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December 7-8, 2020

7am PST / 10am EST / 4pm CET

THE BIGGEST GRAPHQL CONFERENCE IN THE CLOUD

  • 2
    Days
    of inspiring talks
  • 20+
    Speakers
    sharing latest insights
  • 10K+
    GQL DEVS
    inventing the future

GRAPHQL EXPERTS.
HANDS-ON LEARNING.
THE FUTURE OF APIS.

Want to know the future of the GraphQL ecosystem and get in touch with its stellar pros? Attend a 2-day conference on all things GQL, gathering thousands of international software engineers in the cloud on December 7-8.

Besides the main GraphQL conference talks delivered by well-known pros, be prepared for awesome MCs and a number of virtual networking activities, interactive entertainment, and engaging challenges for all participants.

This year you can expect:

  • Speakers from

  • Facebook

  • Prisma

  • Gatsby

  • to present about

  • Server Implementaion

  • Clients

  • Scaling

  • Testing

  • Serverless

  • Performance

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Features

TOP GRAPHQL SPEAKERS

High-quality talks from field experts followed by video Q&As

VIRTUAL NETWORKING

Join live chat rooms, make new friends, meet future coworkers

REMOTE, SAFE, YET FUN

Socialize at remote afterparties and gaming tournaments

Speakers & Instructors

Nick Schrock
December 7
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Nick Schrock
Elementl, USA

GraphQL co-creator. Founder of Elementl. Working on Dagster. Ex-Facebook Engineer.

Dan Schafer
December 7
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Dan Schafer
Facebook, USA

GraphQL co-creator, Facebook engineering director

Danielle Man
December 7
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Danielle Man
Apollo, USA
Talk: GraphQL for Everyone

Engineering & Design Manager helping build things for GraphQL at Apollo. Currently working on the new Apollo Explorer.

Sid Chatterjee
December 8
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Sid Chatterjee
Gatsby, India
Talk: Using GraphQL on WordPress

Core team at Gatsby. When he isn't writing code, Sid enjoys scuba diving, reading and lazing with his dogs. He lives in Mumbai, India and writes at sidhartha.dev.

Kadi Kraman
December 8
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Kadi Kraman
Formidable, UK
Talk: But Can Your GraphQL Client Do This? — A Deep-Dive Into urql

Engineering Manager at Formidable, building things in JavaScript, particularly with React Native and GraphQL.

Roy Derks
December 8
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Roy Derks
Vandebron, The Netherlands
Talk: Let's Talk GraphQL With Your Services

Roy Derks is a serial startup CTO, developer, author and conference speaker from Amsterdam. Currently leading the engineering teams at Vandebron, on a mission to provide the world with renewable energy.

Uri Goldshtein
December 7
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Uri Goldshtein
The Guild, Netherlands
Talk: GraphQL Anywhere - Our Journey With GraphQL Mesh and Schema Stitching

Uri Goldshtein is the founder of The Guild, the largest open source group in the GraphQL ecosystem. They support large companies to go through successful technological transformations.

Scott Moss
December 8
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Scott Moss
Tipe, USA

CEO at Tipe, Software Engineer, Designer.

Product Engineer with a focus on anything JavaScript. Scott contributes to open source frequently and is dedicated to helping teams ship their products and projects faster.

Tanmai Gopal
December 8
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Tanmai Gopal
Hasura, India
Talk: GraphQL 2021 Wishlist: The top GraphQL Opportunities & Challenges for 2021

Tanmai Gopal is the CEO, co-founder of Hasura. He is a StackOverflow powered fullstack developer whose areas of interest and work span React, GraphQL, Nodejs, Haskell, Docker, Postgres & Kubernetes. He is passionate about making it easy to build complex things and is the instructor of India's largest MOOC imad.tech with over 250,000 students.

Makenna Smutz
December 7
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Makenna Smutz
Meeshkan, Slovenia

Hey 👋 I'm Makenna. I'm the COO of an automated GraphQL testing tool, Meeshkan. My background is in design and frontend where I worked for one of the first GraphQL companies. Personally, I love the ocean and reading.

Ryan Chenkie
December 8
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Ryan Chenkie
Prisma, Canada
Talk: Build Your GraphQL APIs Faster with Nexus Schema

Ryan is a full-stack JavaScript developer working at Prisma in developer relations for GraphQL. He's a course author, teaching on subjects ranging from the basics of front end development to full-stack web security. He also hosts the Entrepreneurial Coder Podcast.

Nader Dabit
December 7
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Nader Dabit
Amazon AWS, USA
Talk: Building a Highly Scalable Cloud API Gateway

Nader has been developing with React Native for over 2.5 years. He has worked with and trained developers from fortune 500 companies like Amazon, Visa, American Express, and Microsoft, helping them to get up to speed with React Native as quickly as possible.

Rikki Schulte
Panel Discussion
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Rikki Schulte
Gatsby, USA

Rikki is a maintainer of GraphiQL, the GraphQL LSP and the official GraphQL VSCode extension. They work for Gatsby.js maintaining these open source projects, and have also worked on node.js, javascript and typescript projects for organisations such as NBC Digital, Hilton Digital, US Center for Medicaid & Medicare, US NIH and IBM. Their hobbies include volunteer work, plant identification, and creative writing.

Tejas Dinkar
December 8
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Tejas Dinkar
Dgraph Labs, India
Talk: The Diminishing API Layer

Tejas works at Dgraph Labs, where he also heads Slash GraphQL, the easiest way to get a GraphQL API up and running.

Gift Egwuenu
Panel Discussion
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Gift Egwuenu
Passionate People, Netherlands/Nigeria

Gift Egwuenu is a Frontend Engineer at Passionate People. She's passionate about making the web accessible to everyone & an advocate for building developer communities. In her spare time she enjoys creating content this includes technical tutorials, video tutorials, and content about my life as a developer. She's also a Media Developer Expert at Cloudinary, and an Auth0 Ambassador and Nuxt.js Ambassador.

Kurtis Kemple
Panel Discussion
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Kurtis Kemple
Apollo, USA

Web / Mobile / GraphQL enthusiast. Co-organizer of NYC GraphQL meetup.

Marc-André Giroux
Panel Discussion
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Marc-André Giroux
GitHub, Canada
Talk: It Depends — Examining GraphQL Myths and Assumptions

GraphQL Enthusiast, Speaker, Platform Interface Engineer @ GitHub Book author https://book.productionreadygraphql.com/ GraphQl.FM Twitch channel host - twitch.tv/graphqlfm

Mandi Wise
Panel Discussion
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Mandi Wise
Apollo, Canada

Fan of JavaScript + Python, analogue photography, and the serial comma. Also wrote a book about GraphQL.

Tejas Shikhare
Panel Discussion
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Tejas Shikhare
Netflix, USA

Software Engineer with over a decade of industry experience in developing reliable and scalable software systems.

Specialities & Interests: Distributed Systems, Server Engineering, API Design, System Architecture, Data Modeling, Caching Solutions, Databases, Algorithms, Server Infrastructure and Operations.

Ashley Narcisse
Lightning Talk
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Ashley Narcisse
Apollo, USA
Talk: GraphQL Observability

Software Engineer, Hackathon Hacker, Functional Programming & System Observabaility Lover.

Ryan Severns
Lightning Talk
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Ryan Severns
StackHawk, USA
Talk: Security Testing for GraphQL Backed Applications

Ryan Severns is Co-Founder & COO at StackHawk where he spends his time getting application security into the hands of developers. Prior to StackHawk, he led analytics, marketing, and growth teams at VictorOps and JumpCloud. He loves end-user focused software, data, and chips & salsa.

Matt Tanner
Lightning Talk
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Matt Tanner
Tyk, Canada
Talk: Secure Your GraphQL Endpoints With Tyk in 5 Minutes

Matt is a Product Evangelist at Tyk passionate about API management, development, and architecture. Matt has worked as a developer, tech lead, and architect for some of the largest financial institutions and insurers in Canada. He is always dabbling in the latest tech and applying this to his own ventures in technology.

Brecht De Rooms
Lightning Talk
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Brecht De Rooms
Fauna, Belgium
Talk: Native GraphQL, GraphQL as a Database Query Language

Brecht De Rooms is a senior developer advocate at Fauna. He is a programmer who has worked extensively in IT as a full-stack developer and researcher in both the startup and IT consultancy worlds. It is his mission to shed light on emerging and powerful technologies that make it easier for developers to build apps and services that will captivate users.

Nikhil Chandrappa
Lightning Talk
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Nikhil Chandrappa
Yugabyte, USA
Talk: Going from Zero to Building Multi-Region GraphQL Applications

Nikhil is a Software Engineer at Yugabyte. He is leading the efforts on YugabyteDB integrations with open source developer tools like GraphQL, Spring Data, R2DBC, and Kubernetes. He also works with the developer community on the adoption of Distributed SQL databases in cloud native applications. He has presented at major developer conferences, including Spring One Platform, PostgreSQL Conference, and Distributed SQL Conference. He is originally from Mysore, India, and has a master’s degree in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University.

Dotan Simha
December 8
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Dotan Simha
The Guild, Israel
Talk: The Next Generation of GraphQL and TypeScript

Creator of the GraphQL Code Generator library. Open source developer. CTO @ The Guild

Our MC's

Mettin Parzinski
Mettin Parzinski
Passionate People, Netherlands

A frontend developer that started out writing ActionScript, did jQuery and thus has all sorts of knowledge on deprecated stuff. Currently consulting at med-tech startup Aidence to help them detect early-stage lung cancer, using React and ML. Part of a frontend development couple that produced a kid.

Vishwa Mehta
Vishwa Mehta
Hasura, India

Data Science, React and GraphQL enthusiast. Python, JS developer turned Technical Writer. Community builder and aspiring Developer Advocate.

Marcel Cutts
Marcel Cutts
Asgard.tech, UK

Founder of http://Asgard.tech Organiser of @ReasonLDN Cyberpunk enthusiast

December 7th Schedule

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2020-12-07T15:00:00.000Z
2020-12-07T15:15:00.000Z
The Guild, Netherlands
GraphQL Anywhere - Our Journey With GraphQL Mesh and Schema Stitching

During our work with many different clients from all shapes and sizes, The Guild had to come up with all kinds of innovative solutions to help customers achieve the most out of GraphQL and help adopt it more easily. During that talk I will mention how you could use GraphQL in places you though it wasn’t possible, share open source tools to help you and provide new perspectives about why GraphQL is a great technology.

2020-12-07T15:35:00.000Z
2020-12-07T15:50:00.000Z
Prisma, Canada
Build Your GraphQL APIs Faster with Nexus Schema

Developing a real-world full-stack app often involves tedious threading of data across multiple layers of the stack. This is particularly undesirable during prototyping phases where the main goal may be just to demonstrate an idea or design. It’s also risky when going to production since data inconsistencies between the layers can lead to bugs.

Nexus Schema is a library for building code-first, type-safe GraphQL APIs and can greatly help with this velocity and type-safety dilemma. In this talk, we'll look at how to build GraphQL APIs faster and with the benefits of type safety using Nexus Schema.

2020-12-07T16:10:00.000Z
2020-12-07T16:25:00.000Z
2020-12-07T16:35:00.000Z

Kurt Kemple, Marc-André Giroux, Mandi Wise, Tejas Shikhare

2020-12-07T17:10:00.000Z
GitHub, Canada
It Depends — Examining GraphQL Myths and Assumptions

As with any technology choice, choosing GraphQL as an API style involves tradeoffs. Some tell us GraphQL is here to replace everything else, others tell us using GraphQL is a mistake. In this talk, we'll explore why both these things are false, and how everything is context dependent.

2020-12-07T17:30:00.000Z
2020-12-07T17:45:00.000Z
Apollo, USA
GraphQL for Everyone

Data is knowledge and knowledge is power. One of the greatest powers we have as developers is the ability to access and manipulate raw data with ease. But it takes a lot of context to know how to write a SQL query or use an API or make a CURL request. A lot of our energy in the GraphQL community is spent moving the specification forward and improving developer tools around it, but we don't spend much time talking about what GraphQL can do to help people in our organizations beyond our developers –– our designers, product managers, business leaders, customer success engineers, etc. In this talk, I will share the outcomes of some research we did at Apollo on GraphQL accessibility, and my vision for how GraphQL can connect humans to data that impacts them much more effectively, thereby giving them an ability to answer their own questions.

2020-12-07T18:05:00.000Z
2020-12-07T18:20:00.000Z
2020-12-07T18:30:00.000Z

Dan Schafer, Nick Schrock, Danielle Man, Tanmai Gopal, Taz Singh

2020-12-07T19:10:00.000Z
Secure Your GraphQL Endpoints With Tyk in 5 Minutes - Matt Tanner

If you have existing GraphQL APIs or plan on building them in the future, join us for a 5-minute session to show you how to quickly secure them using Tyk.

Native GraphQL, GraphQL as a Database Query Language - Brecht De Rooms

GraphQL was originally not designed as a database language yet it's quickly becoming a popular choice to interact with databases. What if databases natively support GraphQL by default? What are the advantages of native GraphQL support? How is a GraphQL query handled behind the scenes in FaunaDB and what database guarantees does such an approach provide?

Security Testing for GraphQL Backed Applications - Ryan Severns

With StackHawk, engineering teams can run security tests against GraphQL backed applications to find and fix vulnerabilities before they hit production. With automated testing on every PR, you can be confident that your GraphQL API is secure. Join StackHawk co-founder Ryan Severns for a quick overview of GraphQL security with StackHawk.

2020-12-07T19:40:00.000Z
2020-12-07T19:55:00.000Z
Amazon AWS, USA
Building a Highly Scalable Cloud API Gateway

One of the benefits of GraphQL is that it enables a single entry point into any number of back end service or databases. More and more companies are adopting cloud technologies – leading to more jobs, more money, and more opportunities in cloud computing. When GraphQL is integrated with a cloud back end, enabling secure and direct access to dozens of databases and managed services, the limitations are endless. The problem is often that building out these implementations from scratch, and getting them right, is hard. In this talk, I’ll show how you can build cloud-based GraphQL back ends connecting to multiple databases (SQL and NoSQL), serverless functions, machine learning services, and microservices using TypeScript, AppSync, and AWS CDK – and do so in fewer lines of code than you’d expect. We’ll also look at how subscriptions, security, caching, and authentication are all handled, enabling you to build APIs that can simultaneously connect to tens of millions of clients at once to offer true real-time applications at scale. By the end of the talk, you should feel comfortable knowing that you can become a cloud engineer using an existing GraphQL skillset.

2020-12-07T20:15:00.000Z
2020-12-07T20:30:00.000Z
2020-12-07T20:40:00.000Z

December 8th Schedule

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2020-12-08T15:00:00.000Z
2020-12-08T15:15:00.000Z
Hasura, India
GraphQL 2021 Wishlist: The top GraphQL Opportunities & Challenges for 2021

As GraphQL enters its 6th year, we've come a long way as a community and an ecosystem. But there's still a lot of work to be done for GraphQL to go totally mainstream and retain its momentum. In this talk, I'll highlight the top cross-cutting technical and tooling challenges that practitioners face in getting GraphQL adopted and hope to spark new ideas and discussions around what we need to spec out, what we need to build and what need to improve!

I'm excited to share a list of opportunities and ideas that encompass a) the boring things that need to be done (eg: health-check & error handling!), b) the hard problems that need to be solved (eg: rate-limiting & security) and c) the exciting challenges (eg: GraphQL & wasm) facing us as a GraphQL community.

I hope that at the end of the talk we have a real sense of what the top challenges are and why, and that we're excited about going into 2021 discussing these challenges and building potential solutions.

2020-12-08T15:35:00.000Z
2020-12-08T15:50:00.000Z
Gatsby, India
Using GraphQL on WordPress

WordPress has been around for a really long time and is the most popular CMS on the web. Consuming its REST API however to build modern static sites leaves a lot to be desired. In this talk, we’ll live code a site that consumes WordPress over GraphQL and see the power of GraphQL in making mature and familiar services, easy to consume.

2020-12-08T16:10:00.000Z
2020-12-08T16:25:00.000Z
2020-12-08T16:35:00.000Z

Alex Lobera, Scott Moss, Gift Egwuenu, Sid Chatterjee, Rikki Schulte

2020-12-08T17:10:00.000Z
Dgraph Labs, India
The Diminishing API Layer

Apps are hard enough to build without having to worry about layers and layers that sit between your users and the database. In this talk we examine trends in serverless computing, and their impact on modern databases and API layers.

2020-12-08T17:30:00.000Z
2020-12-08T17:45:00.000Z
Formidable, UK
But Can Your GraphQL Client Do This? — A Deep-Dive Into urql

Let’s explore how the urql GraphQL client came to be and what makes it stand out. We will explore how various challenges were solved in new ways from first principles. Expect a look at future standard features such as Offline Support, an overview of small design choices that are baked into urql, and some features that are already standard and have first-party support such as authentication and file upload.

2020-12-08T18:05:00.000Z
2020-12-08T18:20:00.000Z
2020-12-08T18:30:00.000Z
Going from Zero to Building Multi-Region GraphQL Applications - Nikhil Chandrappa

Off late GraphQL workloads see wide adoption in enterprise workloads as GraphQL provides a consistent and flexible way for UI to consume data from the APIs. For API developers like me, seeing GraphQL servers abstracting away the data filtering and the access patterns associated with backend APIs is a complete paradigm shift. Traditional API design tasks, like data modeling, access patterns required to implement high-performance Data APIs, are still relevant when implementing GraphQL applications?

This talk will walk you through the learnings as a backend API developer building a hello world GraphQL application to implement a globally distributed GraphQL API for a real-world e-commerce application. We will look into scaling and resiliency required for building high-performance GraphQL APIs. Also, look into how database capabilities play an essential role in implementing a successful GraphQL application.

GraphQL Observability - Ashley Narcisse

GraphQL is an immensely powerful tool and while there are tons of resources out there on how to leverage it, there doesn't seem to be much open discussion around Day 2 (maintenance in production) operations of GraphQL. In this talk, we'll be focusing around observability and the various techniques and tools we can use to get a better understanding of how our graphQL services are running in production. More specifically we'll be focusing on combining ApolloServer and OpenTelemetry.

2020-12-08T18:45:00.000Z
2020-12-08T18:55:00.000Z
Vandebron, The Netherlands
Let's Talk GraphQL With Your Services

GraphQL is a query language for APIs, but what if your API doesn't support GraphQL? There's a lot of information on how you can use GraphQL to make your APIs more readable or even more content on using GraphQL as a data layer for your existing APIs. This all makes perfect sense, but what if you actually want to know how to transform existing services to GraphQL? In this talk I'll demonstrate how you can use your existing services to create GraphQL schemas using Abstract Syntax Trees and TypeScript.

This is not a talk to show how to wrap services with GraphQL, in this talk I'll show data models to use an AST to transform existing services to GraphQL. Also, thinking patterns and best class approaches will be shown.

2020-12-08T19:15:00.000Z
2020-12-08T19:30:00.000Z
The Guild, Israel
The Next Generation of GraphQL and TypeScript

New features in TypeScript that can improve our GraphQL workflow.

2020-12-08T19:50:00.000Z

Program Committee

Alex Lobera
React GraphQL Academy, UK

Founder at React GraphQL Academy and LeanJS. Developer and Coach passionate about JavaScript, React and GraphQL. Organizer of the JavaScript London Meetup and other popular meetups in the EU.

Uri Goldshtein
The Guild, Netherlands

Uri Goldshtein is the founder of The Guild, the largest open source group in the GraphQL ecosystem. They support large companies to go through successful technological transformations.

Taz Singh
Founder @ Guildd, Canada & UK

Taz is a serial founder, startup advisor, technical management consultant, former organizer of TorontoJS, and GraphQL expert. He’s more recently known for his work on realtime GraphQL systems and cross-platform embeddable experiences which have allowed him to provide sophisticated offerings for wide reaching impact. When he’s not behind a computer, he can be found chasing his cat or being chased on a race track.

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Authorization

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Combining GraphQL Schemas - Discussion of Various Approaches

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Observability

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