GraphQL Denver meetup

GraphQL Denver
GraphQL Denver
Public group


1201 16th St Mall Ste 350 · Denver, CO

How to find us

The Gusto office is located at 16th St. and Lawrence next to the Corner Bakery Cafe.

Location image of event venue


Steve Kinney - The Other Side of GraphQL: Writing a Resolver

If you're solely working on the frontend of your application or if you use a managed GraphQL service like AWS AppSync, then it's likely you've never given much thought to what happens on the backend when you make a request for data. In this high-level introduction, we'll explore some of the basics of resolving a GraphQL query and returning the requisite data back to the client.

Steve Kinney is a senior principal engineer and frontend architect at Twilio. He is a founder and organizer of DinosaurJS, a community-run JavaScript conference in Denver, Colorado. He is also the author of Electron in Action and an instructor for Frontend Masters. Previously, he founded the frontend engineering program at the Turing School of Software and Design.

Craig Freeman - Creating GraphQL Schemas with the OpenAPI Spec

If you're having trouble convincing your team to use GraphQL, why not try creating a POC using a hybrid approach? In this talk we'll walk through how to use the OpenAPI documentation from your existing API to generate a GraphQL schema.

Craig Freeman is a Senior Software Engineer at Twilio, specializing in scalable and well-tested UI development for anything from small marketing sites to enterprise web applications. He's been developing for the web in various capacities since 1998 and has an interest in development best practices and organization, continuing education and mentoring, and application architecture.

Snacks and soft drinks will be provided.

Address: Gusto,[masked]th St Mall #350, Denver, CO 80202
The Gusto office is located at 16th St. and Lawrence next to the Corner Bakery Cafe.

Parking can be found at the Tabor Center [masked]th St., Denver 80202) for $5/ 2 hours. Street parking is limited. Public transit is also convenient to the office -- from Union Station, take the Free Mall Ride (~4 mins, 5 stops) to 16th Street Mall & Lawrence. Plan accordingly for downtown traffic.

Tentative agenda
6:00 - Doors open
6:00 - Networking + food
6:20 - Welcome + introductions
6:30 - Lightning talk(s)
7:15 - Main talk
8:00 - Peace out