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23 Mar
Mar 23, 2023
6:00PM Europe/London

Kong London In-Person Meetup (March)


We are so happy to be back in-person and look forward to meet all of you at this in-person meetup 🎉

Kong makes connecting APIs and microservices across today’s hybrid, multi-cloud environments easier and faster than ever.

We power trillions of API transactions for leading organizations globally through our end-to-end API platform.

We are thrilled to be partnering with QuadCorps for our first in-person meetup for 2023!


18:00 – 18:30 Registration, networking, food & drinks
18:30 – 18:35 Introductions Kong & QuadCorps
18:35 – 19:15 Zero Downtime Upgrading Strategies to Kong Gateway 3.x by Andrew Kew (Principal Engineer, QuadCorps)
19:15 – 20:00 SaaSy Kong – Introducing Konnect by Mark Sivill (Senior Solutions Engineer, Kong)
20:00 – 20:15 Q&A
20:15 – 21:00 Networking & drinks


Talk 1 – Zero Downtime Upgrading Strategies to Kong Gateway 3.x by Andrew Kew
If you are running Kong < 3.0 and need help on how to upgrade and what to look out for? Then this talk is for you. In this talk I will discuss a few upgrade strategies from Kong 2.x to 3.x to ensure a zero downtime, smooth upgrade. I will talk through what to look out for when upgrading to 3.x and finally discuss some of my favourite new features.

Talk 2 – SaaSy Kong – Introducing Konnect by Mark Sivill
An overview of Kong’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering that manages Kong Gateways and other useful tasks. Topics covered include

* What is Konnect
* When to consider using Konnect
* Konnect Demonstration
* How to get started with Konnect for free


Andrew Kew (Principal Engineer, QuadCorps)
Andrew is a highly passionate technologist with over 15 valuable years experience in building server side and cloud applications.
Having spent the majority of his time in the Financial Services domain, his meritocratic rise to CTO of an Algorithmic Trading firm allowed him to not only steer the business from a technology standpoint, but build robust and scalable trading algorithms. His mantra is “right first time”, thus ensuring the projects or clients he is involved in are left in a better place than they were before he arrived.

Mark Sivill (Senior Solutions Engineer, Kong)
Mark is a Solutions Engineer at Kong based in the United Kingdom who works with companies to explore the value that Kong can deliver to their businesses. Previously he has worked at companies such as Splunk, Salesforce, and Oracle bringing his background in observability, Software-as-a-Service, and middleware to API Management.


British Computer Society – 25 Copthall Ave, London EC2R 7BP

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