December 8 - 9, 2022
GraphQL Galaxy
Online
GraphQL Galaxy 2022

The biggest GraphQL conference in the cloud

Ryan Chenkie
Ryan Chenkie
CourseLift, Canada
Talk: Rock Solid React and GraphQL Apps for People in a Hurry
Ryan is a full stack developer and loves all things React, Node, and GraphQL. He's also a big fan of web security, a topic he has written about extensively and taught thousands of developers on. Ryan is also the founder of CourseLift, a course hosting platform that helps authors earn more from their online courses. He blogs at ryanchenkie.com.
Ankita Kulkarni
Ankita Kulkarni
Senior Engineering Manager, Canada
Talk: GraphQL. State management
Ankita has over 10 years of Software development experience that started with helping small businesses develop apps. Currently she is taking a break and enjoying exploring more entrepreneurial opportunities. Previously, she is a Senior Engineering Manager at WealthSimple, leading teams and helping define the future of FinTech in Canada. She also worked as a Tech Lead, Solution Architect, and Lead developer at companies such as Loblaw Digital, Rangle.io, and IBM Canada. Ankita has architected and scaled many web and mobile apps for clients using React, GraphQL, React Native and Next.js. She loves public speaking and has spoken at several conferences worldwide, allowing her to pursue her passion for travel. Ankita is also an instructor on Udemy and ZeroToMastery and loves sharing content online.
Benjie
Benjie
Graphile, UK
Talk: Step aside resolvers: a new approach to GraphQL execution
Community-funded OSS maintainer, building for GraphQL, Node.js and PostgreSQL (PostGraphile, Graphile Worker, …). GraphQL TSC & Spec WG member
Lucas Leadbetter
Lucas Leadbetter
Apollo, USA
Talk: GraphQL won’t solve your performance problems, but @defer might help
Lucas is a Solutions Architect at Apollo Graph, working with companies on GraphQL implementations at scale. Prior to his time at Apollo Graph he worked at Twitch, helping game developers bring new experiences to the site. When not working, he spends his time gaming and exploring NYC.
Charly Poly
Charly Poly
The Guild, France
Talk: GraphQL Code Generator v3: generate GraphQL types has never been easier!
Self-taught since 13 yo, I am passionate about web development, more recently, especially about the JavaScript and GraphQL ecosystems. Strong of more than 9 years of professional experience in companies such as Dashlane, including more than 3 years in a Technical leadership position at Algolia, and early-stage companies; I also talked at many international conferences, including the well-known React Europe 2019 conference and wrote many reference articles on TypeScript, React, and GraphQL relayed by recognized international newsletters such as GraphQL Weekly and TypeScript Weekly. After working as a freelance providing coaching, training, and consulting services, I joined The Guild to work full-time on the GraphQL ecosystem.
Kadi Kraman
Kadi Kraman
Formidable, UK
Talk: Handling Breaking Changes in GraphQL
Engineering Manager at Formidable, building things in JavaScript, particularly with React Native and GraphQL.
Laurin Quast
Laurin Quast
The Guild, Germany
Talk: Future-Proof GraphQL Schema Design
Laurin Quast is a developer that started exploring GraphQL, by leading the private and later public API development at a start-up. Realizing that there are still many unsolved problems and challenges within the space, he started contributing to famous JavaScript libraries, such as GraphQL Code Generator and GraphQL Tools. Diving deeper and deeper, the transition into becoming a full-time open-source developer at The Guild was inevitable.
Nils Hartmann
Nils Hartmann
Freelancer, Germany
Talk: GraphQL Subscriptions with Debezium and Kafka
Nils Hartmann is a freelance software architect, developer and trainer from Hamburg. He mainly works with Java, JavaScript/TypeScript and React.
Thomas Wiss
Thomas Wiss
Neo4j, Sweden
Talk: Real-Time Data Updates for Neo4j Using GraphQL Subscriptions
Thomas is a software engineer in the GraphQL team at Neo4j where he usually works with Javascript, Typescript, Cypher, and of course GraphQL. Prior to joining the GraphQL team, Thomas was part of the team who builds Neo4j’s graph visualization product, Bloom. Whenever he closes the laptop for the day he makes sure to get out in nature, do all kinds of sports and read a good book.
Sam Scott
Sam Scott
Oso, USA
Talk: Authorization Patterns in GraphQL
Sam is the cofounder/CTO at Oso working on making security more accessible for developers. Sam previously got a PhD in Cryptography and was a contributor to TLS 1.3
Jamie Barton
Jamie Barton
Grafbase, UK
Talk: Instant serverless GraphQL backends
GraphQL, React, Serverless, and Jamstack advocate. Mostly creating videos and content on this, and more.
Kevin Dorosh
Kevin Dorosh
Solo.io, USA
Talk: No Code? No Problem! How GraphQL Servers Break and How to Harden Your Resolvers
Kevin is currently leading the GraphQL engineering team at Solo.io. Formerly a big data infra admin at HubSpot, Kevin is passionate about the infrastructure space and giving to the community, with contributions to many open source projects such as Envoy, Flagger, and Gloo. Kevin enjoys working with customers and community users on real problems facing them today, and is excited to help bring organizations to Envoy, Istio, and a more modern, cloud-native, tech stack.
Sai Ekbote
Sai Ekbote
solo.io, USA
Talk: No Code? No Problem! How GraphQL Servers Break and How to Harden Your Resolvers
Sai Ekbote is a Software Engineer currently leading engineering for GraphQL at Solo.io. He has contributed to multiple open source projects such as Istio, Envoy and Flagger.
Phil Pluckthun
Phil Pluckthun
Open Source Developer, UK
Talk: Your GraphQL Groove
JavaScript, React, GraphQL engineer, and Open Source maintainer for urql, styled-components, and several experimental libraries. Software Engineer at Stellate building GraphQL infrastructure.
Jesse Martin
Jesse Martin
Hasura, Germany
Talk: GraphQL Everywhere
Jesse Martin is a fanatic of brand, product and web development and talks about the future of content management and GraphQL for GraphCMS. He was an early adopter of React and loves all things tech, health, and design.
Tanmai Gopal
Tanmai Gopal
Hasura, India
Talk: Exploring the Data Mesh Powered by GraphQL
Tanmai Gopal is the CEO, co-founder of Hasura. He is a StackOverflow powered fullstack developer whose areas of interest and work span React, GraphQL, Nodejs, Haskell, Docker, Postgres & Kubernetes. He is passionate about making it easy to build complex things and is the instructor of India's largest MOOC imad.tech with over 250,000 students.
Sabin Adams
Sabin Adams
Prisma, USA
Talk: Schemas Everywhere: Understanding GraphQL, Databases & Prisma
I'm Sabin Adams, and I've been working in web development for about ten years now. I love solving problems and making tools that make developers' lives easier, and currently, I work as a developer advocate for Prisma. Teaching, speaking, and writing about web development is my passion!
Thomas Heyenbrock
Thomas Heyenbrock
Stellate, Germany
Talk: The new GraphiQL: Next-level customizability
Software Engineer at Stellate, passionate about problem solving and company building, using GraphQL, JavaScript and React
Danielle Man
Danielle Man
Apollo, USA
Talk: Panel Discussion 'The Future of Server-side GraphQL'
Engineering & Design Manager helping build things for GraphQL at Apollo. Currently working on the new Apollo Explorer.
Uri Goldshtein
Uri Goldshtein
The Guild, Netherlands
Talk: Panel Discussion 'The Future of Server-side GraphQL'
Uri Goldshtein is the founder of The Guild, the largest open source group in the GraphQL ecosystem. They support large companies to go through successful technological transformations.
Benjie
Benjie
Graphile, UK
Talk: Panel Discussion 'The Future of Server-side GraphQL'
Community-funded OSS maintainer, building for GraphQL, Node.js and PostgreSQL (PostGraphile, Graphile Worker, …). GraphQL TSC & Spec WG member
Fredrik Björk
Fredrik Björk
Grafbase, Sweden
Talk: Panel Discussion 'The Future of Server-side GraphQL'
Founder & CEO at Grafbase
Tim Suchanek
Tim Suchanek
Stellate, Germany
Talk: Panel Discussion 'The Future of Server-side GraphQL'
Tim Suchanek is a software engineer and entrepreneur who specializes in GraphQL. He is the author of the GraphQL Playground, and the founder of Stellate, a GraphQL edge caching solution.
Scott Gerlach
Scott Gerlach
StackHawk, USA
Talk: Modern GraphQL API Security Testing
Scott Gerlach is Co-founder and Chief Security Officer at StackHawk, a Denver-based startup focused on empowering engineers to easily identify and remediate security bugs. Scott brings over two decades of security and engineering experience to his current role, having served as CSO, CISO, and in other executive leadership functions at companies like SendGrid, Twilio, and GoDaddy. When he's not at work, you'll find Scott spending time with family, brewing beer, and playing guitar.
Lee Byron
Lee Byron
GraphQL Foundation, USA
Talk: AMA Session
Co-creator of @GraphQL and Director of GraphQL Foundation. I make teams and things @RobinhoodApp, previously @Facebook
Leon Nunes
Leon Nunes
Solo.io, India
Talk: Declarative GraphQL in a Cloud-Native Gateway
Technical Support Engineer @ Solo.io | DevOps | Tech writing | K8s Support l Cloud | AWS
Topher Lamey
Topher Lamey
StackHawk, USA
Talk: How to Automate Security Testing for Your GraphQL Service
William Lyon
William Lyon
Neo4j, USA
Talk: Hands-On With SwiftUI, GraphQL, & Neo4j AuraDB
William Lyon is a Developer Relations Engineer at Neo4j where he helps developers be successful with graphs. Prior to joining Neo4j William worked as a software developer for several startups, building mobile apps, quantitative finance tools, and predictive API services. William holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Montana and is the author of the book "Full Stack GraphQL" published by Manning. You can find him online at [lyonwj.com](http://lyonwj.com/).
William Lyon
William Lyon
Neo4j, USA
Talk: Building GraphQL APIs With The Neo4j GraphQL Library & Neo4j AuraDB
William Lyon is a Developer Relations Engineer at Neo4j where he helps developers be successful with graphs. Prior to joining Neo4j William worked as a software developer for several startups, building mobile apps, quantitative finance tools, and predictive API services. William holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Montana and is the author of the book "Full Stack GraphQL" published by Manning. You can find him online at [lyonwj.com](http://lyonwj.com/).