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Gatsby Templates + TinaCMS - JAMStack joint event

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Gatsby Templates + TinaCMS - JAMStack joint event


The first presenter, Jeff Gnatek, will give an overview of what GatsbyJS themes are, how they compare to starters and plugins, what they offer and some use cases in how they are useful in your work.

Jeff (@jeffgnatek) is a Lead Frontend Engineer at ButcherBox.

Our second presenter, Nick DeJesus, will give an overview of using Gatsby themes as a data layer, component shadowing, composing themes, and pragmas.

Nick (@dayhaysoos) is an expert in Residence at Resilient Coders.

Our third presenter, Nolan Phillips, will be giving an overview of an open source React CMS for JAMstack websites called TinaCMS. Devs love the JAMstack but content editors hate headless CMSs. In this talk we take a look at how TinaCMS takes a new approach to content management that provides an amazing experience for developers and content editors alike. Tina is a solution that allows nontechnical content editors to make changes on Gatsby and NextJS sites. It works seamlessly with your existing Git workflow and helps content and development folks work within the same system without stepping on each other's toes.

Nolan (@ncphi) is a developer from Atlantic Canada. He was an early member of where he lead the frontend development
of the Forestry CMS. He is now one of the core maintainers of Forestry's newest projects–TinaCMS–which is a ground up
rethink on how to edit content in the JAMstack.


6:00 - 6:30 Food & Drink

6:30 - 6:45 Opening Remarks

6:45 - 7:05 "An introduction to Gatsby Themes" with Jeff Gnatek

7:05 - 7:25 "The Power of Gatsby Themes" with Nick DeJesus

7:25 - 7:55 "Intro to Tina: A React CMS for JAMstack" with Nolan Phillips

7:55 - 8:00 Closing Remarks


Public transportation is recommended: Orange line to Back Bay or Green line to Copley. There are also limited parking options ( The Wayfair office is located at 4 Copley Place, above the Copley Place Mall ( (across the bridge from the Prudential Mall).

You will see escalators and a sign for "ELEVATORS" in the center of the Copley Place mall (elevators and escalators are both across from the Barneys New York). After 7pm you may only be able to use the elevators.

Proceed up to the Sky Lobby and check in with security. Please bring a photo ID. Look for friendly Wayfairians near the elevators and escalators to guide you to the meeting space. Once in the sky lobby, take the elevator to the seventh floor where the meetup will be.

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