JekyllConf 2016 was a free, online Jekyll Conference with speakers from all corners of the globe. Topics ranged from using Jekyll to do rapid CSS prototyping, to how you can use Jekyll in the real world to deploy sites for your clients.

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Hosted at http://jekyllconf.com/, this year’s JekyllConf was streamed live over YouTube, with a discussion taking place largely over Twitter. For the second year in a row, it was organized and sponsored by CloudCannon, a service that provides a web-based CMS interface for your Jekyll sites.

The ideas that were shared were incredible. While I didn’t get a chance to catch the entire conference live, I intend to catch up on YouTube over the coming days.

Highlights that I caught from the live stream:

  • Katy Decorah’s talk titled Unconventional Use Cases for Jekyll.
  • Bud Parr’s talk titled Real World Content Strategey With Jekyll.

Talks I plan to catch up on:

Overall Impressions

The conference was entirely virtual, and despite a few technical hiccups here and there, I was entirely impressed by the speakers and the community that is out there developing with Jekyll and working to advance the platform.

JekyllConf also served as a confidence builder for a developer that has been anxious to work with Jekyll for some time and has recently decided to dive in. The resources available to Jekyll devs are getting better every day, and people are constantly finding new and unique ways to use it.

If you’ve ever been curious about Jekyll and have been hesitant to learn more or worried that it might not be capable enough to handle your needs, I urge you to find out more and try Jekyll out for yourself.

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