July Meet Up

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July Meet Up

2017-07-17 | Laurence de Villers | Events, Meetup

Wednesday, July 26th 2017

The meetup will be held at Shopify!

490 Rue de la Gauchetière O, Montréal, QC H2Z 0B2


  • 18:00 Socializing!
  • 18:30  Putting Rest to rest by Marcos Damasceno
  • 19:15 Break
  • 19:30  Mixed Reality for Social Good by Etienne Caron


Shopify is the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Merchants can use the software to design, set up, and manage their stores across multiple sales channels, including web, mobile, social media, marketplaces, brick-and-mortar locations, and pop-up shops.


Putting Rest to rest: Let’s chat about GraphQL

by Marcos Damasceno

Shopify has adopted GraphQL for almost all services in the company. With GraphQL, clients craft queries and get back only what they requested, everything is typed and everything you want to expose is part of a schema. The days of not knowing what fields are accepted by what endpoint are over. In this talk, we will go through the basics of GraphQL and we will also take a look at Apollo for Android.


Marcos is a passionate developer who has been working with Android since 2010. He is a Google Expert in Android and is actively involved in the community, helping organize the GDG in Montreal and speaking at many conferences around the world. Since moving to Montreal in 2013, Marcos has developed great apps for large companies and startups in Canada and now is a Senior Android Developer at Shopify!


Mixed Reality for Social Good

by Etienne Caron

Exciting times for mixed reality enthusiasts. With many AR and VR platforms now available, we’re witnessing the birth of a new medium. In many ways, this boom is similar to the personal computer revolution of the 70s and 80s. People are wondering: “Besides games, what are these gadgets good for, anyway?” In this session, we’ll see how people are using mixed reality for social good. Then, we’ll learn about the Android Thing, Ar.js and the Daydream VR platform. We’ll see how you can use these and other platforms to build your own community projects.


Etienne is a software developer who’s worked on all tiers (server, web, mobile and embedded) of large scale software platforms. He is now a Mobile Dev Lead for Shopify.