5 December 2018
Updater Tech Talk Details:
Join us at the Updater office for some food, drinks, and networking.
We will have industry experts presenting on emerging trends, debating hot topics, and imparting the lessons they have learned along the way.
The Updater Tech Talk Series will rotate to feature both guest speakers as well as members of Updater's Engineering team giving their thoughts on the topic of the night.
*Please bring a valid Photo ID! We will be checking ID's upon arrival and you will need it to get into the building.*
6:15 pm: Doors Open
Food and Drinks provided
6:45 pm: Introductions
Introduction from Updater Engineering
7 pm: Discussion begins
Topic: GraphQL vs REST
Speaker: Chris Rogus
7:45 pm - Wrap Up and Networking
Topic & Speaker Details:
GraphQL vs REST
GraphQL is the fancy thing you keep hearing about for web APIs. REST is that thing you hear about for how web (HTTP) APIs are traditionally done. You're pretty sure you know what everyone is talking about but don't yet feel confident enough to join the conversation?
During this discussion, we'll go over what each is exactly, how they're different, how you can use them, when is best to use one over the other and how they compare to RPC, to help understand GraphQL vs REST subtleties. Come find out!
A little bit about the speaker...
Chris is a Senior Engineering Manager at Braze, responsible for the Data & Analytics teams that build Braze's Kafka Currents product, handling billions of messages daily, as well as their analytics and reporting dashboards. He is also responsible for the team building microservices and application infrastructure tooling for improving engineering practices. Prior to Braze, Chris was an Engineering Manager at Plated, before that a Senior Engineer building sub-millisecond multithreaded services driving options market making software for a Wall Street trading firm. For many years prior to that Chris was an independent contractor building web applications focusing on live streaming video. Chris has also been an actor on TV, meditates regularly, has a black belt, and has been known to play a video game or two.