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SkillsCast

Pushing Jekyll to breaking point

10th July 2017 in London at CodeNode

There are 2 other SkillsCasts available from LRUG July Meetup

Jekyll is a static web development tool, used by GitHub Pages. Most uses are pretty simple, but you can do a lot more complex things with it too. This talk will explain how I’ve used git submodules, deeply nested JSON, CSV data, and other techniques to produce complex data-driven sites with rich output, all on GitHub Pages in vanilla Jekyll. It will also explain why some of this is a *really* bad idea, and reveal the true horror of some of the code required :)

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Pushing Jekyll to breaking point

James Smith

James is Head of Engineering at Apolitical, an organisation connecting public servants from around the world to share their best ideas. He was previously Head of Labs at the Open Data Institute, and is passionate about using open source and web technology to build a better future for all.

SkillsCast

Jekyll is a static web development tool, used by GitHub Pages. Most uses are pretty simple, but you can do a lot more complex things with it too. This talk will explain how I’ve used git submodules, deeply nested JSON, CSV data, and other techniques to produce complex data-driven sites with rich output, all on GitHub Pages in vanilla Jekyll. It will also explain why some of this is a *really* bad idea, and reveal the true horror of some of the code required :)

Thanks to our sponsors

About the Speaker

Pushing Jekyll to breaking point

James Smith

James is Head of Engineering at Apolitical, an organisation connecting public servants from around the world to share their best ideas. He was previously Head of Labs at the Open Data Institute, and is passionate about using open source and web technology to build a better future for all.