Lee Byron

Director of GraphQL Foundation, Leads Web Engineering at Robinhood

We're gunna program like it's 1999

We're gunna program like it's 1999

The mental model for building for the web largely hasn’t changed in the last 20 years, but we’ve incorporated complexity, richness, grown our community a thousand fold, and scaled to billions. This year the web turns 30, and we look back at the steady march forward of better abstractions, better syntax, and better mental models that brought us here.

About Lee Byron:

Lee is the co-creator of GraphQL and Executive Director of the GraphQL Foundation. He recently left Facebook after nearly 10 years to lead web engineering at Robinhood. Lee has had a hand in many of the most popular open source libraries used by millions of developers worldwide including React, Immutable.js, Flow, Relay, Dataloader, and more.