Build Your Personal Website And Blog With GitHub Pages and Jekyll


Please check prerequisites:

* Do you have a personal website in need of an overhaul?
* Are you working on your personal brand/looking to change jobs in 2020 and need to create a showcase site to support this?
* Would you like to start blogging and don't want to use a blogging platform?

If the answer to any of these is yes, and you already have some experience with coding, then this workshop is for you.

Starting from scratch, in this 90-minute session you will build a new site live on the web for everyone to see, containing:

+ A home page and About page.
+ A blog ready for you to populate with your own writing.
+ A Blog List page which displays an index of your posts.
+ Project pages that you can use to showcase your work.

You will learn how to:

+ Configure a GitHub repo to get your website live.
+ Build and deploy efficient, reusable layouts instead of writing and maintaining an HTML file for every page on your site.
+ Construct a blog section on your site and publish to it from your computer or phone.

Take a look at for an example of a GitHub Pages site.

Please note that, due to the time constraints for this session, this particular workshop is not suitable for code newbies.

To be able to participate in this class, you must have all the following:

+ Your own fully-charged laptop running MacOS, Linux or Windows 10. We will send you a list of tools you will need to download ahead of the session.
+ Familiarity with Git and GitHub (cloning, forking, pushing, committing etc).
+ Experience of using the command line to manage files and Git processes.
+ Experience of coding concepts like variables and loops (in any programming language).
+ An understanding of the structure of HTML files.

About the trainer:

Suze Shardlow is a software engineer and Director at Women Who Code London, United Kingdom. She's been a coder and maker since she was at elementary school; she delights in producing things that people use and enjoy. As well as creating software, she loves sewing, baking and crochet. Her goals for 2020 include running 5k in under 23 minutes.


Hera Hub - Sorrento Valley
4010 Sorrento Valley Blvd #400,
San Diego, CA 92121


6:00pm = Sign-in, grab food/drinks, network.
6:30pm = Welcome!
6:45pm = Speaker time!
8:00pm = Event end.

Additional info:

Huge thanks to Hera Hub for hosting this event, and a big thank you to PlayStation / San Diego Studio for sponsoring the food!

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