Tom Hughes

Tom Hughes

Co-founder, Attach Digital

@tomhughes_wd

Tom Hughes and Jon Thornton are the co-founders of Attach Digital, a UK-based headless commerce agency which specializes in all things Jamstack with Gatsby. You may recognize them from their GatsbyCamp Summer 2021 talk, "Using Gatsby Cloud for E-Commerce".


Tom has a background of working in agencies and leading teams. He's an experienced frontend developer who's worked with UK & US clients, both big and small, in a variety of industries. He's been fortunate to work on a number of projects for household names through his career such as DoubleTree by Hilton, UK Sport, Travel Leaders, Nestle and Liverpool FC.


Now a Co-Founder and Developer at Attach, Tom's enjoying both the opportunities and challenges that come with the Jamstack.

Details

March 2, 2022(Day 1)08:20 PM UTC - 08:40 PM UTC

talk

Building a Modern Frontend with a Legacy Backend

When leading spa booking agency, SpaSeekers, reached out to Attach Digital looking to build a new site, they knew they wanted to keep their CMS. While this saved a lot of backend development work and data migration work, it did introduce new challenges into the build.


In their talk, Tom and Jon will describe their experience building SpaSeekers’s new site including how they leveraged the GraphQL API to connect a legacy CMS and Gatsby V4’s Deferred Static Generation (DSG) to reduce build times while ensuring frontend performance where it matters most.

Tom Hughes
Tom Hughes

Co-founder, Attach Digital

Jon Thornton
Jon Thornton

Co-founder, Attach Digital

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