Put open source to work
July 16–17, 2018: Training & Tutorials
July 18–19, 2018: Conference
Portland, OR

Full stack JavaScript development with the GRANDstack (GraphQL, React, Apollo, and the Neo4j database)

William Lyon (Neo4j), Kevin Vangundy (Neo Technology)
1:30pm5:00pm Monday, July 16, 2018
Emerging languages
Location: Portland 256
Level: Intermediate
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Who is this presentation for?

  • Software engineers, frontend developers, and software architects

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A basic understanding of JavaScript
  • No specific knowledge of GraphQL, React, or Neo4j required

Materials or downloads needed in advance

What you'll learn

  • Learn how to use each component of the GRANDstack for building modern full stack web applications


William Lyon and Kevin Vangundy explore full stack JavaScript application development using the GRANDstack (GraphQL, React, Apollo, and the Neo4j database) for building web applications backed by a graph database and Cypher, the query language for graphs, as they walk you through building a simple movie recommendation web application.

Topics include:

  • How to build a React component
  • An introduction to JSX
  • An overview of GraphQL
  • How to build a GraphQL service and why it’s a game changer for frontend development
  • How to model, store, and query data in Neo4j using GraphQL and Cypher to power a web application
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William Lyon


William Lyon is a software engineer on the developer relations team at Neo4j, where he works primarily on integrating the Neo4j graph database with other technologies. Previously, William was a software developer for several startups in the real estate, quantitative finance, and predictive API spaces. William holds a master’s degree from the University of Montana.

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Kevin Vangundy

Neo Technology

Kevin Vangundy is an avid cyclist, podcast fiend, and sci-fi junkie who is taking you from ideation to execution with Neo4j.

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07/23/2018 12:51pm PDT

Will you be sharing your slides?