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Comparing Static Site Engines with Brian Rinaldi

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About the Talk

Once upon a time, static sites were new and cool, even if very limiting. Changing them was tedious and required a lot of hand-coding or [cough] Dreamweaver design view. Eventually we gave up on static sites and went fully dynamic. Static sites were old and uncool. Today, however, static sites are cool again and don't have all the limitations of the static sites of old.

There are a ton of tools available for generating static sites, the most popular being Jekyll. In this session, we'll look at and compare Jekyll with several alternative generators.

About the Speaker

Brian Rinaldi (@remotesynth ( is the Developer Content Manager at Telerik focused on ensuring that the Developer Relations team creates top notch content for the web development community on the Telerik Developer Network. Brian founded a popular developer site called Flippin’ Awesome (now Modern Web ( and serves as co-editor of Mobile Web Weekly (

Event Schedule:

5:00p Doors open, eat and drink (food and drinks catered by Google; limited veg/GF options available)
6:30-6:40p Announcements
6:40-7:30p Comparing Static Site Engines with Brian Rinaldi
7:30-8:00p Break
8:00p Lightning Talk: Building with the LEAP Platform with Peter Ehrlich
8:02p Lightning Talk: Girls Who Code with Amber Roy
8:04p Lightning Talk: Coder Camps with Jacquie Sloves

+ more lightning talks*

8:10-8:30p Q&A and Raffle!**
9:00p Room cleared

* Contact the Organizers if you'd like to give a lightning talk.
** You must be present at the venue to qualify for raffle prizes.


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