for Kubernetes Associate certification exam. The course balances lecture, hands-on exercise and quizzes to keep learners engaged and to ensure that the learning objectives are achieved. The Kong Ingress Controller for Kubernetes (KIC) is covered to demonstrate how to use Kong’s Kubernetes Custom Resource Definitions (CRDs) to configure the Gateway via kubectl.

By the end of this course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Understand Kong Gateway deployment modes 
  • Deploy and secure Kong Gateway on a Kubernetes cluster
  • Secure Application Services and Routes 
  • Use Kong Vitals (Vitals) to monitor Kong Gateway's health and performance 
  • Understand the use cases of the advanced plugins for customizing to individual application needs
  • Troubleshoot common problems

Course Objectives

  • Kong Gateway Foundations 
  • Basic Linux command line proficiency 
  • General networking proficiency 
  • Understanding of RESTful API concepts 
  • Git workflow
  • Knowledge of helm, kubectl, yaml, docker

Prerequisites

  • Kong Gateway Installation on Kubernetes 
    • Install and configure Kong Gateway and Kong Manager on a Kubernetes cluster
    • Introduction to Kong Ingress Controller for Kubernetes (KIC)
  •  Securing Kong Admin Functions
    • Admin API 
    • Authn/z 
  •  Securing Application Services on Kong 
    • Auth 
    • Rate-limit 
    • mTLS 
  •  OIDC Plugin 
    • Configure the OIDC plugin to authenticate requests using the OpenID Connect protocol  Troubleshooting 
    • Troubleshooting Methodology & Techniques 
    • Distinguishing between downstream and upstream networking issues 
    • Collecting troubleshooting information 
  •  Kong Vitals 
    • Understand the difference between health and traffic metrics 
    • Pulling metrics using Vitals API 
    • Using InfluxDB or Prometheus with Vitals 
  •  Advanced Plug-in Introduction 
    • Rate Limiting Advanced Plugin 
    • Prometheus Plugin 
    • Request & Response Transformer

Course Outline

FAQs

27Sep

Tuesday, September 27

  • Training
  • Partner Summit
28Sep

Wednesday September 28

  • Keynote Presentations
  • Breakout Sessions & Demo Sessions
  • Ask the Experts
  • API Ecosystem Solutions Expo
  • Welcome Reception
29Sep

Thursday, September 29

  • Keynote Presentation
  • Breakout Sessions & Demo Sessions
  • Ask the Experts
  • API Ecosystem Solutions Expo
  • Awards and Prizes

The Palace Hotel San Francisco

2 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94105


Plan your stay by visiting the hotel booking page.

Not to worry! All session recordings will be posted after the event.

The full agenda will be available online at the end of August.

Kong is committed to the health and safety of our customers, partners, employees, and team members. Below you will find the current COVID-19 guidelines. We encourage you to return to the website regularly for updates. Revisions will be made in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the City of San Francisco requirements as well as requirements set forth by the event venue.

Health and safety guidelines

  • Indoor and outdoor masking is recommended
  • Enhanced cleaning will be performed throughout the venue and program areas. (See The Palace Hotel and Marriott International's Commitment to Clean)
  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the program
  • Do not attend if you are feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID-19.

We encourage you to review the health and safety protocols in place for the City of San Francisco.

The Kong Summit Hackathon is a virtual event with an online open submission period from September 1-27th, 2022.

Contributions are encouraged from all Kong Community members and you can even earn a Kong Summit ticket though your contribution (plus additional prizes and swag)!

Please see the Hackathon event page for all event details and updates.

The annual API Innovator Awards give us the opportunity to shine a light on the projects and people who are ahead of the pack in their use of Kong. Submissions are open for nominees -- and will be open through August 11.

All winners will be recognized at the awards ceremony during Kong Summit 2022 on September 29, 2022. Winners will receive a trophy, recognition via social promotion and a press release, a promotional toolkit, a donation to a charity (Kong will provide the funding and the list of charity options) and a chance to chat on a panel at the awards ceremony.

Visit the API Innovator Awards page for more information and to submit your project!

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BOOK YOUR TRAVEL

Conference hotel:
The Palace Hotel San Francisco
2 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94105

Plan your stay by visiting the hotel booking page.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Event dates:
September 28 - 29, 2022 | Keynotes, sessions, networking in expo hall, party!
September 27 | Training and Certification (a seperate registration is required)

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