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GatsbyJS: A Powerful Front End Tool for Decoupled Devs

by Tara Arnold
July 23, 2018

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Want to learn about GatsbyJS? What is it? How can it help you and your team? Is it a framework? Is it a static site generator? GatsbyJS is an exciting way of thinking about building sites for the modern web.

This presentation covers some of the main benefits that you or your team could experience with Gatsby:

  • Fast - It really, really is
  • Flexible- Bring your data from wherever
  •  Full Drupal, headless, REST APIs, local filesystem, Gatsby handles it all with GraphQL.
  • Fun - The most fun I've had building a site since I first learned React

Look at the best (and a few not so best) use cases for having Gatsby:

  • Most public facing sites (vs. logged-in portion)
  • Brochure sites
  • Blogs


  • What Gatsby's GraphQL data layer is and how and why to embrace it
  • Gatsby's internal API for building a Gatsby starter to fit your team
  • Looking at Gatsby's plugin/source/transformer system for taking Gatsby from a blog-generator to a site-generator

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    Meet team member, Tara Arnold

    In her role as Senior Marketing Content Strategist, Tara drives the creation of resources to promote Mediacurrent as a thought leader in the technology space. She thrives on the small business imperative to work smart through strategic marketing automation, digital marketing, and creative brand building.

    Prior to joining Mediacurrent, Tara spent five years sharpening her inbound marketing skills in the higher education technology and publishing industries. Her specialties include inbound marketing, event marketing, webinars, blogging, and marketing automation. She holds a BA in Communications (Public Relations focus) and minored in creative writing.

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