Speakers

Alison Johnston

Alison Johnston

Cardano

Living in London, at the heart of the silicon roundabout allows me to feed my addiction for software development. It is my creative outlet and is what gets me out of bed in the morning (most of the time) and into the lush green fields at my new role with Cardano. It’s one of those chance of a lifetime jobs to take an established company with a whole new business, so more like a startup, and lead the leap onto the web using my experience in many areas from physics, to my own tech startup, consulting, to software for the arts, training and investment banking.

Please wave hello if you see me in the London Lord Mayors parade as a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists or escaping it all scuba diving around the globe.

Talks

MockQ buddy! Easy API Driven Design and Accurate Documentation with GraphQL

Björn Rochel

Björn Rochel

XING AG

Björn is the project lead of XING One, XINGs internal GraphQL project. He loves to build software with people for people and is especially fascinated by the organisational leaps that are possible if you combine passionate people, useful technology and lean processes together.

Talks

Panel Discussion

Brooks Swinnerton

Brooks Swinnerton

GitHub

Brooks Swinnerton is a Platform Engineer at GitHub where he works on their REST API, webhooks and GraphQL API.

Talks

Launching GitHub's Public GraphQL API

Panel Discussion

Chad Fowler

Chad Fowler

Microsoft/BlueYard

Venture Partner with @BlueYard. Divisional CTO with @Microsoft. Musician.

Talks

Opening

Panel Discussion

Closing Remarks

Daniel Schafer

Daniel Schafer

Facebook, GraphQL co-creator

Dan Schafer is a software engineer at Facebook and a co-creator of GraphQL. He worked on the implementations of both GraphQL Mutations and Subscriptions, and built the original Android and iOS client libraries for them. Currently, he’s a tech lead on the Android Product Layer at Facebook, focused on using GraphQL to develop a compelling and cohesive Android SDK.

Talks

Five Years of Client GraphQL Infrastructure

Panel Discussion

Jakub Riedl

Jakub Riedl

iflix

Jakub is from Prague and computers are his passion from early age. For three years he worked as a System Engineer and built large server rooms and got experience with networking and infrastructure. Later he started to focus more on application development mostly backend services, APIs and overall system architecture. Over the years he has build multiple large scale rest APIs and some GraphQL based as well. Currently he works as a Senior Software Engineer and leads a project with new GraphQL API Gateway in iflix. Where he is solving a lot of interesting issues and where he can benefit from combined knowledge and experience with networking, software architecture patterns and API design.

Talks

Building global GraphQL API distribution

Johannes Schickling

Johannes Schickling

Graphcool

Johannes is a Berlin/SF-based entrepreneur and founder of Graphcool, a flexible backend platform combining GraphQL + AWS Lambda. He previously built and sold the VR company “Optonaut”. Johannes studied computer science at KIT, Germany and loves cutting-edge mobile/web tech-nologies.

Talks

Schema first development

Jonas Helfer

Jonas Helfer

Meteor / Apollo

Jonas is the tech lead for Apollo Client and a maintainer of several other popular open source GraphQL libraries like graphql-server and graphql-tools. He is passionate about creating a great developer experience around building modern web applications.

Talks

GraphQL: Evolution or Revolution?

Lee Byron

Lee Byron

Facebook, GraphQL co-creator

Talks

Closing Keynote

Michael Hunger

Michael Hunger

Neo4j

Michael Hunger has been passionate about software development for a very long time.

For the last few years he has been working with Neo Technology on the open source Neo4j graph database filling many roles. As caretaker of the Neo4j community and ecosystem he especially loves to work with graph-related projects, users and contributors.

As a developer Michael enjoys many aspects of programming languages, learning new things every day, participating in exciting and ambitious open source projects and contributing and writing software related books and articles.

Talks

Query Graphs with "Graph"QL

Mina Smart

Mina Smart

Shopify

Mina is the Storefront API Lead at Shopify, where she oversees the development of the Storefront API, and its connected SDKs. Outside of work, you can catch Mina skating with Toronto Roller Derby’s Gore-Gore Rollergirls.

Talks

Building a GraphQL client in Javascript

Panel Discussion

Netto Farah

Netto Farah

Segment

Netto Farah is a Lead Fullstack Engineer at Segment. A lover of everything Web and Javascript, Netto is always looking for creative ways to build great user experiences on the web.

Talks

Fighting legacy codebases with GraphQL and Rails

Sashko Stubailo

Sashko Stubailo

Meteor / Apollo

Sashko has been working on open source developer tools for the last 4 years, and most recently has been leading the open source projects from the Apollo team, after writing the very first versions of Apollo Client. Previously, he has worked on JavaScript build tooling and reactive data visualization.

Talks

Adding GraphQL to your existing architecture

Tasveer Singh

Tasveer Singh

Mainframe

Taz is a software architect with over 15 years of experience in various aspects of computing. He’s originally from Toronto where he organized Toronto JavaScript, one of the largest developer communities in North America, in addition to founding two startups and working with many others. He recently moved to London and has been working in the React and Elixir ecosystems. When he’s not tinkering with a computer, he can be found with his car at the local race track or rock climbing gym.

Talks

Realtime GraphQL from the Trenches

Tommy Lillehagen

Tommy Lillehagen

Hudl

Tommy is an Engineering Director at Hudl where he introduced GraphQL to the product team early on. He has been contributing to the GraphQL .NET project since the end of 2015.

Talks

Using GraphQL in a Mesh Network to Enable Real-Time Collaboration