Kong Champions

Community is the DNA of Kong. As we grow, we are committed to fostering a strong community by providing a structure so that Kong users know who to talk to and where they can look for guidance. Kong is driven by the Community and we are devoted to helping our users learn, grow and be successful.

Kong Champions

Who are our champions?

Kong Champions are frequent contributors who play a key role in developing and engaging with Kong’s community all around the globe. You will often find them sharing their expertise and passion through forum discussions, blogging, speaking at local events and at our monthly User Calls. They are the core foundation of our community.

Why become a champion?

Being one of our Champions is a fantastic professional development opportunity for everyone who loves Kong and our OSS projects. If you are already working with our products, you are halfway there! Whether you’re looking to stay informed about the latest releases, get sneak peeks of upcoming features, have a direct line to the team building Kong products or even for the swag, there’s something for everyone. We will help amplify your voice through our networks and provide dedicated support for our collaborations.

What are the expectations?

Contribute 1 activity per quarter. As a Champion, you will create content that helps our global community. You will have access to dedicated support for all of these activities, and we look forward to working with you in a collaborative way. Below are examples of what a Champion can do:

  • Write a blog post                             
  • Submit a speaking abstract to a industry event 
  • Record a video / tutorial               
  • Speak at an event (in person or virtual) 
  • Host a Meetup / User Call      

What are the perks?

As a Kong Champion, you will be rewarded with our coolest Kong swag! Next to that, you will have beta access to new features, our exclusive network of speaking and meetup opportunities, VIP access to Kong Summit, ongoing development workshops, plus a dedicated support team to collaborate with. Does that sound interesting to you?


Jeremy Justus

Senior Software Engineer

Marcelo Bezerra

Staff Engineer, BEES Bank Brasil

Mert Simsek

Senior Software Engineer, Beyn Tech

Daniel Kocot

Head of API Experience & Operations, codecentric AG

Samuele Chiocca

Senior Solutions Engineer, SIGHUP

Danielle Dias

Associate Software Engineer, Just Eat

Pablo Loschi

Principal DevOps Engineer, Sumup

Sven Bernhardt

Chief Integration Evangelist / Chief Architect , OPITZ CONSULTING Deutschland GmbH

Andrew Kew

Director, QuadCorps Ltd

Fabian Hardt

Senior Consultant, OPITZ CONSULTING Deutschland GmbH

Claudio Eduardo de Oliveira

Engineering Manager, iFood

Gregory Hunt

FHIR Architect, SemanticBits

Ludovic Pourrat

API Architect & API Catalyst

João Esperancinha

Software Engineer, Vereniging COIN

Arthur Diniz

Senior Site Reliability Engineer (SRE), iFood

Leandro Carneiro

SRE Specialist, iFood

Pavlos Koutoglou

Tech Lead, Senior Software Engineer, Ordereze

Deepanshu Pandey

IT Solution Expert, Siemens Energy

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