Boston AWS Immersion Day & Red Sox Game Day Experience

Event Ended
Event time: July 31, 2024|1:00 PM EDT
AWS Office
BOS21 55 Pier 4 Blvd., Boston, MA 02210

In-Person, Hands-on Workshop with Kong and AWS, followed by a Red Sox Game at Fenway Park.

🌐 Boston AWS Immersion Day & Red Sox Game Day Experience

Digital transformation is built on APIs. Modern organizations use APIs to modernize access to legacy systems, liberate siloed data, and break down monolithic applications into smaller, easier to manage components in order to rapidly increase their pace of innovation and deliver new digital experiences. Paramount to successful modernization is an API-first strategy that leverages cloud-native technologies to achieve security, automation, and performance at scale.

In this hands-on workshop, we will demonstrate the ways Kong Konnect can help your organization adopt a federated API management model throughout their lifecycle, and show how the API Gateway pattern can be used for modernization.

We'll follow this workshop with an afternoon of America's favorite pastime as the Boston Red Sox take on the Seattle Mariners at the iconic Fenway Park!

Workshop Learning Objectives

  • Get an architectural overview of the Kong Konnect platform.
  • Set up Konnect runtime on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS).
  • Learn about services, routes and plugins.
  • Deploy a sample microservice and access the application using the defined route.
  • Use the platform to address the following use cases: Authentication and Authorization | Rate limiting | Response Transformer | Invoke AWS Lambda | Proxy caching
  • Learn observability best practices

What's Needed

  • AWS Account - sign-up for one: here
  • Kong Konnect Account - sign-up for one: here (Konnect FREE)
  • For more information on Command Line Utilities & for instructions on running Konnect Data Plane on Amazon EKS; read: here
  • Laptop with internet access

Attendees will follow the AWS Setup, Kong Konnect, Kong Konnect Service Hub, Kong Konnect Runtime Manager, Kong Plugins, and Monitoring.


1:00 - 1:30 PM Introductions by Kong and AWS
1:30 - 3:00 PMKong + AWS Immersion Day Workshop
3:00 -3:15 PMClose of Workshop
3:15 - 4:10 PMTravel to Fenway Park for Red Sox Game

*This workshop requires a free trial Kong Konnect Plus subscription and an AWS account where there is an IAM user/identity that has proper permissions to set up the necessary AWS components to work through the workshop, as well as introductory knowledge in Kubernetes. The facilitators will provide temporary AWS accounts to be used for the duration of the workshop, so that attendees can get hands-on experience. The facilitators will also walk attendees through Kong Konnect sign up.

**Kong Konnect Enterprise is a Service Connectivity platform that provides technology teams at multi-cloud and hybrid organisations the “architectural freedom” to build APIs and services anywhere. Kong’s Service Connectivity Platform provides a flexible, technology-agnostic platform that supports any cloud, platform, protocol, and architecture. Kong Konnect Enterprise supports the full lifecycle of service management, enabling users to easily design, test, secure, deploy, monitor, monetize, and version their APIs