Building the Next Era of Software

APIs, Microservices and Mesh for the Hybrid World

 

Hilton Union Square, San Francisco, California

October 2-3, 2019

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Want to learn what it really takes to build the next era of software? Kong Summit 2019 will bring together members of the Kong user community, ecosystem contributors and industry thought leaders.

Build

Explore APIs, microservices, service mesh and cloud native technologies for building the next era of software today.

Operate

Discover novel strategies and practical approaches for implementing and managing hybrid cloud and multi-cloud architectures.

Learn

Get hands-on experience with Kong’s latest and greatest features – and more.

Featured Speakers

  • Chris Aniszczyk

    CTO, Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Read More →

    Chris Aniszczyk is an open source executive and engineer with a passion for building a better world through open collaboration. He's currently a VP at the Linux Foundation where he co-founded the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and currently serves as CTO. Furthermore, he's a partner at Capital Factory where he focuses on mentoring, advising and investing in open source and infrastructure focused startups. Throughout his career he has worked at the intersection of open source, internet scale organizations and the enterprise; at Twitter he created their open source program/strategy and led their open source efforts to change the infrastructure industry. For many years he served on the Eclipse Foundation's Board of Directors representing the committer community and the Java Community Process (JCP) Executive Committee. In a previous life, he bootstrapped an open source startup, made many mistakes, lead and hacked on many developer tooling and Linux related projects.

  • Melissa van der Hecht

    Strategic Advisor, Kong Read More →

    Melissa works as Strategic Advisor at Kong, helping business leaders to define and realise relevant benefits from the technology. Her passion is to help teams create a technology and architecture vision for the future, and evangelise that vision across the org. Melissa knows the API and microservices space well, having also spent 5 years at MuleSoft in the Office of the CTO and Solution Consulting teams, and has helped several multi-national organisations to create and implement their API strategy. She holds a B.Sc and M.Eng in Mathematics and Computer Science from Bristol University in the UK.

  • Matt Klein

    Creator, Envoy Read More →

    Matt Klein is a software engineer at Lyft and the creator of Envoy. He has been working on operating systems, virtualization, distributed systems, networking, and making systems easy to operate for nearly 20 years across a variety of companies. Some highlights include leading the development of Twitter’s L7 edge proxy and working on high-performance computing and networking in Amazon’s EC2.

  • Charity Majors

    Co-Founder & CTO, Honeycomb.io Read More →

    Charity Majors is the co-founder and CTO of Honeycomb.io, a tool to help software engineers understand what happens when their code meets production. Charity ran infrastructure at Parse and was an engineering manager at Facebook. She started Honeycomb to bring engineers the observability tooling they need for the era of distributed systems. Charity is the co-author of Database Reliability Engineering (O'Reilly), and she is devoted to creating a world where every engineer is on call and nobody thinks on call sucks.

  • Mike Volpi

    Partner, Index Ventures Read More →

    Mike joined Index in 2009 to help establish the firm's San Francisco office with Danny Rimer. He currently serves on the boards of Aurora, Big Switch Networks, Cockroach Labs, Confluent, Elastic [NYSE:ESTC], Kong, Sonos [NASDAQ:SONO], Zuora [NYSE:ZUO] and Wealthfront. Mike was previously a director of Blue Bottle Coffee [VTX:NESN], Hortonworks [NYSE:CLDR] and Pure Storage [NYSE:PSTG]. He also serves on the board of Fiat Chrysler Automotive [NYSE:FCAU]. Prior to Index, Mike held a number of executive positions including Chief Strategy Officer and SVP/GM of the routing business at Cisco. During his 13-year tenure at Cisco, his team was responsible for the acquisition of over 70 companies, including several multi-billion deals. Cisco's acquisition strategy has been widely regarded as an industry model for technology mergers and acquisitions. While at Cisco, Mike also managed a P&L in excess of $10B in revenues. Mike has a B.S in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford University, and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a trustee of the Castilleja School in Palo Alto and also serves on the Global Advisory Board of the Knight Hennessy Scholars program at Stanford University.

  • Erin McKean

    Founder, Wordnik Read More →

    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, and before Javascript, she dabbled in HyperCard, Perl, and Omnimark (if you have ever written anything in Omnimark, she will buy you a drink). In addition to writing code, blog posts, and documentation, she’s also the author of the Weird and Wonderful Words books, the best-selling novel The Secret Lives of Dresses, and The Hundred Dresses, a field guide to dresses, and is an honorary fellow of the Society for Technical Communication. She blogs at dressaday.com. When you meet her, please tell her your favorite word.

  • Martin Casado

    General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz Read More →

    Martin Casado is a general partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz where he focuses on enterprise investing. He was previously the cofounder and chief technology officer at Nicira, which was acquired by VMware for $1.26 billion in 2012. While at VMware, Martin served as senior vice president and general manager of the Networking and Security Business Unit, which he scaled to a $600 million run-rate business by the time he left VMware in 2016.

  • Augusto "Aghi" Marietti

    CEO & Co-founder, Kong Read More →

    Augusto “Aghi” Marietti is an inventor, technology entrepreneur and angel investor. As the CEO and co-founder of Kong — the API company on a mission to intelligently broker information across all services — he drives the company’s vision, strategy and long-term growth. Prior to Kong, he was the CEO and co-founder of Mashape, the largest API marketplace, which was acquired by RapidAPI in 2017. Before that, he founded MemboxX, the first European cloud service for storing documents and sensitive personal data. Augusto holds a B.S. in Economics from the Catholic University of Milan. He is the lead inventor on five U.S. patents and an angel investor in more than 10 startups.

  • Marco Palladino

    CTO & Co-founder, Kong Read More →

    Marco Palladino is an inventor, software developer and Internet entrepreneur based in San Francisco. As the CTO and co-founder of Kong, he is Kong’s co-author, responsible for the design and delivery of the company’s products, while also providing technical thought leadership around APIs and microservices within both Kong and the external software community. Prior to Kong, Marco co-founded Mashape in 2010, which became the largest API marketplace and was acquired by RapidAPI in 2017.

Chris Aniszczyk

CTO, Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)

Chris Aniszczyk is an open source executive and engineer with a passion for building a better world through open collaboration. He's currently a VP at the Linux Foundation where he co-founded the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and currently serves as CTO. Furthermore, he's a partner at Capital Factory where he focuses on mentoring, advising and investing in open source and infrastructure focused startups. Throughout his career he has worked at the intersection of open source, internet scale organizations and the enterprise; at Twitter he created their open source program/strategy and led their open source efforts to change the infrastructure industry. For many years he served on the Eclipse Foundation's Board of Directors representing the committer community and the Java Community Process (JCP) Executive Committee. In a previous life, he bootstrapped an open source startup, made many mistakes, lead and hacked on many developer tooling and Linux related projects.

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Melissa van der Hecht

Strategic Advisor, Kong

Melissa works as Strategic Advisor at Kong, helping business leaders to define and realise relevant benefits from the technology. Her passion is to help teams create a technology and architecture vision for the future, and evangelise that vision across the org. Melissa knows the API and microservices space well, having also spent 5 years at MuleSoft in the Office of the CTO and Solution Consulting teams, and has helped several multi-national organisations to create and implement their API strategy. She holds a B.Sc and M.Eng in Mathematics and Computer Science from Bristol University in the UK.

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Matt Klein

Creator, Envoy

Matt Klein is a software engineer at Lyft and the creator of Envoy. He has been working on operating systems, virtualization, distributed systems, networking, and making systems easy to operate for nearly 20 years across a variety of companies. Some highlights include leading the development of Twitter’s L7 edge proxy and working on high-performance computing and networking in Amazon’s EC2.

Back

Charity Majors

Co-Founder & CTO, Honeycomb.io

Charity Majors is the co-founder and CTO of Honeycomb.io, a tool to help software engineers understand what happens when their code meets production. Charity ran infrastructure at Parse and was an engineering manager at Facebook. She started Honeycomb to bring engineers the observability tooling they need for the era of distributed systems. Charity is the co-author of Database Reliability Engineering (O'Reilly), and she is devoted to creating a world where every engineer is on call and nobody thinks on call sucks.

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Mike Volpi

Partner, Index Ventures

Mike joined Index in 2009 to help establish the firm's San Francisco office with Danny Rimer. He currently serves on the boards of Aurora, Big Switch Networks, Cockroach Labs, Confluent, Elastic [NYSE:ESTC], Kong, Sonos [NASDAQ:SONO], Zuora [NYSE:ZUO] and Wealthfront. Mike was previously a director of Blue Bottle Coffee [VTX:NESN], Hortonworks [NYSE:CLDR] and Pure Storage [NYSE:PSTG]. He also serves on the board of Fiat Chrysler Automotive [NYSE:FCAU]. Prior to Index, Mike held a number of executive positions including Chief Strategy Officer and SVP/GM of the routing business at Cisco. During his 13-year tenure at Cisco, his team was responsible for the acquisition of over 70 companies, including several multi-billion deals. Cisco's acquisition strategy has been widely regarded as an industry model for technology mergers and acquisitions. While at Cisco, Mike also managed a P&L in excess of $10B in revenues. Mike has a B.S in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford University, and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a trustee of the Castilleja School in Palo Alto and also serves on the Global Advisory Board of the Knight Hennessy Scholars program at Stanford University.

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Erin McKean

Founder, Wordnik

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, and before Javascript, she dabbled in HyperCard, Perl, and Omnimark (if you have ever written anything in Omnimark, she will buy you a drink). In addition to writing code, blog posts, and documentation, she’s also the author of the Weird and Wonderful Words books, the best-selling novel The Secret Lives of Dresses, and The Hundred Dresses, a field guide to dresses, and is an honorary fellow of the Society for Technical Communication. She blogs at dressaday.com. When you meet her, please tell her your favorite word.

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Martin Casado

General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Martin Casado is a general partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz where he focuses on enterprise investing. He was previously the cofounder and chief technology officer at Nicira, which was acquired by VMware for $1.26 billion in 2012. While at VMware, Martin served as senior vice president and general manager of the Networking and Security Business Unit, which he scaled to a $600 million run-rate business by the time he left VMware in 2016.

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Augusto "Aghi" Marietti

CEO & Co-founder, Kong

Augusto “Aghi” Marietti is an inventor, technology entrepreneur and angel investor. As the CEO and co-founder of Kong — the API company on a mission to intelligently broker information across all services — he drives the company’s vision, strategy and long-term growth. Prior to Kong, he was the CEO and co-founder of Mashape, the largest API marketplace, which was acquired by RapidAPI in 2017. Before that, he founded MemboxX, the first European cloud service for storing documents and sensitive personal data. Augusto holds a B.S. in Economics from the Catholic University of Milan. He is the lead inventor on five U.S. patents and an angel investor in more than 10 startups.

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Marco Palladino

CTO & Co-founder, Kong

Marco Palladino is an inventor, software developer and Internet entrepreneur based in San Francisco. As the CTO and co-founder of Kong, he is Kong’s co-author, responsible for the design and delivery of the company’s products, while also providing technical thought leadership around APIs and microservices within both Kong and the external software community. Prior to Kong, Marco co-founded Mashape in 2010, which became the largest API marketplace and was acquired by RapidAPI in 2017.

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Agenda 2019

Wednesday, October 2

Thursday, October 3

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