Rapid Data APIs using GraphQL and Drupal

May 11, 2019

GraphQL has quickly become a data API alternative to REST due to its flexible query structure, and the community has developed a mature GraphQL module for Drupal that makes setting up a decoupled CMS a snap. This talk will dive into:

How you can quickly set up Drupal to use GraphQL for its data APIs

Basic GraphQL queries including Fragments, Aliases, and Arguments

Beyond out-of-the-box: creating custom fields, types, and interfaces

How Bluecadet used Drupal and GraphQL to power Cinder and React touchscreen interactives for MIT Museum’s Exhibition “Lighter, Stronger, Faster: The Herreshoff Legacy”

About the Speaker(s):
Mark Llobrera has been creating websites and applications since the days of spacer GIFs, table layouts, and squelchy modem sounds. As a Technology Director for Bluecadet, he leads a team that partners with museums, nonprofits, and universities to build websites, interactive installations, and immersive environments. Mark is a writer whose contributions have been published by A List Apart and net magazine. He regularly speaks at web and technology conferences, focusing on empowering content creators in a multi-channel, multi-device world. You can find him on Twitter @dirtystylus or at dirtystylus.com.


Hi! I'm Karim Boudjema, the developer and site-builder of this site. I'm currently working as a freelance Drupal developer.

I was wondering how could I giving back to the Drupal community all what it gave to me during the last 10 years, that's how the idea of this site came to me ... (read more)

Hi! I’m Santiago Rico, the web designer and themer of this site.

When Karim proposed me to design and theme this site for the Drupal community, I accepted immediately because the community is the main reason why I love Drupal so much.