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Phil Hawksworth

Phil Hawksworth

Phil is Principal Developer Experience Engineer at Netlify.

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.

After more than 20 years of building web applications for companies such as Google, Apple, Nike, R/GA, and The London Stock Exchange, Phil has worked to challenge traditional technical architectures in favour of simplicity and effectiveness.

Phil is co-author of “Modern Web Development on the JAMstack” (O’Reilly, 2019)

JAMstack: Silly Name. Serious Stuff.

Tue, 25th – 12:00 PM

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.

For SmashingTV Vitaly Friedman interviewed Phil about JAMstack. Get a little preview about what he will be speaking about in Toronto.