The source code behind OTS' main web site.
This project is built with the help of
In order to be able to compile the site on your own computer, you can install
the two ruby dependencies with
bundle install if you have bundler.
Building the site
bundle installto grab ruby dependencies
- clean up jekyll's build directory:
rm -r _site/*
- build and serve the site:
- Navigate to http://localhost:4000
Adding a city
If you want to add a new city to the site, follow these steps:
Create a file in the
_citiesdirectory. It should have a
The file name is important and will be used as the key in several places, eg. the applicable RSS feed, relevant Discourse category, default Meetup page, and CSS class. We will refer to it as
$cityfrom here on.
Add a preamble, looking like this, to the top of the file:
--- title: My City location: City, Country ---
locationare the name and the geographic context of your city, respectively, in your preferred locale used for formatting only. That means --- depending on your cultural background ---
Washington, DCare both perfectly fine.
Add members to your city:
memberskey to your preamble and have its value be a bullet list with all your members' opentechschool.org usernames, for example:
members: - alice - bob
(See below for members without an opentechschool.org account.)
Explain the usernames in
_data/names.yml. (This should have been done by team.tech@ when they set up the user, if they knew her real name.) It is a simple mapping between username and real name, such as:
alice: Alice Smith bob: Bob Johnson
Put images into
images/team/, named like their opentechschool.org account and ending in
Caveat for non-opentechschool.org accounts: If you are adding members to your chapter which do not yet have an opentechschool.org account, you can use an alternative syntax:
members: - charlie: Charlie Jones
The first value acts as an image key, the second as a name. It is not possible to add emails for non-opentechschool.org accounts for privacy reasons. (While we are confident that opentechschool.org accounts won't receive large amounts of spam, we can't guarantee that for third-party accounts and thus wouldn't want to publish them unmasked on the Web.)
All the following values can go into the preamble as well:
taglineis a catchy, single line in the top banner of the page describing your chapter/city in a playful way.
meetupis the group name on Meetup and would result in links to
http://meetup.com/$meetup. It defaults to
doesis the list of projects present in your chapter. It defaults to
mailing_listis the mailing list potential coaches can write to. It is used in the call-to-action at the bottom of the members list and adds a neat Subscribe button.
If you don't have too much to say about your city yet and just want to redirect to your Meetup page, do the following:
Create a HTML(!) file in the
berlin.html.) Redirects to not work with files ending in
Add a preamble:
--- title: My City location: City, Country redirect_to: "http://meetup.com/opentechschool-city" ---
(See above for a description of the values.)