Past Meetup

JAMstack London

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R/GA

99 Clifton Street · London

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Ask at reception for the JAMstack meet up

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Details

This is the first JAMstack meetup in London!

We'll hear about what the JAMstack is and how it can be used. And we'll open the discussions on interesting trends in modern web development techniques.

Bring a smile and an eagerness to talk about new ways to approach web development.

Doors open from 6:30pm ready for a 7pm start

Format (from 7pm):

- Welcome and introduction to the group
- Talk 1 (30 minutes): Post-Monolithic Content Management, Jessica Parsons
- Refreshments
- Talk 2 (30 minutes): JAMstack Infrastructure, Phil Hawksworth
- Thanks, discussions and socialising

The talks:

1. Post-Monolithic Content Management, Jessica Parsons

Static site generators have offered exciting new options for web developers, but until recently, they lacked a user-friendly interface for content editing—what many would call a CMS. There's now a handful of viable solutions out there, and as they gain traction, it's leading to some interesting confusion about what a CMS means when the architecture isn't all in one giant server app. I’ll present some different approaches to the problem, including Netlify CMS, an open-source, Git-based approach that's built with React.

About Jessica:

Jessica Parsons has spent half her life teaching, and a quarter of it developing for the web. She now combines those passions as a documentation engineer at Netlify and a teacher for Girl Develop It. Away from a computer screen, she enjoys sewing, fixing things, and enjoying the outdoors with her shiba inus in the San Francisco Bay Area.

2. JAMstack infrastructure, Phil Hawksworth

Recent years have seen a shift in technical architectures. Building complex services for the web used to be just that – complex. Projects might have demanded a broad range of specialist skills which could stretch even the fullest of full-stack developers. These days we have a growing number of options for how we design, build and maintain the systems which keep our web sites and applications alive.

This talk will look at ways to make use of emerging tools and services which can deliver surprisingly rich features and capabilities without maintaining expensive and complex infrastructure. We’ll talk about the benefits in keeping your stack simple, in using the expertise of others, and we'll examine the performance and security benefits of JAMstack and microservices.

About Phil:

Phil works in Developer Relations at Netlify, the fastest growing automation and hosting platform for modern websites.

With a passion for browser technologies, and the empowering properties of the Web, he loves seeking out ingenuity and simplicity, especially in places where over-engineering is common.

Phil’s career in web development spans almost 20 years and includes time as a Software Engineer at Verisign, an Open Source Evangelist at British Telecom, and Technology Director at R/GA where he worked with clients around the world such as Nike, Google, Beats By Dre and Samsung to bring engaging and effective experiences to the widest audience possible.