Dayton Data Visualization Meetup Website
This is the repository for the Dayton Data Visualization meetup website at http://www.daytondv.org We would love for you to join us! Become a member of our group at the meetup.com website http://www.meetup.com/daytondv and come to our next event.
We need help with this site. See the current open issues list at https://github.com/daytondv/www.daytondv.org/issues It takes a lot to build and run a site like this, but hopefully by enlisting the community, we can make a valuable resource for the Dayton (and beyond) Data Visualization community. We need help with HTML & CSS development, site layout and design, content writing and editing, and tutorial creation.
For some issues, such as editing or writing content, you can submit pull requests directly through the GitHub interface. For edits, navigate to the file you want to change through the GitHub.com website https://github.com/daytondv/www.daytondv.org/tree/master/src and click the pencil button in the toolbar. For new files, navigate to the folder where you want the file to go, and click the "New File" button in the toolbar. These edits will then go to the site organizers, who will review your changes and either accept them into the project or get back to you with comments.
For other issues, you'll have to get the code running locally. This site is built using node.js and jekyll , which means you'll have to have these tools installed (along with their dependencies) first.
Go to http://nodejs.org and follow their instructions to get node running on
your machine. This site was built with nodejs version 4.1.1, so you may need
to upgrade your installation or use a version manager such as
n You can check which version of node.js you are
running by opening a terminal or console window and typing
Jekyll is a static site generator that helps us keep our content and HTML
organized into components that can be compiled into a site we can publish.
Jekyll is written in ruby, so the first step is to go to
https://www.ruby-lang.org/en/ and follow the instructions there for your
system. The version of ruby on my machine is 2.2.1. You can check which version
of ruby you are running by opening a terminal or console window and typing
Once ruby is installed, you can install jekyll by executing the following
gem install jekyll
This will install the latest stable version of jekyll onto your machine.
I am running version 3.0.1. You can
check which version of jekyll you are running by opening a terminal or console
window and typing
Though this site is using jekyll to merge our resources into a static site,
we will be using npm (a node.js component) to run everything. Open a
terminal or console window and navigate to the directory where you checked
out this repository to. The first step is to install the development libraries
used by node. Execute
npm install to download and install the dependencies
listed in the package.json file. This should take a minute and will download
and install a bunch of libraries into a folder named node_modules. If this
command gets interrupted or fails, delete the node_modules directory and try
npm install command is complete, execute
npm start. This command
starts a browser sync session on port 9000 and will watch the src directory
for changes. Once you change a file, it will use jekyll to rebuild the site
and reload your browser for you. You should now be able to see the site by
opening a browser and navigating to http://localhost:9000.
Once you fix an issue or have a change to make, you'll need to submit a pull request to the organizers for review. You can do this by forking the www.daytondv.org repository into your own account, making your changes, and then by clicking the "New Pull Request" button on GitHub. If this is done correctly, you should see it show up in our list of open pull requests at https://github.com/daytondv/www.daytondv.org/pulls