Keyhole Announces Gold Dev Up 2018 Sponsorship & Speaker

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We are pleased to announce that Keyhole Software is a Gold Sponsor of the 2018 St. Louis Developer Conference! This will be the fourth year of Keyhole Sponsoring. Formerly known as the St. Louis Days of .NET and rebranded as Dev Up during the 2015 conference, the 11th annual edition will bring together regional and national IT experts to share their knowledge for technology. The Dev Up conference is October 8-10, 2018 at the St. Charles Convention Center in St. Charles, Missouri. Monday, October 8th features all-day hands-on sessions called “Pre-Compilers” which are optional. The main conference takes place on October 9th & 10th and features over 140 technical training sessions geared toward all levels of experience.

Keyhole Speaker

Make 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.

Keyhole Giveaway

Stop by the Keyhole booth and enter for a chance to win a $150 Amazon Gift Card! The random drawing for the winner will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 10, 2018. No purchase necessary! Keyhole Software’s 2018 Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry and paid attendees of the 2018 St. Louis Developer Conference. Employees of Keyhole Software, LLC., as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Sweepstakes is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Ticket are on sale now. Visit for more information. See you all there!
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