Keyhole SpeakerMake sure to attend the following sessions by Keyhole member Mat Warger when setting your own personal conference calendar.
Wednesday, October 10th at 9:15 AM
Bootstrap Your App with AWS Amplify!
Front-end development can be complicated. There are enough libraries and enough churn to make anyone feel lost in the shuffle. Common concerns for any modern web application include features like authentication, user content, APIs, and analytics. In this session, you will get a break-down and demo of the key features of AWS Amplify, an open-source toolchain from Amazon. Amplify abstracts away the common functionality that so many applications share and allow developers to focus on business logic – not plumbing! This session will walk through a simple application highlighting the features and tools the library provides. This should leave you with the knowledge of “how and why” you would integrate this with your own projects. The session will use React to demonstrate the features of the library, but general front-end development experience is all that is required.
Wednesday, October 10th at 1:00 PM
Rethinking REST Practices with GraphQL
GraphQL has proven to be a viable technology since its inception at Facebook but is now going mainstream. It is a specification and toolset for querying your data in a structured way. But – how do you get started? In this session, you will get a soft introduction to GraphQL and see how it can change the way you think about your data. Using AppSync on AWS, you can get up and running with a GraphQL endpoint quickly and easily. You will see how it provides a flexible, self-documenting API that can serve as an efficient alternative to RESTful web services. No experience with GraphQL or AWS is necessary, but a general understanding of REST (and APIs in general) is a plus.