September 27-29, 2021#KongSummit21

Developing the Connected World

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For years, developers and architects have driven the business forward with codified infrastructure tools and automated pipelines that deliver superhuman results. You have accelerated digital transformation with Kubernetes and microservices; now it’s time to complete the vision by stitching clouds, architectures and APIs together to achieve end-to-end connectivity for the modern enterprise.

Kong Summit 2021 will give you the tools to build new ideas, create actionable best practices and get hands-on with guiding your organization through transformation, delivering exciting innovation and securing connectivity all the way to the edge.

We’re proud to announce that this year’s Kong Summit will be a hybrid event with the option to attend in person or digitally. We believe in a world where hybrid experiences will be a cornerstone of innovation, and we’re excited to provide that flexibility to our customers, community members, and industry peers!


Featured Sessions

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API and Microservices: DevOps to APIOps designed to Connect

What are we seeing in the world of APIs, integration and low code? Why is the developer and on up to the organization’s experiences equally important? DevOps would not exist without microservices, and business value would not exist without APIs and collaboration among key stakeholders.

Emmelyn Wang
Emmelyn Wang
Global Business Development Lead, AWS Marketplace

Emmelyn has been an API Technologist and Strategist for over a dozen years. She’s worked on teams that designed, built, and monetized APIs through platforms, including distribution and eCommerce. She’s currently the Global Lead for DevOps at AWS Marketplace.

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Progressive Delivery in Kubernetes without Service Meshes

Will a new version of my service drive more traffic? Will it increase the overall latency of my application? Can I test it in production for a set of users first? Progressive delivery, A/B testing or canary deployments are strategies that help answer those questions by splitting and shifting network traffic in a controlled manner.

When implementing these strategies in Kubernetes, we may want to add a service mesh to our cluster to make it happen, but is that really required? In this talk, we’ll explain and demo several ways to implement progressive delivery in Kubernetes without requiring a service mesh. We’ll also cover some Kubernetes network internals to illustrate these concepts.

Finally, we’ll introduce the Kubernetes Gateway API, a new extension to the Kubernetes API to standardize the different service networking implementations.

Ara Pulido
Technical Evangelist, Datadog

Ara Pulido is a Technical Evangelist at Datadog. She has more than 10 years of experience working on infrastructure open-source companies. She is a Certified Kubernetes Administrator and was part of the team that created the curriculum for the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer certification.

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Turning Infrastructure Into Software Through Cloud Engineering

In this talk, I will demonstrate why defining infrastructure in general programming languages is a better choice for infrastructure management. From defining resources to testing and validation, software engineering processes and best practices can be applied to cloud infrastructure to help teams to ship faster.

Pulumi is an open-source tool that allows users to write their infrastructure code in TypeScript, Python, DotNet, or Go. General-purpose languages allow infrastructure code to have integrated testing, compile-time checks and create infrastructure APIs and is more suited to infrastructure management than DSLs, JSON, or YAML. In addition, Paul will demonstrate how to build infrastructure that manages Serverless, Kubernetes, PaaS, and IaaS systems across multiple cloud providers.

Matt Stratton
Staff Developer Advocate at Pulumi

Matt Stratton is a Staff Developer Advocate at Pulumi, founder and co-host of the popular Arrested DevOps podcast, and the global chair of the DevOpsDays set of conferences.
Matt has over 20 years of experience in IT operations and is a sought-after speaker internationally, presenting at Agile, DevOps, and cloud engineering focused events worldwide. Demonstrating his keen insight into the changing landscape of technology, he recently changed his license plate from DEVOPS to KUBECTL.
He lives in Chicago and has three awesome kids, whom he loves just a little bit more than he loves Diet Coke. Matt is the keeper of the Thought Leaderboard for the DevOps Party Games online game show and you can find him on Twitter at @mattstratton.

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Extending Kong via Custom Plugins: Cargill's experience with Lua and Go

As part of Cargill’s API Platform, we support multiple Identity Providers in support of our API development community. Each IdP supports varying portions of the OIDC specification. To provide a consistent developer experience, Cargill created a solution to manage the revocation of access tokens using APIs fronted by the Kong API Gateway and a plugin to check on the revocation status. Join Colin and Rob as they share their journey and experience implementing their own plugin (developed in both Golang and Lua) within Kong. Live demonstration included.

Colin Schaub
Lead API Engineer, Cargill
Rob Hayes
Senior Engineer, Cargill
Colin Schaub and Rob Hayes are software engineers with Cargill and help bring modern software development practices to the enterprise as part of Cargill Data Function. They currently manage the Cargill API Platform (CAPI) to serve Cargill’s internal and external customers globally.

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Unifying Commerce APIs with Kong

Bold has been part of the eCommerce explosion since the early days of Shopify and delivering apps that provide extended value for merchants. Bold has evolved from an app-focused to an API-first company that delivers headless commerce and composable solutions for brands on multiple platforms.

This talk will outline how we transitioned from siloed apps to a unified API for our commerce capabilities, including centralizing cross cutting concerns such as authentication, rate limiting and custom behavior. We’ll also discuss our increased focus on developer experience with partners, agencies and large commerce brands.

This session explores how Kong supports Bold’s unified API and MACH architecture (microservices, API first, cloud native and headless) to provide scalable commerce solutions for our brands.

Mark St. Godard
Director of Engineer, Bold Commerce

Mark is the Director of Engineering at Bold Commerce, responsible for delivery and scaling technology. Previously at IBM Cloud, including Open Source work on Cloud Foundry.

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