Recognizing a need that having a website would be one part in our advertising and marketing campaign for us, I stepped up to develop the site. Our requirements were quite simple, much like the site I developed, it had to be cost-effective, tell the World who we are, provide them information about our conference, and advertise our speaker list. I quickly settled on Gatsby, as it would allow me to quickly stand-up a site, and host in using a combination of S3, CloudFront and Route 53 in my AWS account.
Not one to rest on my laurels, I am continually looking to how I can keep improving the site. Over the coming year I will be looking to add native Mailchimp functionality, so our users can sign up for updates directly through Mailchimp, and avoid a middle man as well as PayPal functionality so attendees can purchase tickets from the site directly, and not through Eventbrite as we are currently set up to do. Further out I'd like to add some simple tests to the site as well. Who knows where things will go from there.