Static site generators and the JAMstack: Liberating tools for fast and secure websites

Websites have long been run by database-driven content management systems such as Drupal and WordPress. Unfortunately, the digital vulnerabilities of such systems are significant and require frequent maintenance to maintain security. Static-site generators, such as Jekyll and Gatsby, take a different approach by entirely removing slow and risky databases from the live site. The results are sites that are fast and secure. Indeed, governments around the world are quickly adopting this model for critical sites such as

This session will cover:

  • How the SSG development model differs from the current CMS model.
  • The pros and cons of this new development model.
  • Review the players in the fast growing JAMstack sector.
  • How this model can work for you and your community.
  • Tools to enable dynamic and collaborative content in static sites.


Ken Irwin — Miami University-Oxford

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