Gatsby Days features guest speakers as well as presentations from the Gatsby team. Learn what’s new with the Gatsby community, products, and how people are building Gatsby sites and applications in the real world. Register on the Eventbrite page to secure your ticket!
Gatsby Days London is scheduled for Monday - September 30th, 2019 and will take place at the Congress Centre located at 28 Great Russell Street London WC1B 3LS.
9.00AM - Breakfast and Check-In
10.00AM - Opening Keynote The co-founder and CEO of Gatsby will kick off Gatsby Days. He will discuss the past, present, and future of the project, and why so many developers are choosing this new way of building websites and apps. Speaker: Kyle Mathews
10.25AM - “Live Preview w/ Gatsby and Decoupled Drupal” Learn how Third & Grove developers have been collaborating with the core Gatsby team and contributors to improve the content editing experience by introducing live preview capabilities to Gatsby sites consuming Drupal. This presentation will also cover how to improve the content editing process and how to implement live preview on your Gatsby/Drupal architectures.” Speaker: Preston So
10.50AM - “Using WordPress as a Source for Gatsby” A look into the advantages and possibilities that WordPress offers as source for Gatsby. Learn how to use WPGraphQL and Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) in a WordPress installation that produces content for a Gatsby front-end. There will be a demo of how to use ACF’s “flexible content” fields to make a custom content builder. Speaker: Alexandra Spalato
11.15am - “Garbage Pail Components” We’ll turn the “bad accessibility” dial up to 11 in order to feel the pain that users with disabilities experience on a regular basis. Some of the patterns in this talk will be directly inspired from real life instances – because we can’t even make this stuff up. By facing our miserable fears and burning everything to the ground, we’ll be reborn and better equipped to create truly successful user interfaces. Speaker: Marcy Sutton
11.45AM - Unconference Kickoff Gatsby’s Director of Marketing kicks off the section of Gatsby Days where you, the audience are empowered to choose topics for discussion and share your insights and experiences. Speaker: Linda Watkins
12.00PM - Lunch!
1.00PM - Unconference Session
2.50PM “Beyond Static: Building Dynamic Webapps with Gatsby” For most of us, “static sites” only work for simple sites, like personal blogs. But static sites can do so much more! In this talk, learn how Gatsby uses React and GraphQL to help you build apps that combine the performance and workflow benefits of static sites with the flexibility and power of server-driven sites, all in a modern dev stack! Speaker: Dustin Schau
3.15PM - “Building (and Selling) Gatsby + Wordpress Sites” WordPress is an incredible tool for managing content and allowing non-developers to have full control over their websites. Gatsby makes building high-performance website with an amazing developer experience fast and fun. By combining the two, we get the best of both worlds for our clients and ourselves! In this talk I will cover the process I’m using to sell projects to my clients, with some tricks to start opening doors for new ones. Speaker: Horacio Herrera
3.40PM - “Zopa and the JAMStack” Last year, Zopa switched to Gatsby for their primary customer-facing website. In this talk you will see some real-world examples of what challenges they encountered, along with the many benefits they found when switching to the JAMStack. Speaker: Ben Read
3.55PM - “Gatsby as a Create-React-App Replacement” Gatsby and create-react-app are similar in that can help you set up an application and removes much of the configuration headache. However, Gatsby offers more. In this talk we’ll consider some reasons why Gatsby could be a CRA replacement. Speaker: Khaled Garbaya
4.20PM - Closing Remarks
5.00PM - Happy Hour! Come hang out with the Gatsby team and your fellow attendees as we close the day out with a drinks reception.
Congress Centre - London, UK
September 30th, 2019
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM BST
The Gatsby team and guest speakers from Harry’s and Delicious Simplicity talk about Gatsby Themes, new products, case studies, the future of the web, and how Gatsby can be a gamechanger for agencies.
Kyle Mathews, and Gatsby team members, spoke about the modern website stack, use cases, and deep dive topics such as how to build web apps with Gatsby, and how to get started building with modern website development tools.