Season 1: Episode 1 - Pat Hawks, one of Jekyll’s maintainers

In our first episode, Pat Hawks joins us to start with a bang. He is one of the maintainers of Jekyll, which is one of the most popular static site generators out there. He talks a little about how he got into web development and how he came to be a maintainer of the Jekyll project, including his very first pull request!

We then dig into what static site generators are and what makes a static site different from a dynamic one. From there Pat and Josh chat for the rest of the show about Jekyll, and it’s various uses.


  1. What is a static site?
  2. What is a static site generator?
  3. How do they work?
  4. What are the benefits and drawbacks
  5. What is Jekyll?
  6. Why should someone choose Jekyll?
  7. How long have you been a maintainer of the Jekyll project?
  8. Any other static site generators you like?
  9. Bonus: Jekyll on a pi?

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