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Hi, we’re Strapi and we’re excited to be at CodeLand!

Hii there!! We're Strapi!!! We're really excited to be at CodeLand 🎉

Strapi is the leading open-source Headless CMS, it Strapi gives developers the freedom to use their favorite tools and frameworks while allowing editors to easily manage their content and distribute it anywhere. We're 100% JavaScript. Headless. Community first. And open-source.

We know.. Headless CMSs can be confusing! Here are some resources to help you get around the technology 🌠

Want to learn how to integrate your favorite frontend tool with a Headless CMS?? Head over to our integrations page and take your pick.

Front-end tools on integrations page

We've got our team on: Connect & Chat with us 👩🏽‍💻👨🏻‍💻

❓ Drop a message in the discussion section below and share with us your questions. Our team is here to answer all your questions.

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🤝 Join our Discord Channel to take this conversation beyond this awesome event.

We're also hiring!!

Strapi is offering full time remote developer positions! Check our open positions ➡️

Why Join Strapi:

  • The Fastest-growing open-source Headless CMS 🚀
  • 39K+ stars on GitHub, 3M+ downloads, 40+ amazing Strapiers 📈
  • Node.js + React + open-source ❤️
  • Full remote + Global Benefits

While you're here, why not join our raffle 🎁

Strapi Raffle
Here's your chance to get your hands on a Strapi swag bag:

  1. Follow us on Twitter

  2. Share your story by answering the following questions in the discussion below 👇

Why did you become a developer? 💡
What's your content experience, have you used a CMS? 💬
Have you ever heard of Headless CMS? Strapi? Jamstack tools? 🤔

Remember to mention your twitter username along with your answers.

We will give away 3 swag bags including a branded t-shirt, water bottle, mug, stickers and much more!

Winners will be chosen randomly and the announcement will be made on twitter at the end of the conference on the 24th of September. Stay Tuned!

Have fun & enjoy the conference 🥳

5- Sign up to receive Your Strapi Welcome Kit

Enter your email to receive your Strapi Welcome Kit!

You must first sign in to DEV.

... a learning path that allows you to:⚡️⚡️

✅ Create your first Strapi Project.
✅ Access hand-picked Tutorials for beginners & advanced developers.
✅ Belong to an active developer community from around the world
✅ Receive our weekly newsletter

Some other exciting news happening at Strapi: V4 Release

Are You Ready?? A brand new version of Strapi is coming soon. Learn More by Signing up here:

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vivekpapnai • Edited on

Why did you become a devloper?

I always passionated about how technologies work from my school time. So i decided to give it a try in college and guess what I never regret my decision perhaps the best decision I have ever made.

What's your content experience, have you used a CMS?

I'm still in college so didn't have that much experience to share about. I haven't used CMS before

Have you ever heard of Headless CMS? Strapi? Jamstack tools? 🤔

I'm always up for learning new things and that's when I found about codeland and from there to Strapi where I heared Headless CMS first time.

Twitter: @vivek_py

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Daniel Madalitso Phiri

That's so cool! Thanks for sharing Vivek.

What are you studying in college?

also more than happy to answer any questions you have about Jamstack or Headless CMSs

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vivekpapnai

Hey! I am studying Computer Science in college. I want to be a fullstack developer but I'm still exploring various fields where I can give my best to the community.
As soon as I heard the word Jamstack I jumped to the jamstack website to learn more about it. Thanks for your reply.

It's my second open source event and I do love the fact that how interactive the community is to help the beginners.

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Daniel Madalitso Phiri

Nice, all the best with the studies!!

So happy to have helped, the Jamstack is super cool.

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⚡️Ren⚡️

Twiter: @stories_of_ren
Why did you become a developer? 💡
I've always been a maker, I have degrees in Fine Arts, and as I explored more digital mediums I was introduced to web development. I wound up really enjoying it and slowly make the shift to working in Software development.

What's your content experience, have you used a CMS? 💬
I have worked with a couple CMSs, I used Strapi to build out a quick prototype, but I's probably need to go through the docs to set something up again.

Have you ever heard of Headless CMS? Strapi? Jamstack tools?
I have heard of Strapi and as I mentioned before I got to play with it, but I am no expert and enjoy exploring new concepts.

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Shada Wehbe

Interesting and hows the shift going from Fine arts to software development?

When did you last use Strapi? We have been adding a lot of features and we will be soon release the V4. If you plan on exploring more with Strapi, I'd suggest signing up for the Welcome kit to receive some tutorials and resources to help you get started again.

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⚡️Ren⚡️

When I was getting my MFA, I tough a project about collection and while it was rudimentary, the course required the students to present their collection in a web format using iweb, which is what initially got me interested in building web sits, but then I want the sites I was building to do more which led me to learning javascript bit by bit and taking classes to understand a bit more. Hanging out with local meetups, but in my mind there isn't much difference between software development and creating art, because in the end you are still making something that you enjoy.
We've been using NextJS in my current projects, but I'll have to take a look at Strapi again, soon.

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Daniel Madalitso Phiri

Love meetups, great way to learn!

Also Next.js is amazing! We have a tonne of resources on getting started with Next.js and Strapi | one of our popular ones

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⚡️Ren⚡️

OH neat! I'll need to take a look at that!

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Tiffany (she/ela)

Hi Strapi 👋

  • Why did you become a developer? 💡
    I have always loved to build things. Learned some HTML/CSS as a child but was never able to learn how to code. Life happened and, as I was about to turn 30 and unhappy with the career path I had been led to, decided to follow what I wanted to be as a child (: I'm a second semester undergrad student and have just began on my first Junior Developer job.

  • What's your content experience, have you used a CMS? 💬
    Only Wordpress and not as a dev, but as a desperate teen pushing buttons and trying to make it work without knowing how to code lol

  • Have you ever heard of Headless CMS? Strapi? Jamstack tools? 🤔
    Nope, this is the first time I hear about it, and I'm looking forward to learn more on how it works.

  • Twitter: @spooniepunk

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Daniel Madalitso Phiri

You can never go wrong with pleasing your inner child! Also, huge congratulations, first job is a big deal. How are you finding it?

Haha I can relate the the desperate teen thing! Also happy to help with your Headless CMSs journey, hope the resources help!

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Tiffany (she/ela)

Hi, Daniel! I'm loving it, thanks for asking - it's both challenging and rewarding, exactly what I was looking for when I decided to switch careers. I love seeing things that I built working, and the path to build those things is what makes me going.

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jamesDaniel

Why did you become a developer?

I've always been into technology and it was time for a career change!

What's your content experience, have you used a CMS? 💬

Actually, I have not used a CMS and did not know that things like Strapi existed until recently.

Have you ever heard of Headless CMS? Strapi? Jamstack tools?

Nope, but I have heard of Jamstack in passing.

  • @DannyNodes
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Daniel Madalitso Phiri

Hello there!! Congrats on the career change, what were you doing before?

Happy to point you in right direction should you need anything!

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jamesDaniel

Thanks Daniel.

I went into tons of debt, got my JD, passed the bar exam, and then realized I did not want to practice law!

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Daniel Madalitso Phiri

Better late than never! How are you liking programming?

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Shada Wehbe

Interesting, I encourage you to register in the welcome kit, it would be a great way to join the jamstack ecosystem, headless cms, and detailed tutorials.

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jamesDaniel

Thanks Shada. I tried to register, yet I'm not sure if it was accepted. My email is james.daniel.bain@gmail.com it you could help.

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Mishi

Why did you become a developer? 💡

Because it's the coolest job. 🤠 And you face new challenges all the time. 🧠

What's your content experience, have you used a CMS? 💬

Used a lot in my work. My favorite is Drupal. 👌

Have you ever heard of Headless CMS? Strapi? Jamstack tools? 🤔

Yes, and following @strapijs closely. 🕵️

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Melanie Almeida

We are happy to have you in our followers Mishi. A lot of new things are coming soon with the V4, stay tuned ;-)

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Daniel Madalitso Phiri

Yess, so so many challenges!! Drupal is cool, what type of applications do you build?

Haha what about Strapi caught your eye?

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Richard Dewey Hammers • Edited on

Why did you become a devloper?

I have a pretty active creative side and wanted to find something that I can strive in. Once I started to learn to 
code I fell in love with it and wanted to learn as much as I can. I'm now finishing up my studies at Flatiron 
Bootcamp learning JavaScript and Ruby and ready to keep on learning! 
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What's your content experience, have you used a CMS?

I have no experience with CMS yet but would be willing to look into it
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Have you ever heard of Headless CMS? Strapi? Jamstack tools?

Not yet but would be something I would like to learn
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Shada Wehbe

How's the bootcamp experience?

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Richard Dewey Hammers

I really enjoyed it! I went with a part time which was 10 month with 5 mods each one being 2 months long. I have learned more though the bootcamp then I would have ever self taught myself. I ended up with 5 full projects at the end and I'm working on finishing up my last one right now. Now I need to take on the hardest part and working on getting that first dev job. Flatiron will pare you with a career coach to help you get your first job. Right now where working on finishing up my resume so I can start handing it out everywhere

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Ujjwal Pratap Singh • Edited on

Why did you become a devloper?
Here's a question. Why do we study? Some will say "to make sure that we have some kind of survival tool" and some will say for the love of the subject they like the most. For me, the second view holds true. I was initially into competitive coding but my mind changed and I got into development when I realized that I was just coding and competing with others while creating no value from my skill for the community.

What's your content experience, have you used a CMS?
I have some experience using Wordpress as I am currently using it to build my website.

Have you ever heard of Headless CMS? Strapi? Jamstack tools?
This event is where I heard about headless CMS for the first time and I am sure that it is going to be amzing to learn and use it.

Twitter: @ujjwaltwitx

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Daniel Madalitso Phiri

Interesting perspective @ujjwaltwitx - what type of development are you doing??

All the best with learning, it's quite an interesting space tbh!

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Ujjwal Pratap Singh

Sorry for late reply. I am currently into android app dev with flutter. I am also a backend developer.

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Daniel Madalitso Phiri

Ohh that's cool! We have a nice write up on using Flutter and Strapi together.

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Daniel Madalitso Phiri

8 years is a lot of time!!

Wow, AEM that is quite the tool to have used! So happy to hear Strapi is serving you Luca, how did you stumble on it as a tool?

What do you use Strapi to power? Mobile Apps? Websites?

also not, we're working on getting a store up soon :p

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Rahul Ch.

Why did you become a developer? 💡
The Day I saw Floppy Disk Before Higher School, I decided to Explore more and then Journey Begins. Never Ending Story, I am the one First Developer/or CSE Engg. in my Family . I really Love to Design Code and Foremost My Fav UNIX love.

What's your content experience, have you used a CMS?
Yes I have used Couple of CMS tool including WordPress and few more.

Have you ever heard of Headless CMS? Strapi? Jamstack tools
I have heard but so far haven't get chance to work on that, Looking in Future to explore and work on the same.

@virusxxx59

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Melanie Almeida

Hello Rahul,

It's such an amazing achievement to be the first in our family to try a new path. Congratulations!

We are here to help you learn more about Headless CMS :-) Feel free to send us your questions.
In the meantime, enjoy the CodeLand event! :-)

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Daniel Madalitso Phiri

Ahh that's so cool Rahul! You don't see that many floppy disks these days. Also that's lovely to hear, sure your family is super proud!

You should totally give them a shot if necessary. What type of apps do you build?

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Jessie Rohrer • Edited on

Why did you become a developer? 💡

I have a creative streak, and enjoy making things that people will use. I've been making websites for fun since high school and geocities, and decided when it was time to go back to work after staying home with my kids that I'd rather go into tech than back to social work. So I jumped into a bootcamp, and now I'm starting my job hunt :)

What's your content experience, have you used a CMS? 💬

I have used things like WordPress for personal projects in the past. I have also built a full Rails app (front end as well as backend), and I have built a Rails API backend to manage content for a object-oriented JS frontend.

Have you ever heard of Headless CMS? Strapi? Jamstack tools? 🤔

I have heard of Jamstack previously (actually heard about it in a CodeNewbie podcast). I found Strapi this morning as I was scrolling through job listings. And I did not know before today what a headless CMS is, but turns out I did know; I just didn't know what it was called. 😅

Twitter: @jrrohrer

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Melanie Almeida

Hello Jessie :-)

It's never too late to learn about Headless CMS. It was a new concept for me as well 4 months ago.

How is your job hunt doing?
I bet your kids are excited for your career transition!

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Jessie Rohrer

I am just getting started with my job hunt while I finish up a coding bootcamp. Getting my resume together, seeing what's out there :) Looking forward to putting my experience as a social worker and my coding knowledge together towards creating accessible tools everyone can use!
The kids are great:) They like being QA testers for my projects -- if my 7 year old can break it, it's back to the drawing board, lol.

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Melanie Almeida

haha yes, kids musth be the best QA testers :-)

I hope you get a lot of value from the CodeLand talks for your resumé and kickstarting your new career!

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Jessie Rohrer

Thanks!

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Manav Modi

Why did you become a developer? 💡

enjoyed the CS classes in school, decided to apply for cse in uni. still a student,enjoying the journey tho!

What's your content experience, have you used a CMS? 💬

I'm still in college so don't have that much experience to share about. I have used CMS for my personal portfolio site tho

Have you ever heard of Headless CMS? Strapi? Jamstack tools? 🤔

I'm always up for learning new tech! Found strapi at a conf, and have since scaled up my knowledge about it.

Twitter: twitter.com/manavm_twt

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Shada Wehbe

Hey Manav,
Nice, where did you come across Strapi? If you have built anything with Strapi, feel free to share it with us. Would be happy to feature it.

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Manav Modi

It was on Strapi Conf AFAIK..

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Daniel Madalitso Phiri

Yess, we have another StrapiConf in the works. Look out for that 🎉

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Brittany Huntzberry

Why did you become a developer? 💡

I ended up exploring web development when I started going to a community college several years ago. Before college, I never would have envisioned myself as any type of developer since I thought the career only accepted folks that have extremely advanced mathematics, computer science degrees, etc. I was more interested in art, drawing, crafts, design, and I had already assumed I couldn't be someone that develops software professionally.

I realized that software development is extremely, extremely broad, and there are countless ways to craft software: developing, creating UIs, testing, writing, and so so so much more.

Plus, there are so many welcoming communities online that lift folks up, especially newer people that are interested in learning, and I realized that maybe this is something I can do. There are so many resources to benefit from and help you, so that you can be a valid contributor without having a full 4-year computer science degree. It's been a wonderful experience, but there are still tons of challenges. I am definitely sticking around, helping where I can within reason, and want to try to make things a little better for someone out there.

What's your content experience, have you used a CMS? 💬

I actually have become intimately familiar with a specific CMS called Drupal! That's the open source technology I worked with closely during my early career as a developer. I wasn't crafting the content, but I was helping out the folks that are in charge of that aspect of the websites. I also helped with the public-facing view of the sites. I'd like to play around with other CMS so I can have a better understanding of what solutions they've come up with to common problems for sites that are running as a CMS.

Have you ever heard of Headless CMS? Strapi? Jamstack tools?

Definitely have some familiarity with Headless CMS setups. I don't claim to be an expert with the front-end side, but I have some understanding of the underlying architecture and how data is fed from the CMS to the FE piece. I believe I've heard the name Strapi, but never explored further. I am interested in looking more into Strapi and what solutions exist that are powered with Strapi!

@britthuntzberry

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Daniel Madalitso Phiri

Thanks for sharing Britanny!!

So many people feel they need to have amazing math skills to be good at or even consider a career like this. I'm sure you sharing this gives them something to think about!!

Oooh looks like you've got quite some experience with CMSs. what problems are hoping CMSs have solved as you get into exploring others?

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Brittany Huntzberry

A big thing for me is the content editor experience, but also tempering that with accessibility. It's a complex area to populate with robust solutions, especially since accessibility is so dependent on context.

Content management systems that build with accessibility in mind from day 1 are very rare and I'd love to support those that do!

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Mudita Baid

Why did you become a developer? 💡
I used to love Maths, Science and Technology in my school time. And I chose Computer Science as my major in college as I used to love solving problems specially mathematical problems and was curious about how different websites are created, how softwares are developed. I started with web development in my 2nd year and from then onwards I started building webpages and maintaining websites. I like how programming allows us to develop new softwares and create whatever we want. And that's how I became a Software Developer.

What's your content experience, have you used a CMS? 💬
It's been only two months that I have started working as a Software Developer but I am new to CMS.

Have you ever heard of Headless CMS? Strapi? Jamstack tools? 🤔
No, I haven't heard of it until recently. I just got to know about it during this conference and it seems so cool. Excited to know more about it.

Twitter handle: @muditabaid

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Felix Jerome Dela Fuente

Twitter: fj_delafuente
Why did you become a developer? 💡
I've always been passionate about technology and design, and that's what got me into web development. I really love doing mockups and UI designs first and do the whole process properly and then code it to create projects. Integration of design and web development is the reason I'm an aspiring web developer right now.

What's your content experience, have you used a CMS? 💬
Yes, back on my internship, our company mainly uses WordPress to create websites and for CMS as the company has a event blogs.

Have you ever heard of Headless CMS? Strapi? Jamstack tools? 🤔
I've heard about the terms but I'm not knowledgeable on implementing these technologies yet.

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Melanie Almeida

Hello Felix,

Nice to meet you.

Knowing how to do mockups and UI design is a great skill for your dev project!

If you want to get more familiar about Headless CMS, have a look at the blog articles Daniel shared in the booth description.

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Carike Blignaut-Staden

Hi @strapijs !

I’m @carike , follow me on Twitter: @carikebstaden

  • Why did you become a developer? 💡 Was looking for a career with many possibilities.
  • What's your content experience, have you used a CMS? 💬 Used Joomla and Wordpress for some projects
  • Have you ever heard of Headless CMS? Strapi? Jamstack tools? 🤔 No I have not, but will definitely have a look
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Daniel Madalitso Phiri

Hey Carike!!

Nice, there are definitely lots of possibilities here! What did you do before?

What type of websites do you usually build with CMSs?