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Nebojsa Radakovic
Nebojsa Radakovic

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Jamstack Resources: Where Do Jamstackers Hang Out?

Updated on Jan 25, 2022: Two years is a lot of time, especially in the tech world where things change fast. Originally I wrote this post back in 2020. Since then, I got COVID 2 times, got vaccinated 3 times, still managed to travel a couple of times, and changed my job. Back then, I was working for Bejamas (last year’s Jamstack Agency Of The YearπŸ†). While making the Jamstack ecosystem infographic, I wanted to map the resources/communities (loose terms here that involve a lot of different types of channels) where jamstackers like to hang out.

As I said, two years is a lot of time, so I rolled up my sleeves and dug deep where the jamstackers hang out these days.

The scene is a bit different (Gitter and Spectrum died as channels for pretty much everyone, Discord is becoming more important than Slack, etc.), but the problem is the same, i.e., how to prioritize who to include in the list?

For better or for worse, I came up with my system. I make a difference between general channels that cover Jamstack (and possibly more); channels that are specific for a static site generator people rely on (on top of being free to use, I think SSGs are crucial definer for many of us making their channels neck-to-neck with the general ones); and tool support channels (while all of these are hugely helpful and important, they are bound by the company that runs them).

Now, it goes without saying that you should follow the support channels of your preferred tools, right? Let’s say you host your project on Vercel, they provide support at their GitHub acc. If you use Netlify, there is a Netlify community where you can ask questions or just hang out with Netlifyers. DatoCMS, one of the headless CMSs in the space, has its Slack channel here. Website search option many of us use Algolia has a community forum. We at Crystallize have a thriving πŸ”₯Crystallize Slack channel that’s not only for support questions πŸ™ƒ

Helpful as they are, I won’t be including those here. The list that follows, while it may have tool support channels as well, is set communities/channels that helped me (and still do) the most on my Jamstack journey.

Slack Channels

πŸ”₯tND - theNewDynamics - without any doubt the best (and my favorite) hangout for everyone interested in Jamstack.
Jamstack community Slack - official jamstack.org Slack channel (will end soon for a Discord channel).
Coding Blocks - not Jamstack specific but still a lively place with a helpful community gathered around web dev topics.

Discords

πŸ”₯Jamstack Official Community Discord - Moving from a dedicated Slack channel.
Gatsby on Discord - Ask even more questions about Gatsby and join the discussions.
Next.js on Discord - Everything Next.js and Vercel related you can ask here.
Nuxt js on Discord - Everything Nuxt.
Svelte on Discord - Very active Svelte community Discord.
11th on Discord - Everything and anything 11ty is here.
πŸ”₯:party-cogi: chat - Awesomely fun and incredibly helpful Party Corgi Network Discord!
Cfe_dev Discord - Discord from the.dev.jam conference organizers.
Cloudflare Devs - Stuck with Cloudflare Pages setup? Ask for a solution here.
Web dev and web design Discord - General Discord channel well worth of your time.

Reddit

πŸ”₯Jamstack_dev - You know how Redditors can be vicious, so watch out when you post here (yours truly partake in making this one).
Jamstack - One more community around the idea of Jamstack.
GatsbyJS - Of course, Gatsby is on Reddit as well.
Next.js - Have a question about Next js for Redditors?
Netlify - Discussions around Netlify on Reddit.
Vue.js - The progressive Javascript framework
Headless Commerce - Anything headless, really.

Social and Whatnot

πŸ”₯Jamstack Linkedin Group - A group of like-minded professionals that help each other solve problems (yours truly partake in making this one).
Jamstack_devs on Facebook - A group for Jamstack developers (yours truly partake in making this one).
Jamstack FB - Another group worth joining.
Gatsby JS Community on Facebook.
Next JS Community on Facebook.
Nuxt JS Community on Facebook.
Vue Devs Community on Facebook.
Jamstack on IH - Talking about all things Jamstack here.
πŸ”₯Jamstackers - My open Twitter list with top Jamstack tools and people in one place (a work in progress).
there is a shit ton of groups and pages on Facebook, and most do not work or are full of spammy messages. I’ve found these working reasonably well.

Podcasts

πŸ”₯Jamstack Radio - Heavy Bit Industries podcast about the Jamstack, a new way to build fast & secure apps or websites. Hosted by Brian Douglas.
That's My Jamstack - Bryan Robinsons’ podcast looking at the people that make the Jamstack community a fantastic place to work and play.
Syntax. fm - A Tasty Treats Podcast for Web Developers by Wes Boss and Scott Tolinski.
πŸ”₯Remotely Interesting - Netlify devs chat about the web....most of the time.
Full Stack Radio - A podcast for developers. From product design and user experience to unit testing and system administration. Adam Wathan hosted it.

Conferences

πŸ”₯Jamstack_conf - A place to be if you want to network with the jamstackers.
πŸ”₯The_Jam_dev 2022 - A Jamstack community conference (next one Jan 26-Jan 27, 2022, YES, tomorrow!).
Local meetups - Join a local Jamstack community for talks and networking.
Gatsby JS Conference - March 2nd & 3rd, 2022
Next JS Conference
ReactNorway (coming Jun this year) and ReactNewYork (coming September this year) - While these seem odd to be added here, let me just say that I am a part of a company that organizes those, and we do plan on making things exciting and exclusive for a much wider audience.

Newsletters

πŸ”₯Jamstacked - An email update on the evolving JAMstack ecosystem from Brian Rinaldi and Cooperpress. A worthy successor to tND newsletter (which I miss).
Bejamas Newsletter - A shameless plug (because yours truly partake in making this one), but I think that the fact they are a web dev shop gives them a unique, unbiased perspective shared in their content.
JamstackπŸš€Shortcuts🎞 - Every week, I post a curated list of the hot jamstacky blog posts, articles, videos. I’m at #40 right now (40 weeks in a row). Of course, I am biased, but I heard it through the grapevine it is goodπŸ˜… How to join? Follow my profile on Linkedin or, why not, let’s be friends there.

Education

πŸ”₯Learn With Jason - Jason Lengstorf is a developer and community advocate that runs a live show streamed on Twitch, where he talks and codes with equality amazing people.
Jamstack training - A portal dedicated entirely to Jamstack educational video courses and short tutorials about the various aspects run by Tamas Piros.
Jamstack Tutorial – Beau Carnes free 4-hour course on building fast, secure Websites still rocks.
The State of Jamstack 2021 Report – Kontent.ai took a closer look at the current state of Jamstack’s adoption and use. Download the report.
πŸ”₯Jamstack Community Survey 2021 – In 2021, Netlify ran a survey of the Jamstack community. Take a look at the results.
Jamstack | 2021 - The Web Almanac by HTTP Archive report.

… and a massive amount of articles published all over the web, including here at Dev😬

The list is a work-in-progress. If I missed something and you know it’s worth adding, please hit me up and suggest additions/changes. Your feedback is more than valuable.

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Francois Lanthier Nadeau

Shoutout to @cookieduster_n for putting this together - cool resource(s)!

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Ben Read

Awesome list! A few I missed to. Thanks!

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Nebojsa Radakovic Author

I just realized most channels are around JS frontends...sorry Hugo, Jekyll etc people it's not that I've forgotten you it' more that my focus is on js. But I'd be happy to add your suggestions.

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