REST, gRPC, GraphQL or Asynchronous Messaging at Manchester Technology Centre

REST, gRPC, GraphQL or Asynchronous Messaging
Manchester Technology Centre
21st May 2024

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Manchester Technology Centre

Be it any industry, applications need to talk to each other. So, developers often build bridges – Application Programming Interfaces (API) – to allow one system to communicate with another.

REST, gRPC, GraphQL and Asynchronous Messaging are all patterns of communication between distributed systems. What are the core concepts behind these patterns? Do you know what problems they try to address? What about the use cases? Join my session to find out the answers to these questions!


This meeting is at Manchester Technology Centre; this is in the campus of Manchester Met University on Oxford Road. It’s a white building opposite the Met’s engineering building, next to Hatch and the Mancunian Way flyover and has a Tesco Express on the ground floor. Five minutes walk from Oxford Road Railway Station. If you need help finding us – tweet us @DotNetNorth.

Venue and Refreshments kindly provided by Bruntwood SciTech.

There will be someone in the foyer who will sign you in and then tell you how to find the venue.

This is a free event – there is no charge for a ticket.
We often get enough RSVP’s for there to be a waiting list; the list has always cleared by the early part of the week of the talk, but this relies on you releasing your ticket if you can no longer attend. Please remember to do this if your plans change.

Please ensure we have an email address that you do look at, so we can let you know of any last minute changes; and please use your full name on the site as it’s the only way we, or the fire service, can account for you in the case of an evacuation/emergency/fire etc.

Catering will be provided. If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know via the group message forum. (

If you would need assistance to leave the building in the event of an evacuation then please let us know via the group message forum. (

Note for recruitment professionals – we don’t exclude recruiters from our meetings but we would ask you to contact Rick Garner for a brief chat before you start attending.

Doors open from 18:00
Intro and welcome 18:40
Speaker 18:50 (with a break at some point )
Wrap-up & prize raffle 20.45
Close ~21:00
(Don’t feel bad if you have to leave early for a train/bus/lift home – no one will be offended)

We then adjourn to a local bar for a drink and a natter – everyone is welcome to join us!

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