JAMstack Toronto Launch with GatsbyJS + Netlify

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JAMstack: noun \’jam-stak’\

Modern web development architecture based on client-side JavaScript, reusable APIs, and prebuilt Markup.

When we talk about “The Stack,” we no longer talk about operating systems, specific web servers, backend programming languages, or databases.

The JAMstack is not about specific technologies. It’s a new way of building websites and apps that delivers better performance, higher security, lower cost of scaling, and a better developer experience.

JOIN US as we are launching the local chapter, as the JAMstack Toronto meetup. And in helping us do so, we are featuring the two best known quantities in the JAMstack ecosystem: GatsbyJS + Netlify.

----- From Gatsby:

Jason Lengstorf
Head of DevRel at @gatsbyjs

Jason Lengstorf is a developer advocate, senior engineer, and occasional designer at Gatsby. He’s an advocate for building highly productive teams through better communication, well designed systems and processes, and healthy work-life balance. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

----- From Netlify:

Phil Hawksworth
Developer Experience at @Netlify

Phil is Head of 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.

----- From Cloudinary:

Colin Bendell
researcher, writer, developer @cloudinary CTO

Colin is a multi-disciplined expert in software development, infrastructure and operations, and business strategy. With over 15 years experience, he has led the design of large-scale distributed web applications in real estate and heavy equipment. Over the last three years he has also managed datacenter and network infrastructure, and the operations team for a global uranium mining company. For several years Colin also owned and operated an automotive aluminum wheel repair shop where he applied his business knowledge and operational insight.

Colin is passionate about helping customers build high-performance web applications that reduce operational complexity and help increase profits. He has a deep technical base and can be found refactoring regular expressions while imagining three impossible things, all before breakfast. At least five sentences a day begin with the phrase ‘What if…’ His low-level technical expertise allows him to understand the big picture and create long term strategies and vision that are innovative yet pragmatic and attainable.

** NOTA BENE: **

Projected Schedule (will be updated closer to date):

6pm - doors/networking.
645-7p - event start/community announcements.
7-830p - all talks.
830p-9p - closeout, hallway track.

We will start as soon as we have the majority of the registrants checked in, so start times will be flexible.