Contentful Community Meetup New York #7

Building custom react based UI extensions and using the brand new Richtext Editor in Contentful.

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Contentful Meetup

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April 23, 2019
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM EST

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Rockets of Awesome

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6:30 PM: Doors open. Get some food and drinks before the talks.

7:00 PM: Talk 1 - Conquering Custom UI with React - Dungeons & Dragons in Contentful - Shawn Mealey (Rockets of Awesome)

Contentful allows for so much flexibility, including its custom UI elements. In this talk, we'll leverage React and the ui-extension-sdk to create a custom D&D character sheet interface with Contentful's JSON data type. We'll see how custom UI elements can help to reduce the amount of content types needed and provide an easy-to-use interface for building out a complex data structures.

7:30 PM: Talk 2 - Markdown my friend, we have to talk - Shy Ruparel (Contentful)

Most people have discovered that WYSIWYG editors are not the best idea when you're dealing with content at scale. Their end format is neither reusable nor portable to other platforms. That said – should we "markdown all the things", or not?

Let's have a look at all the things Markdown is great at, evaluate rough edges and have a look at alternatives like Contentful's Rich Text Editor.

8:00 PM: Have some more drinks and food

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Loud & clear: Our speakers

Shy Ruparel

Developer Evangelist

Shy Ruparel

Shy Ruparel is a Python developer by heart with a passion for JRPGs, good jokes and the staying power to wish you a great day on Twitter every single day.

Shawn Mealey

Software Engineer

Shawn Mealey

I am an Engineer at Rockets of Awesome in New York City. Proud cat/dog dad, nature lover, wood worker, and overall nerd.

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