It’s fair to say that since the last newsletter, the Contentful team has done a bit of traveling! We attended Jamstack Conf in San Francisco and saw many familiar faces before heading to Berlin, New York, and London (then back to San Francisco) for Fast Forward Roadshows.
On the content side of things, we were also busy, publishing guides on topics ranging from Mastodon bots to Middleman. Plus, a special holiday gift from the DevRel team!
Continue reading for the nitty gritty on these updates.
Create a bot with RSS and webhooks for Mastodon, a Twitter alternative
Recently, Twitter alternatives like Mastodon have become very popular so we created a quick guide on how to automatically publish Contentful blog posts there. Read the post here.
Developer Showcase spotlight: Dynamic pages with Contentful and Middleman static site generator
In this month’s Developer Showcase project spotlight, Teemu Tammela walks you through how to set up a simple project using Middleman and Contentful.
Install the Merge app from Contentful Marketplace
Have you tried our shiny new app on the Contentful Marketplace? The Merge app allows you to compare content types, review conflicts and merge changes across environments – all without writing migration scripts.
12 Days of Contentful
Ready for some good cheer this holiday season? The Contentful DevRel team have been busy putting together a special project, a calendar featuring fun gifts every day for the next 12 days 🎁. Ho ho ho!
We had a blast in San Francisco at Jamstack Conf last month, which wraps up our developer conferences for the year. We loved meeting so many of you at the booth that we shared with Stackbit. Shout out to those who tried out Contentful by adding their favorite album to our demo project!
After Fast Forward Live, our virtual conference which took place Oct. 26, we hit the road to meet with partners and customers IRL in four different cities. Check out the recaps from Berlin, New York, London, and San Francisco!
Visit our developer events page to stay up to date on future events.
Links we like
My first 6 months as a Developer Advocate
Get your work recognized: Write a brag document
Advent calendars for web designers and developers
Looking for a fun project to ring in the holiday season? Smashing Magazine has compiled a list of various web-related Advent calendars for you to try your hand at building this month.
What music can teach us about code
Check out this episode of the Dev Morning Show where Cassidy Williams, Zach Plata, and Salma Alam-Naylor chat about music, code, Twitch streaming and more!
Join our team
If scaling products and working on busy GraphQL endpoints is your thing, let’s talk! Costa Coffee, Rapha, EA, and thousands of other companies use Contentful daily. As we scale to support the world's leading API-first content platform, we’re looking to fill this role:
Software Engineer – Infrastructure Reliability – Remote, Netherlands
Contentful manages the traffic of more than a billion requests per day. In this role, you’ll have a hand in inventing and learning about new ways to accommodate these requests and ensure customers are using the most sophisticated edge computing and fleet management.
Explore our careers page for other open roles. Apply yourself or make referrals, we’d love to have you on our team!
That’s it for December!
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