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Thursday, September 12
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Workshop: Building Modern React Websites with Gatsby.js

Learn to build modern websites with Gatsby.

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This workshop is a part of Web Unleashed. See website for details.

Overview

Note: This full-day hands-on workshop will be on Thursday Sept 12 from 10am to 5pm and requires a WORKS or a WORKSHOP only ticket to attend.

Gatsby is a JavaScript framework for creating wicked fast, modern websites with React and GraphQL.
Gatsby makes it easy to build a website with all of today’s best practices at the forefront – not an after thought. This includes code splitting, pre-loaded routes, image loading and compression, offline ready and so much more. Along with amazing user experiences, the Gatsby developer experience is fast, hot-reloaded and easily deployable.

Together we will build a Gatsby.js based website from scratch, learning the core concepts and understanding how to tackle a website.

This workshop is a must for anyone looking to build modern websites all while sharpening their React skills. This includes you, WordPress devs!

Objective

Learn to build modern websites with Gatsby

Target Audience

This workshop is a must for anyone looking to build modern websites all while sharpening their React skills. This includes you, WordPress devs!

Assumed Audience Knowledge

  • A good grasp on JavaScript fundamentals – you are comfortable with modules, functions, variables, destructuring, arrays and Objects
  • Beginner to intermediate knowledge of React.js — State, components, context, props. You should have built at least 3 things with React.js before
  • Familiarity with package managers npm or yarn

Five Things Audience Members Will Learn

  • How to source data from Headless APIs or static markdown files
  • Writing GraphQL Queries
  • Image Compression Plugins
  • Templating and Theming
  • Layouts with React Components
  • CSS with Styled Components
  • Building & Deployment

To Bring

  • A laptop with the latest version of https://nodejs.org installed.
  • A text editor like VS Code
  • A terminal

Instructor

Wes Bos

Wes is an independent web developer, UI designer and all around hacker from Toronto, Canada. He is super passionate about design, development, and business spending most of his time working with JavaScript, CSS3, HTML5 and PHP. Wes is one to push the limits of new technology and has been known to publish HTMl5 and Node.js experiments and tutorials to his blog. Wes loves open source software and community learning, he spends a lot of time on github, twitter, and IRC (freenode) connecting with other developers. If you’re a woman looking to break into the developer industry, Wes teaches for the non-profit Ladies Learning Code and HackerYou.

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Learn to build modern websites with Gatsby.


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