Javascript is Coming to Eat You

Tim Broeker
Drupal: broeker

How to Survive and Thrive in the World of the React, Gatsby, and the JAMstack
Drupal is a shining star in the world of content management systems, with a remarkable 20 year history and a proven ability to power some of the world’s largest brands and websites. Wordpress has enjoyed even greater success, and now powers more than 30 percent of the entire web (and also some of the world’s largest brands and websites.)

We have become, collectively, extremely great at what we do.

But in just the last 5 years, the landscape has changed dramatically in ways that are fundamentally changing how we build and deploy websites. Traditional and monolithic platforms like Drupal and Wordpress are no longer the obvious or default solutions. It is now just a matter of time before MOST websites are built on something other than traditional, server-based content management systems.

Much of the world has already assimilated, and this session will explore why and how quickly this change is happening, what you can do about it, and why Drupal still matters even though you will need to expand your toolbox to survive.

We will cover:

The problems with our traditional methods of building websites
The reasons everybody is so excited about Javascript and the JAMstack
How it all works, and what all of these buzzwords really mean
Why Drupal still matters in this ecosystem (perhaps more than ever)
Steps you can take, today, to get yourself started
Learning Objectives & Outcomes:
You should come away with a solid understanding of the new Javascript paradigm, why it matters, how to get started, and why Drupal may be more important than ever.