• "Testing React Components with Storybook" w Axel Simms

    Hi JAMsters! Our next JAMstack Boston Meetup will take place on Tues, September 17th at 6 p.m.! This month we have Axel Simms, a front-end developer at HubSpot who values beautiful, responsive, data-driven UI experiences, giving a talk about testing React Components with Storybook. We'll be building a JAMStack application written in React and connected to a basic weather API, and testing our React components in Storybook, where we can prototype and document our components with different inputs and states. Axel has years of experience building custom sites and applications for organizations on a variety of platforms, such as Wordpress, React, Vue, React Native, and more. In his free time, he loves reading books about fantasy and politics, spending time outdoors, going to shows, and experimenting with new technology for the web. Tweet @aaxelgon --- As always, the intent of this meetup is to collaborate, network, learn, grow and most importantly have fun! Here's the agenda: 6:00 - 6:15 Food & Drink 6:15 - 6:20 Opening Remarks 6:20 - 6:40 Hugo mini course, Part 5: Components 6:40 - 7:40 "Testing React Components with Storybook" with Axel Simms 7:40 - 7:45 Closing Remarks 7:45 Head to Kinsale for drinks and conversation! Look forward to seeing everyone! - the JAMstack Boston Team

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  • "The madlib form challenge" w Cole Krumbholz

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    Hi JAMsters! Our next JAMstack Boston Meetup will take place on Tues, August 20th at 6 p.m.! This month we have Cole Krumbholz, cofounder of Formspree, giving a talk about JAMstack webforms using madlibs as inspiration. Madlibs are more than a fun game, they offer a UX model for forms that can result in higher conversions. So why don't we see more madlib-style forms on the web? Turns out they're really hard to build. Cole spent a week trying to make a generalized madlib form library, but didn't have the success he envisioned. He's looking for your help to do better! In addition to his work at FormSpree, Cole is a former PM at Squarespace, 2x YC founder, and bubble tea snob. Tweet @colevscode --- As always, the intent of this meetup is to collaborate, network, learn, grow and most importantly have fun! Here's the agenda: 6:00 - 6:15 Food & Drink 6:15 - 6:20 Opening Remarks 6:20 - 6:40 Hugo mini course, Part 4: Style 6:40 - 7:40 "The madlib form challenge" with Cole Krumbholz 7:40 - 7:45 Closing Remarks 7:45 Head to Kinsale for drinks and conversation! Look forward to seeing everyone! - the JAMstack Boston Team

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  • "Static & Dynamic Data" w Garth Brantley

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    Hi JAMsters! Our next JAMstack Boston Meetup will take place on Tues, July 16th at 6 p.m.! This month we have Garth Brantley, the founder of Pilon, giving an overview of combining static and dynamic data on a product details page for e-commerce. We will go through an example where we use GatsbyJS together with the Apollo library so that both static and dynamic data are pulled in with similar GraphQL. --- As always, the intent of this meetup is to collaborate, network, learn, grow and most importantly have fun! Here's the agenda: 6:00 - 6:20 Food & Drink 6:20 - 6:25 Opening Remarks 6:25 - 6:45 Hugo mini course, Part 3: Templating (continued) 6:45 - 7:45 "Static & Dynamic Data" with Garth Brantley 7:45 - 7:50 Closing Remarks 7:50 Head to Kinsale for drinks and conversation! Look forward to seeing everyone! - the JAMstack Boston Team

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  • "All You Ever Wanted To Know About GraphQL" w Mark Catalano and Andrew Sprouse

    Hi JAMsters! Our next JAMstack Boston Meetup will take place on Tues, June 18th at 6 p.m.! This month we have the co-founders of TakeShape, Mark Catalano and Andrew Sprouse, giving an Introduction to GraphQL. GraphQL has taken the API world by storm! If you've been RESTing on your laurels we'll get you up to speed with an introduction to GraphQL and some helpful tips to remember when you build out your first GraphQL API. GraphQL+CMS = Peanut Butter+Jelly - Follow along to a live coding introduction to TakeShape, a headless GraphQL CMS that champions the JAMstack with a focus on developer productivity. We'll show you why pairing a GraphQL API with a static site CMS makes the JAMstack even more delicious. --- Andrew started his career in enterprise search and natural language processing at Autonomy, acquired by HP. After that, he moved into media where he led the engineering team at Newsweek and The Daily Beast. Prior to TakeShape he was CTO and Co-Founder of a startup called Fairtread where he helped creators monetize their digital content. For the past 7 years, Mark was the managing director of Ronik, an award-winning creative agency in Brooklyn. He’s had to solve content management conundrums for clients, building everything from traditional media sites to interactive experiences and marketing platforms. --- As always, the intent of this meetup is to collaborate, network, learn, grow and most importantly have fun! Here's the agenda: 6:00 - 6:20 Food & Drink 6:20 - 6:30 Opening Remarks 6:30 - 6:45 Hugo mini course, Part 2: Templating 6:45 - 7:45 "All You Ever Wanted To Know About Graph" with Mark Catalano and Andrew Sprouse 7:45 - 8:00 Closing Remarks Look forward to seeing everyone! - the JAMstack Boston Team

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  • Presentation Night - "JAMstack meets JAMcommerce" with Jamie Barton

    Hi JAMsters! Our next JAMstack Boston Meetup will take place on Tues, May 21st at 6 p.m.! This month we have Developer Advocate Jamie Barton (@notrab) from Moltin joining us all the way from England. Jamie will discuss how the JAMstack is changing the way we build commerce websites and how JAMstack affects pricing in modern day headless APIs. Expect references to React, GraphQL, Netlify, Serverless and JAMcommerce in this JAMpacked talk. As always, the intent of this meetup is to collaborate, network, learn, grow and most importantly have fun! Here's the agenda: 6:00 - 6:20 Food & Drink 6:20 - 6:30 Opening Remarks 6:30 - 6:45 Hugo mini course, Part 1: Overview 6:45 - 7:45 "JAMstack meets JAMcommerce" with Jamie Barton 7:45 - 8:00 Closing Remarks Look forward to seeing everyone! - the JAMstack Boston Team

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  • Presentation Night - "Turning the Static Dynamic" with Divya Sasidharan

    Hi JAMsters! Our next JAMstack Boston Meetup will take place on Tues, April 16th at 6 p.m.! This month we have Divya Sasidharan (@shortdiv), a developer advocate at Netlify who writes and speaks about JAMstack architecture. She previously built websites for mid to large scale client projects as well as story-telling apps/tools for journalists. In her free time, she is an avid rock climber and cyclist. Project Description: One of the most beautiful things about the JAMstack is how you can progressively add functionality to a static site just like you would add visual components. In particular, often want to add authentication and serverless functions to make our sites more and more dynamic... and, of course, authenticated serverless functions! In this talk we discuss the why and the how of the blurring line between static and dynamic, and show how to do it with React, Gatsby, and Netlify! As always, the intent of this meetup is to collaborate, network, learn, grow and most importantly have fun! Here's the agenda: 6:00 - 6:30 Food & Beer 6:30 - 6:40 Opening Remarks 6:40 - 7:40 "Turning the Static Dynamic" with Divya Sasidharan 7:40 - 8:00 Closing Remarks Look forward to seeing everyone! - the JAMstack Boston Team

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  • Presentation Night - "Gatsby and Drupal sitting in a tree" with Shane Thomas

    Hi JAMsters! Our next JAMstack Boston Meetup will take place on Tues March 19th at 6 p.m.! This month we have Shane Thomas, Creator of CodeKarate.com and developer at Third & Grove, as our featured speaker talking about how easy it is to create a Gatsby site with Drupal as your content source. We will cover static-site generation with Gatsby, compare and contrast different content sources (or backends), and even talk about using React to make the website more dynamic! As always, the intent of this meetup is to collaborate, network, learn, grow and most importantly have fun! Here's the agenda: 6:00 - 6:30 Food & Beer 6:30 - 6:40 Opening Remarks 6:40 - 7:40 "Gatsby and Drupal sitting in a tree" w/ Shane Thomas 7:40 - 8:00 Closing Remarks Look forward to seeing everyone! - the JAMstack Boston Team

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  • JAMStack Meetup: Lightning Talks

    Digital Ocean

    Hi JAMsters! We know it’s been a little while since our last event, but we are very excited for our next JAMstack Boston Meetup to take place on Thursday, November 8th at 6 p.m.! Please note that this month's meetup is at a new location: @ DigitalOcean (485 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139 on the 5th Floor) DigitalOcean welcomes the JAMstack community to their Cambridge office where they will share lessons from their work on Hacktoberfest. Additionally, folks from their product and developer relations team will be in attendance to share lessons from working on open source projects, APIs, and platforms that surfaced during this year’s month-long celebration. We also want to hear from you guys. If you’re open to doing a quick 10-15 min presentation on something you’re working on, please reach out, otherwise we’ll go freestyle. What projects are you actively working on? What challenges have you faced and won (or not)? What tips & tricks or new Jamstack tech can you share with the group? As always, the intent of this meetup is to collaborate, network, learn, grow and most importantly have fun! Here's the agenda: 6:00 - 6:30 Pizza and Beer 6:30 - 6:40 Opening Remarks 6:40 - 7:00 Hacktoberfest Insights 7:00 - 7:50 Lightning Talks - What are you working on? 7:50 - 8:00 Closing Remarks Look forward to seeing you all again (and hopefully some new faces)! Can't wait! - the JAMstack Boston Team

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  • JAMstack Meetup: Project Night!

    Sports Innovation Lab @ WeWork

    Hi JAMsters! We are very excited for our next JAMstack Boston Meetup to take place on Wednesday, March 28th at 6 p.m.! Please note that this month's meetup is at a new location: Sports Innovation Lab at WeWork (200 Portland St, near TD Garden). This month we're doing another project night, so bring your laptops so we can sit down and look at some code together! We are going to work on two projects simultaneously: • Learning track: Handling form submissions • Advanced track: Building Jamstackboston.com - Part III As always, the intent of this meetup is to collaborate, network, learn, grow and most importantly have fun! Here's the agenda: 6:00 - 6:30 Food & Beer 6:30 - 6:40 Opening Remarks 6:40 - 7:50 Project Commencement 7:50 - 8:00 Closing Remarks Look forward to seeing you all again (and hopefully some new faces)! Can't wait! - the JAMstack Boston Team

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  • Presentation Night - "Step functions and Lambda" with Matt Williams

    Hi JAMsters! Our next JAMstack Boston Meetup will take place on Wed February 28th at 6 p.m.! This month we're going to have Matt Williams as our featured speaker talking about step functions and lambda based on a talk he gave at the re:Invent conference this year! If you're into live demos, raspberry pi, and GatsbyJS, you're going to want to check this talk out! As always, the intent of this meetup is to collaborate, network, learn, grow and most importantly have fun! Here's the agenda: 6:00 - 6:30 Food & Beer 6:30 - 6:40 Opening Remarks 6:40 - 7:40 "Step functions and Lambda" w/ Matt Williams 7:40 - 8:00 Closing Remarks Look forward to seeing everyone! - the JAMstack Boston Team

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