JAMstack MiniConf Amsterdam April 16, 2020

  • 150 Attendees
  • 6 Speakers
  • 4 Hours of Fun
  • 1 Evening


Alexandra Spalato

Сo-founder and developer at gatsbywpthemes.com

Alexandra Spalato is on a mission to evangelize the power of Gatsby to the WordPress community as she is convinced that it is the future. She is a freelance developer and entrepreneur with several years of experience working as a WordPress expert at Codeable and has helped many clients around the world by building their online presence through high-quality custom theme development. Alexandra has decided to completely focus on Gatsby and is involved in the development of Gatsby WordPress themes at https://gatsbywpthemes.com/.

Jason Lengstorf

Dev Experience at @Netlify

Jason Lengstorf is a principal developer experience engineer at Netlify and the host of Learn With Jason, a live-streamed video show where he pairs with people in the community to learn something new. He’s passionate about building healthy, efficient teams and systems, and he’s done his best to positively influence the community, leadership, and technical health of open source and companies including Gatsby and IBM. He lives in Portland, Oregon and writes at lengstorf.com.

Sid Chatterjee

Senior Software Engineer at GatsbyJS

Core team at Gatsby. When he isn't writing code, Sid enjoys scuba diving, reading and lazing with his dogs. He lives in Mumbai, India and writes at sidhartha.dev.

Charlie Gerard

Senior front-end dev @Netlify

Charlie is a front-end developer at Netlify, a Mozilla Tech Speaker and Google Developer Expert in Web Technologies. She is passionate about creative coding and building interactive prototypes mixing science, art and technology. She also spends time giving back to the community by mentoring new developers, contributing to open-source projects, and speaking at conferences.

Alex Lobera

Head Coach & Founder at React GraphQL Academy

Experienced Full-stack Developer passionate about JavaScript, React and GraphQL. 15 years of experience in the software industry. Interested in digital products that make a social impact.

JJ Kasper

Software Engineer on Next.js core team

JJ is a Software Engineer at ZEIT on the Next.js core team. He is passionate about building great development and user experiences by leveraging open-source technology. He really enjoys getting to learn about the latest developments in tech and finding ways to apply these developments throughout his work.



What is a MiniConf?

MiniConf is just a shorter version of a Regular conferences you got used to.

There will be 6 Speakers, 150 attendees, and lots of networking and fun!

We’ve brought experts from all around the world so you could learn about JAMstack best practices and become a part of the JAMstack community!



5:30 pm - Doors Open

Drinks and networking

Lightning Talks

6:10 pm - First Lightning Talk


6:20 pm - Improving web performance using machine learning by Charlie Gerard

When thinking about machine learning & JavaScript, performance is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. However, using machine learning with analytics data can allow us to understand user behaviour on a website, and let us leverage this information to implement what is called predictive prefetching. In this talk, we’ll introduce a tool called Guess.js that enables web applications to prefetch resources only when they’re likely to be needed, and see how this technique can help improve web performance.


6:30 pm - Dynamic JAMstack Sites with Serverless Functions by Jason Lengstorf

The JAMstack is steadily rising in popularity, but did you know that your JAMstack sites can be completely dynamic? In this session, Jason will walk through several examples of using serverless functions to add everything from image processing to user authentication to databases to websites, all without leaving the JAMstack!

7 pm - Frontity: a new React server side and frontend framework for headless WordPress by Alexandra Spalato


7:30 pm - Food and drinks

Lightning Talk

8 pm - Innovation at speed with Gatsby and Friends by Alex Lobera

The JAMstack helps developers build websites and apps that are fast, secure, and scalable using different technologies. This modern web stack not only helps us build blazing fast products, but it can also help us build new products very fast thanks to the effortless integration of specific techs and third-party services. In this talk, I'll show some examples of how cross-functional teams can build products faster with Gatsby and Friends.


8:10 pm - Scaling the JAMstack with Gatsby by Sid Chatterjee

We’ve been working hard on performance and scaling improvements in Gatsby to push the boundaries of what’s practically possible with the JAMstack today. Can Wikipedia be built with Gatsby with over a million pages? Watch this talk to find out!

8:40 pm - JAMstack and Next.js What's New and a Notion Blog by JJ Kasper

A talk about the latest improvements we have been working on in Next.js to make creating JAMstack applications a breeze and explaining why you should be using these new features. Will also be demonstrating these new features on a Notion based blog.

Networking & Party

9:10 pm - 10 pm

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