Introduction to GraphQL + Intro to Typescript

GDG Sacramento
Thu, Feb 14, 2019, 6:30 PM (PST)

About this event

TALK #1:
Introduction to GraphQL: What is GraphQL and how its helps to improve an Angular team’s communication (Tanmai Gopal)

In this talk, I will motivate how the process of API development and API integration is fraught with inefficiency that GraphQL was designed to streamline from the ground-up. In this unique introduction to GraphQL, we will cover the pros of GraphQL and its trade-offs that is ideal for developers looking for a rapid introduction to the why, what and how of GraphQL. I was a GraphQL skeptic and this talk is inspired by my journey of understanding how GraphQL works, why it is such an important idea and what makes it better than things that came before it.

Speaker: Tanmai Gopal
Bio: Tanmai is the co-founder of He is a StackOverflow powered fullstack, polyglot developer whose areas of interest and work span react, GraphQL, nodejs, python, haskell, docker, postgres, kubernetes. He is passionate about making it easy to build things and is the instructor of India's largest MOOC with over 250,000 students.

TALK #2:
Introduction to Typescript (Alain Chautard)
Alain is going to go through an introduction to the Typescript language, which is the one used for Angular development. We'll see most of the basics of the language with several code examples.

As always, drinks and pizza will be served courtesy of TekSystems.

There are some new VSP guidelines we need to abide by.

1. All guests must enter through the SOUTH door (previously we were entering through the north). We will have signs on the north side of the building directing guests to the south door and asking guests to not knock on any of the northern doors.
2. All guests must wear a name badge at all times. We will have a VSP employee helping guests make a security badge via the machine near the south door throughout the meetup.
3. All guests when they exit must use the SOUTH REVOLVING door. We will also have additional signs indicating this.