Node.js Edinburgh - February 2019

We have a real treat for you this time. Roy Derks is coming all the way from Holland to give a talk about GraphQL. I met Roy at React Native conference in Poland this year, where he was one of the speakers. He is really cool and clever guy. You can check his talk here:

The meetup will be hosted in CodeBase this time. We will start at 6PM.

The event will be recorded. Let the organisers know, if you don't want to be included in the pictures or videos.


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• 6:00pm - 7:00pm: Pizza, beers and networking

• 7:00pm - 7:45pm: Video Killed My Data Plan by Doug Sillars

• 7:45pm - 8:15pm: Short break

• 8:15pm - 9:00pm: Wrapping and Securing REST APIs with GraphQL by Roy Derks

• Drinks at nearby pub - TBC

The Talks

---> Talk 1: Video Killed My Data Plan by Doug Sillars (@dougsillars)

Video is one of the fastest growing mediums on the web and in mobile applications. Video files have been shown to increase engagement, and can be a great way to deliver your message quickly. (And who doesn’t love animated GIFs?) However, video that takes a long time to start up leads to frustration and abandonment. The same goes for video that stalls during playback. In this talk, you’ll learn best practices to optimize the delivery of your video to you customers, ensuring fast delivery and minimizing stalls for a great customer experience.

Doug is is a freelance mobile performance expert, having helped thousands of developers speed up their mobile apps and websites. A Google Developer Expert and the author of O’Reilly’s “High Performance Android Apps”, Doug regularly speaks at conferences, and blogs at He is currently working as a freelance digital nomad, traveling with his family in Europe.

---> Talk 2: Wrapping and Securing REST APIs with GraphQL by Roy Derks (@gethackteam)

Roy Derks (@gethackteam) is a startup CTO and Senior Frontend Developer at the City of Amsterdam. In his "spare" time he likes to share his knowledge with the JavaScript community on Twitter and during meetups, workshops and conferences.


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I hope to see you all.


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