Join Us at an In-Person Meetup in April

Kong handles 375 billion API calls a day. That’s a lot of API calls. And that means there are a lot of you around the world using Kong.

From San Francisco to Dubai, Kong has 81 Meetup groups around the globe with more than 10,000 members. Join one to meet fellow Kong users and network, talk shop, and stay on top of the latest Kong-related tech.

Check out all the Meetup groups here to find and join a group near you.

At our March meetups, we were thrilled to see all of our community members, partners, and customers come together. Here are some photos from meetups in San Francisco, Barcelona, and London.

April 2023 Kong meetups

There’s never been a better time to attend your first meetup! You could get pizza (or tapas or drinks, depending on which meetup you attend). But you will definitely learn loads more about Kong and meet other awesome people from our community of developers, customers, partners, and Kong enthusiasts.

Read on for the rundown of this month’s upcoming meetups!

Brussels (April 12)

We’re thrilled to invite you to our first in-person meetup in Brussels for 2023 in collaboration with Positive Thinking Company.

We’ve taken extra care to ensure delicious food and drinks before and after the presentation. During this meetup, expect to see Deepak Grewal (Senior Solutions Engineer at Kong) and Akshay Jha (Senior Solutions Architect at Positive Thinking Company) joining forces to deliver an exciting presentation on Unlocking the Power of APIs: Using Kong Gateway to Overcome Common API Challenges. This talk will include:

Exploration of the basics of APIs, their importance in modern software development, and how to incorporate them into your organization
A comparison between API gateway vs. proxy
How API gateways like Kong can help offload boilerplate tasks and optimize workflows through the use of plugins or CI/CD pipelines
A real-world scenario about an organization leveraging Kong to expose their APIs

Amsterdam (April 18)

April in Amsterdam is a big deal. KubeCon EU 2023 is happening April 18–21. For everyone attending KubeCon, make sure to stop by our booth G14, and say hello! For more information about Kong at KubeCon and to book a meeting with us there, visit this link.

With so many tech enthusiasts gathering in Amsterdam during that time, we thought it would be an excellent idea to organize a meetup to get to know our local community. We’re pleased to announce our meetup collaboration with Wipro where you can expect to hear all things service mesh and how to drive profitable growth with APIs. The talks for the meetup include:

Let’s Mesh Things Up: A Service Mesh Crash Course for Developers by Viktor Gamov (Principal Developer Advocate at Kong)
Introduction to Wipro and How to Drive Profitable Growth with APIs by Anmol Grover (Global Head – Open Banking / Open Finance at Wipro)

Want to keep up with Meetups near you and other Kong events? Check out the Kong Events page.

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