Jonas Helfer, Meteor
Jonas Helfer, Meteor
Thom Crowe, Compose
Thom Crowe, Compose

The data layer doesn’t always get the top billing it deserves in app development circles. To shine a light on the databases that power today’s top apps, Compose is hosting its second annual DataLayer event on Wednesday, May 17 at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin.

To preview DataLayer, we’re joined by Thom Crowe (@thomcrowe) from Compose, who shares a bit about what to expect at DataLayer – from a range of data services to the power of polyglot persistence. He also previews the keynote by Honeycomb’s Charity Majors, “Observability and the Glorious Future” (3:23).

Then, we’re joined by a DataLayer 2017 speaker, Meteor’s Jonas Helfer (@helferjs), who previews his talk, “Joins Across Databases with GraphQL,” and shares a little about his work with Apollo and GraphQL (11:53).

Register for DataLayer today and enter promo code “IBM” at checkout to receive a discount on your ticket.

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