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Assignment: Format Date and Add Frontmatter

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Here's a short assignment to give you more practice with queries in markdown.

Before we move on to creating an index of events, I've got a three-part assignment to get you more comfortable with GraphQL and how Gatsby sources data:

  1. Add a new type of frontmatter to your example event Markdown file (the blog item in /content/events, not the page). You'll need to add it to the query as well. You could add categories, tags — the sky's the limit!
  2. Change the date format in the page query to something more casual than 2019-11-12.
  3. Create 5 more events as Markdown files (for a total of 6 files in /content/events). Use the format YYYY-MM-DD-event-title.md for each file and add frontmatter and a bit of basic content for each one. Get creative!

We'll look at the solution in the next video.