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README.md

play14-website

Main website for play14.org
This site contains all the information about what #play14 is and is not, past and future #play14 events, players, games played and much more.
This website is powered by Jekyll.

You can find more information on Jekyll and the different syntaxes/technologies it uses in the following list

Providing content

You can start providing content by creating a pull request on our GitHub repository.

Blog posts, Games and Events are all written in Markdown using Jekyll's YAML Front Matter.

Directory structure

  • Events markdown files should be placed into the _events directory.
    • The file name should respect the template <yyyy-mm>.md.
    • Events images should be placed into the images/events/<event-name> sub-directory. Their size should be 600x500.
  • Games markdown files should be placed into the _games directory.
    • The file name should respect the template <game-name>.md.
    • Game images should be placed into the images/games/<game-name> sub-directory. Their size should be 800x533.
    • Game files should be placed into the files/<game-name> sub-directory.
  • Players makrdown files should be placed into _players directory.
    • The file name should respect the template <firstname>-<lastname>.md
    • Player picture should be placed into the images/players sub-directory. Their it's size should be 500x500.
  • Posts markdown files should be placed into the _posts directory.
    • The file name should respect the template <yyyy-mm-dd-post-title>.md.
    • Post images should be placed into the images/posts sub-directory. Their size should be 800x533.

You might need to add extra data in one of the following YAML files in the _data directory.

You should NOT have to modify any other directory or file. You can find more information on how to write a blog post with Jekyll here

Event Front Matter metadata

Here is an example of the metadata you can provide in the Front Matter part of an event file using YAML.

layout: event # layout should always be 'event'

title: Luxembourg 2017 # default is location and year of the event
category: luxembourg # the location of the event in lowercase, used to filter on the events list

schedule:
  dates: March 23-25 2017 # dates that are displayed on the site
  start: 2017-03-23 18:30:00 # actual start date and time
  finish: 2017-03-25 17:00:00 # actual finish date and time
  isOver: false # indicator whether the event is over or not (true/false), ideally this will be computed from finish date at some point

location: Technoport # location of the event, should match the name of a location in _data/locations.yml (if your location does not exist, you need to add it in the yaml file)

images: # images of the location or any other image of the event (size 600x500)
  - /images/events/luxembourg/01.jpg
  - /images/events/luxembourg/02.jpg

members: # organization team members,values should match the name of a player MD file from _players folder
  - Cédric Pontet
  - Diego De Biasio
  - Pierre Neis
  - Yann Gensollen

eventbrite: 
  site: https://play14-luxembourg2017.eventbrite.com # url pointing to the event on Eventbrite website
  tickets-widget: https://www.eventbrite.com/tickets-external?eid=28083088273&ref=etckt # url of the tickets widget generated by Eventbrite
  countdown-widget: https://www.eventbrite.com/countdown-widget?eid=28083088273 # url of the countdown widget generated by Eventbrite

redirect_from: 
  - /luxembourg # used so that people can reach your page by typing the url 'play14.org/<location>' (unique for the whole site, only for events that are not over)

sponsors: # sponsors of your event
  - name: Agile Partner # name of the sponsor, should match the name of a sponsor in the _data/sponsors.yml file (if your sponsor does not exist, you need to create it in the yaml file)
    type: Gold Sponsor # category of your sponsor, sponsors will be automatically grouped by category
  - name: Technoport
    type: Gold Sponsor
  - name: AIGLU
    type: Organization & Support
  - name: Marmelab
    type: Organization & Support
  - name: We&Co
    type: Organization & Support

The rest of the file is written as plain Markdown.

Game Front Matter metadata

Here is an example of the metadata you can provide in the Front Matter part of an event file using YAML.

layout: game # layout should always be 'game'

title:  "X + Y game" # the title of the game
category: game # the type of game in lowercase (game, icebreaker, warmup), used to filter on the games list
tags: # some of the values / learning objectives of the game
    - trust
    - empathy
    - zoom out
    - collaboration
    - competitive

authors: # the list of people who wrote the game documentation down (should match the 'name' of a player in the directory _players)
    - Chris Caswell
originators: # the list of people who originally proposed the game (should match the 'name' of a player in the directory _players)
    - Leon-Cosmin Lupu 
    - Dragos Marius Jumanca
firstplayed: Luxembourg 2015 # the first event the game was played at (should match the 'title' of an event in the directory _events)
scale: Min 6, Max 16 # indicates the min/max number of people for the game
timebox: 30-45 mins # indicates the min/max timebox for the game

# a description for the game, that will appear as a summary
description: We have a natural tendency to optimise the world immediately around us and focus on personal or team success. Often this can be to the detriment of others  and the wider organisation which ultimately affects their success. This game exploits this aspect of human nature to demonstrate that localised sub-optimisation can have a dramatic effect when we look at the bigger picture. 

materials: # materials that are necessary to play the game
    - TV or Projector
    - Board or Flipchart and pens
    - Post it notes
    - Timer
    - Game board and scoring chart

resources: # internal / external resources needed to play the game
  - name: Game board # name of the resource
    url: /files/x-y-game/x-y-game-board.xlsx # url to the resource 

preparations: # preparations you should do before you can play the game
    - Print copies of the scoring chart
    - Make a simple decision board for each department to indicate the option they’ve chosen (E.G. | Team name | Decision X or Y | )
    - Two post its per team, one with X and the other with Y

safety: # some safety warnings for some games that can trigger mixed feelings/reactions amongst participants
  - title: Stress
    description: This game is highly valuable and educational, but to achieve this it creates an environment of stress, frustration and conflict. Be sure that is it safe for your team to experience these emotions and take the time to follow this game with a team building exercise.
  - title: Christmas Bonus
    description: Use a box of chocolates as the “Christmas Bonus” in this game, and when nobody actually wins (company has failed) at the end of game, share the chocolates during the reflection to begin to defuse.

images: # images illustrating the game (size 800x533)
    - /images/games/x-y-game/01.png

The rest of the file is written as plain Markdown.

Common headers should be

  • HOW TO PLAY
    • SETUP
    • GOAL
    • RULES
  • FACILITATION
  • REFLECTIONS
  • TAKEAWAYS