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The Great Gatsby: Building Fast Static Sites in React with Kevin Marsh

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Barracuda Networks

317 Maynard Street · Ann Arbor, MI

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There are a lot of choices when building static sites. A new rising star is Gatsby: a static site generator built in React. You'll learn about the benefits of static sites in general and what makes Gatsby a compelling choice. Once we get over some hurdles with React we'll dive into topics such as data fetching from static files and CMSes like WordPress and Contentful, styling with styled-components, and continuous deployment with GitHub to Netlify and Amazon S3. You'll walk away with all the knowledge you need to build a site that feels almost instantaneous to your users and costs practically nothing to host.

About the Speaker:
Kevin Marsh is a developer with a focus on simplicity and usability, with an eye for design and an insatiable curiosity. He is a partner in Kinship, a new digital agency in Toledo, OH that promotes collaboration and craftsmanship while building amazing experiences for companies of all sizes in technologies like React, Ruby on Rails, Elixir, and many more.