McrFRED 60 Phil Hawksworth

For the next McrFRED, at our brand new home (and date!) we have Phil Hawksworth joining us teaching us about the power of the JAMstack and Netlify.

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Phil Hawksworth

Phil Hawksworth - @philhawksworth

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, Hyundai and Samsung to bring engaging and effective experiences to the widest audience possible.

JAMstack and Netlify - Do we really need another buzzword?

The term JAMstack just means static website, doesn't it? Well… not quite. Although it sounds like yet another buzzword, it can be helpful as a way to talk about sites which can harness the power of a CDN, benefit from modern web development workflows, and leverage a world of microservices.

In this talk, we'll look a little closer at what this means and what possibilities it can unlock. We'll explore some of the features and ways of using Netlify to deliver things like infinite instant production environments, continuous deployments. And we'll work through an example of building dynamic features on static hosting infrastructure with Functions as a Service and content APIs.

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