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Event EndedKong SF In-Person Meetup


We are thrilled to welcome you to our first in-person meetup for 2023! Get ready for an evening filled with interesting talks, networking, food & drinks, and more! When we say more… well, you will have to come in-person to find out the surprises we have prepared for you 🤓

17:00 – 18:00 Everyone arrives, networking, drinks & snacks
18:00 – 18:45 Debug This: Enter Open Telemetry and Kong Gateway
by Viktor Gamov
18:45 – 19:00 Break
19:00 – 19:45 Changing Engines in Flight Kong 3.x Series
by Harry Bagdi
19:45 – 21:00 Q&A, networking, food & drinks


1. Debug This: Enter Open Telemetry and Kong Gateway
Are you tired of struggling to understand the flow of requests and responses through your microservices? What if you know the secret of identifying and troubleshooting issues quickly?Then you wouldn’t want to miss our upcoming meetup talk on using OpenTelemetry’s tracing with Kong Gateway!

Viktor Gamov will show you how to achieve deep observability and optimize your microservices for better performance and reliability. Next, you will see how to integrate with Open Telemetry Application Performance Monitoring (APM) tools.

You don’t want to miss this opportunity to level up your microservices game with Kong Gateway and Open Telemetry.

Viktor Gamov is a Principal Developer Advocate at Kong. He has a 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. He’s regular on events including JavaOne, Devoxx, OSCON, QCon, and others. Viktor has co-authored books O’Reilly’s «Enterprise Web Development» and Manning’s «Apache Kafka® in Action.»
He blogs at http://gamov.io and co-hosts KongCast https://pod.link/kongcast.
Follow Viktor on Twitter @gamussa, where he posts there about gym life, food, open-source, and Kong and Cloud.

2. Changing Engines in Flight Kong 3.x Series
Kong has been around for 8 years. A lot has changed in the last 8 years in the cloud infrastructure and API space. While Kong has stood the test of time, it is also time to redesign some aspects of Kong for the next 8-10 years. In this talk, we will go over the recent advances that have been made in 3.x releases and discuss research underway at Kong Inc.

We will cover:
– philosophy of Kong Gateway’s development
– advances in Kong’s core in the last 6-12 months
– What to expect from Kong Gateway’s development in the next 6-12 months
This should help all attendees plan their Kong Gateway deployments and use-cases.

Harry Bagdi is a Principal Engineer at Kong (Twitter: https://twitter.com/hbagdi42). Harry works on Kong Gateway and most recently has been involved in the redesign of Kong gateway’s control-plane – Koko. Previously, he led the development and launch of Kong’s Kubernetes products and integrations.

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