Tom Preston-Werner
Tom Preston-Werner
Tom Preston-Werner is an inventor, entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist. He is currently building RedwoodJS, Preston-Werner Ventures (investing in open source, dev tools, climate tech, AI), and 128 Collective (a climate think tank working on the just transition to 1.5 degrees). Tom also cofounded and was CEO of GitHub, and created Jekyll, SemVer, and TOML. He currently sits on the boards of Gitpod, Netlify, Mote Hydrogen, and Hack Club. Tom enjoys running, mountain biking, snowboarding, flying helicopters, baking sourdough, and eating tater tots.
GraphQL Galaxy 2021GraphQL Galaxy 2021
32 min
From GraphQL Zero to GraphQL Hero with RedwoodJS
We all love GraphQL, but it can be daunting to get a server up and running and keep your code organized, maintainable, and testable over the long term. No more! Come watch as I go from an empty directory to a fully fledged GraphQL API in minutes flat. Plus, see how easy it is to use and create directives to clean up your code even more. You're gonna love GraphQL even more once you make things Redwood Easy!

React Summit Remote Edition 2021React Summit Remote Edition 2021
43 min
RedwoodJS: The Full-Stack React App Framework of Your Dreams
Tired of rebuilding your React-based web framework from scratch for every new project? You're in luck! RedwoodJS is a full-stack web application framework (think Rails but for JS/TS devs) based on React, Apollo GraphQL, and Prisma 2. We do the heavy integration work so you don't have to. We also beautifully integrate Jest and Storybook, and offer built-in solutions for declarative data fetching, authentication, pre-rendering, logging, a11y, and tons more. Deploy to Netlify, Vercel, or go oldschool on AWS or bare metal. In this talk you'll learn about the RedwoodJS architecture, see core features in action, and walk away with a sense of wonder and awe in your heart.