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Phil Hawksworth

Phil Hawksworth

Phil is Head of 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, Beats By Dre and Samsung to bring engaging and effective experiences to the widest audience possible.

JAMstack: Silly Name. Serious Stuff.

Do we really need this JAMstack thing? And what even is it?

In this session, we’ll demystify this buzzwordy term, and explore how this approach to simplifying the technology stack can lead to shorter development times, with better performance and greater security.

We’ll see how the JAMstack is placing more power, more confidence, and more capabilities in the hands of designers, authors and front-end developers.

And we’ll show how serverless functions can augment this stack to let us rapidly build interfaces and APIs to power sites that we’d be brave enough to share with the world.