Making Open Work
May 8–9, 2017: Training & Tutorials
May 10–11, 2017: Conference
Austin, TX
Garen Torikian

Garen Torikian
Platform Engineer, GitHub


Garen Torikian wants to help make the world a better place for humans and other sentient beings on earth. Garen’s been programming ever since he learned how to make GIFs for his GeoCities website in the late ’90s. He writes, writes documentation, and writes tooling to help people who write documentation. He was a reader of books long before he was a writer of code. You can find him almost anywhere on the internet by the handle @gjtorikian.


11:00am11:40am Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Adopt This Now
Location: Ballroom F
Level: Intermediate
David Celis (GitHub), Garen Torikian (GitHub)
Average rating: ****.
(4.35, 20 ratings)
For years, REST has been the standard architecture for APIs. But a new technology is emerging, one that's perfect for developing rich, client-friendly APIs: GraphQL. David Celis and Garen Torikian explain why this query language is being adopted by companies like Shopify, Pinterest, and GitHub and show you how you can leverage GraphQL for your own APIs. Read more.