Getting Started with Static Site Generators (workshop)

JAMstack Cincinnati
JAMstack Cincinnati
Public group


8 E 4th St 2nd Floor · Cincinnati, OH

How to find us

Ample's office is on the northwest corner of 4th & Elm in the Greater Cincinnati Foundation building.

Location image of event venue


In our last Meetup we focused on Netlify and how to get a project setup on Netlify plus a few other bells and whistles. The second installment of our workshop series will delve into the world of static site generators.

We’ll be building a project in Gatsby to go over the benefits and features to get you started. We’ll also discuss some other static site generators and what to consider when choosing one.

This exploration is appropriate for newbies and old hats alike. We will cover some basic concepts, but we will also brush the surface of more complex topics. The workshop will flow to serve every developer in the room.

5:30pm - Doors open & networking
6:00pm - Welcome, Announcements, & static site generators overview
6:10pm - Workshop: Getting Started with Static Site Generators
7:00pm - Wrap Up

Prerequisites for this Meetup are as follows:
1. Bring your laptop!
2. Install your favorite text editor on your laptop. If you don't have a preference, try VS Code ( or Atom (
3. Install Git ( While it will help if you have some familiarity with Git (and GitHub), it's okay if you aren't familiar with either. We're going to run a few commands. But it's an important piece of the puzzle, so we will cover it.
4. Sign up for GitHub (
5. Sign up for Netlify (

If you need help with any of these steps (other than the laptop), plan to arrive at 5:30 and we will help you get started.

Did you miss Part 1 of this series? It will help lay the groundwork for Part 2. Never fear, catch up here: