Past Meetup

GraphQL Overview - at Zeemee

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At ZeeMee, we are converting our old API into a GraphQL endpoint, and have been using GraphQL in production for a few months. During this meet-up, you'll learn the ins and outs of using GraphQL as an API compared to using a POJA (plain old JSON API). See how GraphQL minimizes the amount of data transferred over the network, and reduces round trips to the server.

In this meetup you will learn how clients dictate what is fetched from the server, and how GraphQL actually makes it easier to support a variety of different clients that each have different needs.

During this meetup, you'll learn about the good and bad surrounding GraphQL queries, pagination, mutations, subscriptions, and caching. After the meetup is completed, you'll be able to discuss the pros and cons of GraphQL, and understand how to get started implementing a GraphQL backing in Ruby.

Please enjoy the provided heavy appetizers, drinks, and snacks. See if you can win our raffle for Amazon gift cards of $64, $32, $16, $8, $4, $2, and $1.


5:30 : Check-in & Networking

6:00 : Welcome & Opening remarks 6:10 : GraphQL Overview - pros/cons/etc - GraphQL demo with Graphiql

6:40 : Break

6:50 : GraphQL via Ruby (graphql, graphql-relay, and graphql-batch gems)

7:50 : Closing announcements from community

8:00 : Room clear


Philip Thrasher - Thrasher is an experienced software engineer who has been tinkering since before he can remember. He has worked on all levels of the technology stack for consumer, enterprise, and federal products, but prefers to spend his time crafting user experiences that people love.

Peter Huitsing - Pete is an experienced engineer and team leader with years of involvement in start-up companies. He has created products using a myriad of technologies in the fields of computer security, financial services, web applications and mobile apps.