GraphQL / Teaching Ruby to non-developers

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:00 - 21:30 JST


東京都千代田区神田須田町2-3-1 NBF神田須田町ビル7F


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Please note the venue this time is different from last time. Also, if you arrive after 8pm, the main entrance will be closed. Instead, please use the side-entrance on the right hand side. Use the intercom to ring 702, and someone will unlock the door for you.


19:00 〜 19:30 Doors open

Grab a drink and catch up with your fellow Rubyists.

19:30 〜 19:55 Building a Web API with GraphQL Gentaro Terada

Creating a good Web API is difficult. GraphQL, a query language for APIs, provides a solution that addresses some of the common problems when designing an API. With a simple grammar you can describe the client's request naturally and clearly. In this presentation, I'll go over the basics of GraphQL is, compare it with more traditional REST APIs, and show how to integrate it into your application.


Working at Eiwa System Management, I develop Idobata, a chat application for developers.

20:00 〜 20:25 Teaching Ruby to non-developers Louis Medina

Chances are there's been a time you've wished someone else in your organization knew the basics of development. Perhaps it was a marketer who asked you to change a single line of text in your application, or a designer who asked you to display ten items instead of five items. If only they could make the changes themselves, they'd be done in less time than it took to explain the change they want to you.

As a teacher at coding bootcamps, I've seen that it is possible for those without a Computer Science background to become proficient in Ruby on Rails. Through talking about my own journey to becoming a teacher, I'll show you how you can become better at teaching technical concepts to non-developers.


After graduating from Brown University in 2012, I moved to San Francisco, where I was first exposed to Ruby on Rails. Afterwards, I moved to Asheville, North Carolina, where I enrolled in a bootcamp called Tech Talent South and was subsequently hired as an instructor to work with their upcoming sessions in both Asheville and Charlotte, NC. After moving to Tokyo in 2016, I found work with Le Wagon as an instructor / teaching assistant, and am now moving into freelance work as a Ruby on Rails developer.

20:30 〜 21:30 Open Networking

Discuss the presentations or anything else Ruby related with the other attendees.

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