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HV Open Website

This is the website that powers It is based on the Jekyll Clean project to provide a bootstrap based website which is very clean and easy to shape into what we needed.

Tour of Content

Jekyll content is based on collections, which are markdown formatted documents with some additional metadata. For HV Open we have the following content types:

  • _events - all events (use type field to distinguish between meetings and other events)
  • _locations - so we don't have to copy/paste that bit into every event
  • _posts - news items

Making Changes

  • Fork hvopen-website
  • Clone locally
  • Make changes
  • Commit
  • Push
  • Open a Pull Request

When you open a pull request the site will be built with netlify, which will provide a rendering of the whole website. That can be inspected.

Anything that's merged into master branch on the hvopen-website will be built by netlify and deployed within a few minutes. Because of that it's good to stage in PRs first to allow for quick review.

Running Locally

On Debian / Ubuntu installing the local environment is a small number of steps.

$ sudo apt-get install ruby ruby-dev nodejs ruby-bundler
$ cd hvopen-website/
$ bundler install --path vendor/site

You can then run a local server to test with:

$ bundler exec jekyll serve --future

Now browse to

Future is important, because by default jekyll skips content that is tagged with future dates (lets you write in advance). We use this feature for out events.


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