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Early Access Program: Gatsby Refresh 2022

Written by Angelo Ashmore in People icon with two silhouettes. Prismic People on August 04, 2022

We’re excited to announce the first Prismic Early Access Program cohort: Gatsby Refresh 2022.

The Prismic Early Access Program gives you the opportunity to test and provide feedback on new Prismic features, tools, and product updates before the general public. You’ll get a direct line of communication to those building these features at Prismic so you can make sure the features work as you expect.

Our first cohort, Gatsby Refresh 2022, focuses on upgrading Prismic’s Gatsby integration.

Learn more about the program

Learn more about the Prismic Early Access Program and how to be the first to know about future cohorts in its announcement blog post.

Gatsby Refresh 2022

We are currently wrapping up a large refresh of our Gatsby plugins and are looking for Gatsby + Prismic developers to try them out.

The refresh focuses on improving the plugins’ performance and simplifying their codebases. The refreshed plugins should be a near drop-in replacement for the current plugins.

We need your help to verify the plugins continue to work as expected while improving their overall performance.

Your involvement should take a just a few hours throughout the cohort’s six weeks.

Throughout the process, you’ll have access to a private Slack channel with other participants and Prismic team members, including Angelo Ashmore, the maintainer of Prismic’s Gatsby plugins. There, you can ask questions, provide thoughts on the plugins, and connect with other Gatsby developers.

Who we’re looking for: Developers who use Prismic in Gatsby websites

When it takes place: August 15 – September 23, 2022

Requirements to join:

Sign up: Jump down to the sign-up form

Schedule

The Gatsby Refresh 2022 cohort will take place August 15 – September 23, 2022.

During that period, we will have three phases that are each two weeks long. Each phase will have a specific focus following this agenda:

  • At the start of the phase, you’ll receive a step-by-step guide explaining exactly what needs to be tested.
  • Within the first week, go through the guide. If you come across a bug or have feedback to share, submit it as an issue to the cohort’s private GitHub repository.
  • At the end of the phase, you can join a group call to ask questions, discuss what was tested, and meet the other cohort developers.

We aim to make each phase as low-effort as possible while gathering as much feedback as we can. We know you’re busy and don’t want to waste your time. 🙂

Once you share your bug reports and feedback, we’ll be hard at work fixing those issues and addressing your comments. We may ask you to re-test some parts of your app to confirm the fixes worked.

Phases

  • Phase 1 (8/15-8/26): Upgrade an existing project to the new gatsby-source-prismic and gatsby-plugin-prismic-previews (if used). Identify missing steps in the migration guide or any plugin incompatibilities.
  • Phase 2 (8/29-9/9): Validate gatsby-source-prismic optimizations.
  • Phase 3 (9/12-9/23): Validate gatsby-plugin-prismic-previews optimizations. This session can be skipped if you don’t use gatsby-plugin-prismic-previews.

Sign up now

If you meet the requirements listed above, submit your name and details using the Typeform below.

Click here to sign up for the Gatsby Refresh 2022 cohort.

You’ll receive an email letting you know if you have been selected for the cohort along with details on how to proceed. Keep an eye out for that email! 👀

Let’s build Prismic together

The Prismic Early Access Program is a new initiative that will lead to better integrations, fewer bugs, and a nicer overall developer experience for you and others.

We plan to have more cohorts in the future as we work on new projects. If the Gatsby cohort isn’t for you, I’m sure we’ll have something in the future that you can take part in.

Keep an eye out for more Prismic Early Access Program announcements here on the Prismic Blog and in our Community Newsletter. Thanks!

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Angelo Ashmore

Senior Developer Experience Engineer at Prismic focusing on Gatsby, React, and TypeScript, in no particular order.

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