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What I can do

I can give you most of a website for satRdays events, ready (almost) out of the box. I have a number of sections to help you out:

  • Event description
  • Event location
    • With map
  • Embedded tickets
    • Tito
    • Ticket Tailor
    • Eventbrite
  • Call for papers
    • Sessionize
  • Speaker Bios
  • Talk descriptions
  • Schedule
  • Important Dates
  • Links to satRdays Code of Conduct and Diversity materials

Administrator tasks

Set the repo as a mirror the main repository

  1. Open Git Bash.

  2. Create a bare clone of the repository.

git clone --bare
  1. Mirror-push to the new repository.
cd satRday_site_template.git
git push --mirror[cityYEAR].git
  1. Remove the temporary local repository you created in step 1.
cd ..
rm -rf satRday_site_template.git

Organiser tasks

Edit the base url in config.toml


baseurl = ""


baseurl = ""

otherwise, images you upload to your site won't work.

Customise the config

The file config.toml gives you access to a number of points on the site, mostly using site params.

A high level overview of these features:

  • enable
    • boolean to render or hide that section
  • title/subtitle/description/button text/...
    • strings to display text in that position
  • bg
    • boolean to toggle lightly shaded backgrounds on or off for that section
  • eid/accountevent/eventviewid/CfSpage
    • strings that are part of a url (that are usually part of an iframe) to link to a service for tickets/Call for papers

Include a new talk desciption

  • Talks are generated from Talk0X.yaml files in data/projects/
  • Each talk should have similar structures (some values may be missed or blank) based on the included examples, and be in its own file

Include a new bio

  • Speaker/organiser bios are generated from Speaker0X.toml files in data/speakers/
  • Each speaker should have similar structures (some values may be missed or blank) based on the included examples, and be in its own file

What if I need even more customistation?

In the hopefully rare event that even more specific material is needed you can explore the following. Make use of the hugo inheritance method to override defaults where applicable, rather than modify the defaults in place.


  • Copy the base hugo-satrdays-theme/static/css/style.css into /static/css/style.css
    • This will now be the style sheet for your website, overriding the themes

New Section/Custom Section

  • Either
    • find a partial from /layouts/partials in the existing themes you want to base your work on, copy it to the project /layouts/partials, and modify the copy
    • write a new myfile.html from scratch and include it in the project /layouts/partials
  • then make sure that it is referenced in index.html

What I am

I am a Hugo website, with two themes. Agency provides the base layer of theming, with a custom satRday theme which overides some areas.

More information on installing hugo, including setting it up for local previews can be found in the official docs.

Some notes and gotchas

As the design is strongly based on the hugo-agency-theme, naming conventions are not obvious in certain situations

  • The talks section of hugo-satrdays-theme is built from the portfolio section of the hugo-agency-theme
  • The important dates section of hugo-satrdays-theme is built from the about section of the hugo-agency-theme
  • The speakers section of hugo-satrdays-theme is built from the team section of the hugo-agency-theme
  • The sponsors section of hugo-satrdays-theme is built from the clients section of the hugo-agency-theme

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