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Smashing Conf New York

You know, we use ad-blockers as well. We gotta keep those servers running though. Did you know that we publish useful books and run friendly conferences — crafted for pros like yourself? E.g. our upcoming SmashingConf New York, dedicated to smart front-end techniques and design patterns.

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Stefan started programming 6 years ago and quickly fell in love with web performance, new technologies and automation.

He worked for several startups in Berlin and recently joined Contentful to tell the world how an API-first CMS can make you a bit happier.

He is also a curator of the web performance online resource Perf Tooling (perf-tooling.today), organizer of the Web Performance Meetup Berlin, contributes constantly to a variety of open source projects and enjoys sharing nerdy discoveries.

How My API-Driven Website Helps Me Travel The World

Recently, I decided to rebuild my personal website, because it was six years old and looked — politely speaking — a little bit "outdated." The goal was to include some information about myself, a blog area, a list of my recent side projects, and upcoming events.

How My API-Driven Website Helps Me Travel The World

As I do client work from time to time, there was one thing I didn't want to deal with — databases! Previously, I built WordPress sites for everyone who wanted me to. The programming part was usually fun for me, but the releases, moving of databases to different environments, and actual publishing, were always annoying.

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