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Kong Summit 2018 Highlights

Day 1Keynote Part 1

Fireside ChatNeha Narkhede, Marco Palladino

Kong with TerraformDennis Kelly

Serverless PanelKomal, Greg, Guillermo, Gwen

Sharpening the AxeJason Walker

Kubernetes & CNCF PanelJoseph, Jonathan, Christian, Marco

Kong Service MeshJames Callahan

Leveraging OpenAPI for Awesome APIsErin McKean

Kubernetes IngressHarry Bagdi

Shrinking to Grow Chad Fowler

Kong Routing TipsHisham Muhammad, Colin Schaub

Multi DC & Running at ScaleNijiko Yunskai, Naoya Okada

Day 1Keynote Part 2

APIs & Event Driven ArchitectureKin Lane

Day 2Keynote

Chaos EngineeringKolton Andrus

Microservices: Decomposing Applications Chris Richardson

To Microservices and BackAlex Noonan, Marco Palladino

D1 T1Marco Palladino

Authentication WorkshopAaron Miller, Aapo Talvaensaari

Custom Plugins WorkshopHisham Muhammad

Performance & Optimization WorkshopNijiko Yunskai

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2018 Speakers

  • Neha Narkhede

    Co-Founder and CTO, Confluent (Apache Kafka)

    Neha Narkhede is co-founder and CTO at Confluent, the company behind the popular Apache Kafka streaming platform. Prior to founding Confluent, Neha led streams infrastructure at LinkedIn, where she was responsible for LinkedIn’s streaming infrastructure built on top of Apache Kafka and Apache Samza. She is one of the initial authors of Apache Kafka and a committer and PMC member on the project.

  • Chris Richardson

    Chris Richardson

    Founder, CloudFoundry.com and Microservices.io

    Chris Richardson is a developer and architect. Chris was also the founder of the original CloudFoundry.com, an early Java PaaS for Amazon EC2. Today, he is a recognized thought leader in microservices and speaks regularly at international conferences. Chris is the creator of Microservices.io, a pattern language for microservices, and is writing the book Microservice Patterns, which is available as a Manning MEAP.

  • Chad Fowler

    Chad Fowler

    CTO and General Manager, Microsoft

    Chad Fowler is an experienced developer, leader, author, and musician. He currently leads startup developer advocacy for Microsoft, where he has worked since the acquisition of Wunderlist in 2015, for which he served as CTO. Chad is one of the early industry adopters of microservices and immutable infrastructure, a term which he coined to describe the radical approach Wunderlist took to infrastructure and code management.

  • Shobhana Ahluwalia

    Head of Information Technology, Uber

    Shobhana is responsible for a global organization that provides IT operations and services support for an exploding business. She leads both the strategic and tactical support for Uber worldwide corporate infrastructure components, network and telecommunications, enterprise applications, endpoints and a 24×7 internal service desk. Prior to joining Uber, Shobhana served as vice president of Information Technology at Rocket Fuel, where she created and scaled a global IT team to support Rocket Fuel’s rapid business growth. Until 2013, Shobhana held various roles at CBS, including the vice president of enterprise resource planning and IT at CBS, where she led internal technology for all 10 of CBS’s business units including Network, CBS Studios, and Simon & Schuster.

  • Vijay Narayanan

    Tech Fellow, Goldman Sachs

    Vijay Narayanan is a Tech Fellow at Goldman Sachs and has 16+ years of experience building software systems and multi-tenant platforms. Vijay is focused on hybrid cloud adoption, infrastructure-as-code, and API Gateway and API lifecycle management. Prior to his current role, Vijay was a Principal Engineer in Amazon focusing on distributed event stream processing, application resilience, and self-service management consoles for eCommerce platform services. He has a Bachelors & Masters in Information Systems from Drexel University, Philadelphia.

  • Erin McKean

    Founder, Wordnik.com; Developer Advocate, IBM

    Erin McKean is the founder of the not-for-profit Wordnik.com, the world’s biggest online dictionary. Before founding Wordnik, she was the editor-in-chief of American Dictionaries for Oxford University Press. Erin is the author of three Weird and Wonderful Words books, the best-selling novel The Secret Lives of Dresses, and (most recently) The Hundred Dresses, a field guide to dresses. She’s written regular columns for The Boston Globe and the Wall Street Journal, and her writing has also appeared in The New York Times, PAPER, Foreign Affairs, and Sew News.

  • Christian Posta

    Christian Posta

    Chief Architect, Red Hat

    Christian Posta is a chief architect of cloud applications at Red Hat and well-known in the community for being an author (Introducing Istio Service Mesh, O’Reilly 2018, microservices for Java Developers, O’Reilly 2016), frequent blogger, speaker, open-source enthusiast and committer on various open-source projects including Istio, Apache ActiveMQ, Fabric8, et.al. Christian has spent time at web-scale companies and now helps companies create and deploy large-scale, resilient, distributed architectures - many of what we now call Microservices. He enjoys mentoring, training and leading teams to be successful with distributed systems concepts, microservices, devops, and cloud-native application design.

  • Alexandra Noonan

    Software Engineer, Segment

    Alexandra Noonan is a software engineer for Segment, a provider of customer data infrastructure. She helped create and currently maintains Centrifuge, Segment’s main data pipeline that reliably sends billions of messages per day to hundreds of public APIs. She is a self-taught coder and prior to her current role, was a customer success analyst at the company.

  • Kolton ​Andrus

    Co-Founder and CEO, Gremlin

    Kolton is co-founder and CEO of Gremlin. Previously, he was a chaos engineer at Netflix, improving streaming reliability and operating the edge services. He designed and built F.I.T., Netflix’s failure injection service. Prior, he improved the performance and reliability of the Amazon Retail website. At both companies, he has served as a ‘Call Leader,’ managing the resolution of company-wide incidents.

  • Jessica Deen

    Cloud Developer Advocate, Microsoft

    Jessica is a Cloud Developer Advocate for Microsoft focusing on Azure, Containers, cloud, OSS, and, of course, DevOps. Prior to joining Microsoft, she spent over a decade as an IT Consultant / Systems Administrator for various corporate and enterprise environments, catering to end users and IT professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area. Jessica holds two Microsoft Certifications (MCP, MSTS), 3 CompTIA certifications (A+, Network+, and Security+), 4 Apple Certifications, and is a former 4-year Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Windows and Devices for IT. In 2013, she also achieved her FEMA certification from the U.S Department of Homeland Security, which recognizes her leadership and influence abilities during times of crisis and emergency.

  • Guillermo Rauch

    Founder, ZEIT

    Guillermo Rauch is the founder of ZEIT, co-creator of Now and Next.js, and former CTO and co-founder of LearnBoost and Cloudup, acquired by Wordpress.com in 2013. Guillermo's background and expertise is in the realtime web. He's the creator of socket.io, one of the most popular JavaScript projects on GitHub. He's spoken at dozens of conferences all around the world about JavaScript and the realtime web. ​He's the author of "Smashing Node.JS" published by Wiley in 2012, a best-selling book about Node.JS.

  • Komal Mangtani

    Head of Engineering for Business Intelligence at Uber

    Komal Mangtani is passionate about advocating for women in tech. As the head of engineering for Business Intelligence at Uber, she oversees the technical solutions that ensure customer satisfaction and secure financial systems. She also acts in an advisory capacity for the #LadyEng group at Uber, serves on the board of Women Who Code, and is leading a partnership with Girls Who Code to expand Girls Who Code Clubs programs and increase girls’ awareness of and access to computer science.

  • Joseph Jacks

    Joseph Jacks

    Founder, KubeCon

    Joseph was the founder and organizer of KubeCon (the Kubernetes community conference, donated to and now run by the Linux Foundation's CNCF). He also co-founded Kismatic (the first commercial open source Kubernetes tools and services company), acquired by Apprenda in 2016. Joseph previously worked at Enstratius Networks (acquired by Dell Software), TIBCO Software, and Talend (2016 IPO). He was also previously a founding strategy and product consultant at Mesosphere.

  • Dennis Kelly

    Senior DevOps Engineer, Zillow Group

    Dennis Kelly is a Senior DevOps Engineer responsible for driving the multi-brand API management strategy for Zillow Group. An innovator and adventurer, Dennis has been dubbed by peers as "The Diesel." He implemented the first-ever, resort-wide integration of the RTP-SKIDATA RFID lift access system at Stevens Pass Mountain Resort and has been featured in the NSAA Journal. He’s a graduate of Michigan State University with degrees in Computer Science and Telecommunications, and a certified AWS Solutions Architect who has spent the last 20 years trying to automate himself out of a job, albeit unsuccessfully.

  • Marcelo Da Cruz Pinto

    Principal Engineer, McAfee

    Marcelo is an architect and developer at McAfee, and an early adopter of both Kong and Kubernetes. He's currently working on McAfee Investigator, a cloud-based machine learning solution for incident responders. As a security expert, Marcelo has contributed to identity standards such as User Managed Access, holds several patents and publications on device authentication and pairing using QR codes, and he also designed and built the first version of spamina.com (a cloud-based email security solution, now operating for over 15 years).

  • Gwen Shapira

    Principal Data Architect, Confluent

    Gwen is a principal data architect at Confluent helping customers achieve success with their Apache Kafka implementation. She has 15 years of experience working with code and customers to build scalable data architectures, integrating microservices, relational and big data technologies. Gwen is an author of “Kafka - the Definitive Guide”, a committer on Apache Kafka project, and a frequent presenter at industry conferences.

Neha Narkhede

Co-Founder and CTO, Confluent (Apache Kafka)

Neha Narkhede is co-founder and CTO at Confluent, the company behind the popular Apache Kafka streaming platform. Prior to founding Confluent, Neha led streams infrastructure at LinkedIn, where she was responsible for LinkedIn’s streaming infrastructure built on top of Apache Kafka and Apache Samza. She is one of the initial authors of Apache Kafka and a committer and PMC member on the project.

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Chris Richardson

Founder, CloudFoundry.com and Microservices.io

Chris Richardson is a developer and architect. Chris was also the founder of the original CloudFoundry.com, an early Java PaaS for Amazon EC2. Today, he is a recognized thought leader in microservices and speaks regularly at international conferences. Chris is the creator of Microservices.io, a pattern language for microservices, and is writing the book Microservice Patterns, which is available as a Manning MEAP.

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Chris Richardson

Chad Fowler

CTO and General Manager, Microsoft

Chad Fowler is an experienced developer, leader, author, and musician. He currently leads startup developer advocacy for Microsoft, where he has worked since the acquisition of Wunderlist in 2015, for which he served as CTO. Chad is one of the early industry adopters of microservices and immutable infrastructure, a term which he coined to describe the radical approach Wunderlist took to infrastructure and code management.

Back
Chad Fowler

Shobhana Ahluwalia

Head of Information Technology, Uber

Shobhana is responsible for a global organization that provides IT operations and services support for an exploding business. She leads both the strategic and tactical support for Uber worldwide corporate infrastructure components, network and telecommunications, enterprise applications, endpoints and a 24×7 internal service desk. Prior to joining Uber, Shobhana served as vice president of Information Technology at Rocket Fuel, where she created and scaled a global IT team to support Rocket Fuel’s rapid business growth. Until 2013, Shobhana held various roles at CBS, including the vice president of enterprise resource planning and IT at CBS, where she led internal technology for all 10 of CBS’s business units including Network, CBS Studios, and Simon & Schuster.

Back

Vijay Narayanan

Tech Fellow, Goldman Sachs

Vijay Narayanan is a Tech Fellow at Goldman Sachs and has 16+ years of experience building software systems and multi-tenant platforms. Vijay is focused on hybrid cloud adoption, infrastructure-as-code, and API Gateway and API lifecycle management. Prior to his current role, Vijay was a Principal Engineer in Amazon focusing on distributed event stream processing, application resilience, and self-service management consoles for eCommerce platform services. He has a Bachelors & Masters in Information Systems from Drexel University, Philadelphia.

Back

Erin McKean

Founder, Wordnik.com; Developer Advocate, IBM

Erin McKean is the founder of the not-for-profit Wordnik.com, the world’s biggest online dictionary. Before founding Wordnik, she was the editor-in-chief of American Dictionaries for Oxford University Press. Erin is the author of three Weird and Wonderful Words books, the best-selling novel The Secret Lives of Dresses, and (most recently) The Hundred Dresses, a field guide to dresses. She’s written regular columns for The Boston Globe and the Wall Street Journal, and her writing has also appeared in The New York Times, PAPER, Foreign Affairs, and Sew News.

Back

Christian Posta

Chief Architect, Red Hat

Christian Posta is a chief architect of cloud applications at Red Hat and well-known in the community for being an author (Introducing Istio Service Mesh, O’Reilly 2018, microservices for Java Developers, O’Reilly 2016), frequent blogger, speaker, open-source enthusiast and committer on various open-source projects including Istio, Apache ActiveMQ, Fabric8, et.al. Christian has spent time at web-scale companies and now helps companies create and deploy large-scale, resilient, distributed architectures - many of what we now call Microservices. He enjoys mentoring, training and leading teams to be successful with distributed systems concepts, microservices, devops, and cloud-native application design.

Back
Christian Posta

Alexandra Noonan

Software Engineer, Segment

Alexandra Noonan is a software engineer for Segment, a provider of customer data infrastructure. She helped create and currently maintains Centrifuge, Segment’s main data pipeline that reliably sends billions of messages per day to hundreds of public APIs. She is a self-taught coder and prior to her current role, was a customer success analyst at the company.

Back

Kolton ​Andrus

Co-Founder and CEO, Gremlin

Kolton is co-founder and CEO of Gremlin. Previously, he was a chaos engineer at Netflix, improving streaming reliability and operating the edge services. He designed and built F.I.T., Netflix’s failure injection service. Prior, he improved the performance and reliability of the Amazon Retail website. At both companies, he has served as a ‘Call Leader,’ managing the resolution of company-wide incidents.

Back

Jessica Deen

Cloud Developer Advocate, Microsoft

Jessica is a Cloud Developer Advocate for Microsoft focusing on Azure, Containers, cloud, OSS, and, of course, DevOps. Prior to joining Microsoft, she spent over a decade as an IT Consultant / Systems Administrator for various corporate and enterprise environments, catering to end users and IT professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area. Jessica holds two Microsoft Certifications (MCP, MSTS), 3 CompTIA certifications (A+, Network+, and Security+), 4 Apple Certifications, and is a former 4-year Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Windows and Devices for IT. In 2013, she also achieved her FEMA certification from the U.S Department of Homeland Security, which recognizes her leadership and influence abilities during times of crisis and emergency.

Back

Guillermo Rauch

Founder, ZEIT

Guillermo Rauch is the founder of ZEIT, co-creator of Now and Next.js, and former CTO and co-founder of LearnBoost and Cloudup, acquired by Wordpress.com in 2013. Guillermo's background and expertise is in the realtime web. He's the creator of socket.io, one of the most popular JavaScript projects on GitHub. He's spoken at dozens of conferences all around the world about JavaScript and the realtime web. ​He's the author of "Smashing Node.JS" published by Wiley in 2012, a best-selling book about Node.JS.

Back

Komal Mangtani

Head of Engineering for Business Intelligence at Uber

Komal Mangtani is passionate about advocating for women in tech. As the head of engineering for Business Intelligence at Uber, she oversees the technical solutions that ensure customer satisfaction and secure financial systems. She also acts in an advisory capacity for the #LadyEng group at Uber, serves on the board of Women Who Code, and is leading a partnership with Girls Who Code to expand Girls Who Code Clubs programs and increase girls’ awareness of and access to computer science.

Back

Joseph Jacks

Founder, KubeCon

Joseph was the founder and organizer of KubeCon (the Kubernetes community conference, donated to and now run by the Linux Foundation's CNCF). He also co-founded Kismatic (the first commercial open source Kubernetes tools and services company), acquired by Apprenda in 2016. Joseph previously worked at Enstratius Networks (acquired by Dell Software), TIBCO Software, and Talend (2016 IPO). He was also previously a founding strategy and product consultant at Mesosphere.

Back
Joseph Jacks

Dennis Kelly

Senior DevOps Engineer, Zillow Group

Dennis Kelly is a Senior DevOps Engineer responsible for driving the multi-brand API management strategy for Zillow Group. An innovator and adventurer, Dennis has been dubbed by peers as "The Diesel." He implemented the first-ever, resort-wide integration of the RTP-SKIDATA RFID lift access system at Stevens Pass Mountain Resort and has been featured in the NSAA Journal. He’s a graduate of Michigan State University with degrees in Computer Science and Telecommunications, and a certified AWS Solutions Architect who has spent the last 20 years trying to automate himself out of a job, albeit unsuccessfully.

Back

Marcelo Da Cruz Pinto

Principal Engineer, McAfee

Marcelo is an architect and developer at McAfee, and an early adopter of both Kong and Kubernetes. He's currently working on McAfee Investigator, a cloud-based machine learning solution for incident responders. As a security expert, Marcelo has contributed to identity standards such as User Managed Access, holds several patents and publications on device authentication and pairing using QR codes, and he also designed and built the first version of spamina.com (a cloud-based email security solution, now operating for over 15 years).

Back

Gwen Shapira

Principal Data Architect, Confluent

Gwen is a principal data architect at Confluent helping customers achieve success with their Apache Kafka implementation. She has 15 years of experience working with code and customers to build scalable data architectures, integrating microservices, relational and big data technologies. Gwen is an author of “Kafka - the Definitive Guide”, a committer on Apache Kafka project, and a frequent presenter at industry conferences.

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CEO

Marco Palladino

CTO