AWS Immersion Day: Minneapolis

Event Ended
Event time: April 25, 2024|9:00 AM CDT
AWS Minneapolis
323 N Washington Ave, Floor 7, Minneapolis, MN 55401

In-Person, Hands-on Workshop with with Kong, AWS and Ahead

🌐 AWS Immersion Day with Kong and Ahead

Digital transformation is built on APIs. 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.

Join Kong, Ahead and a special guest for a thought leadership discussion and hands-on workshop, where we will demonstrate the ways Kong Konnect can help your organization adopt a federated API management model throughout its lifecycle, and show how the API Gateway pattern can be used for modernization.

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


9:00 - 9:45 AM: Intros and thought leadership presentations

9:45 - 10:00 AM: Break

10:00 - 12:00 PM: Kong + AWS Immersion Day Workshop

12:00 - 12:45 PM: Lunch and networking

*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

Presented By
Andrew Huffman
Director, Partner Engineering, Kong