AWS AppSync, plus incrementally adopting GraphQL with the API Gateway pattern

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TouchBistro Developer Office

590 King St West, 2nd Floor. · Toronto, on

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590 King St W above Lee Valley Tools, 2nd floor.

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📣Mark your calendars and join us on January 23 for an evening of talks and socializing! Special thanks to TouchBistro ( for providing the space, and OK GROW!( for providing pizza and refreshments!

Speakers & Talks:

First speaker: Peter Dyer, Freelancer and contributor (Twitter @peter_dyer).
Talk: Bootstrapping applications using AWS Amplify with AWS AppSync.
Description: One of the ways to use GraphQL is ‘as-a-Service’. AWS provides GraphQL as-a-service in a solution called AppSync. AppSync can be used stand-alone or as part of the AWS Amplify Framework. AWS Amplify is a toolset for building mobile and web apps leveraging various parts of the AWS technology stack. In this talk we will explore creating an app with AWS Amplify, adding AWS AppSync to the app, and how to use AppSync in general. We will also briefly discuss the merits of leverage backend-as-service or serverless technologies and how GraphQL fits into this conversation.
Bio: Peter is software industry professional with more than 20 years experience. He has worn many hats but has spent the majority of his time working in small software companies as a technical product manager. His current focus is building full-stack applications leveraging the right tools and technologies. He believes that with smart choices even very small companies can produce compelling applications.

Second speaker: Patrick Strzelec, Full Stack Developer, NorthOne.
Talk: Designing a GraphQL Gateway with Apollo Server.
Talk Description: This talk will cover lessons learned by the software team at NorthOne while designing and developing a GraphQL gateway for their API based banking platform. Find out how NorthOne approaches GraphQL gateway architecture, code base organization, type safety with Typescript, and how to leverage Apollo REST Data Sources to easily wrap multiple REST APIs.

6:00 PM - Doors open + snacks.
6:30 PM - Talks begin.
8:30 PM - See you all next time! 👋