Websites Workshop – TC Camp 2019

Static Site Generators: What, Why, and How

As many documentation teams move towards a docs-as-code workflow, most are turning to static site generators like Jekyll, Sphinx, Hugo, or Gatsby to turn that code into user-facing documentation websites. They’re also powerful tools for building all sorts of websites that are fast, secure, and easily scalable.

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll get an introduction to the static site generator landscape, and apply what you learn by building your own site in class. We’ll cover:

  • How static site generators work.
  • Comparison of popular generators, with guidelines for choosing one for your next project.
  • Step-by-step creation and deployment of your own website.
  • Brief overview of workflow and deployment options.


This workshop does not require any previous programming knowledge, though we will be using some code (like HTML and markdown) with plenty of guidance and support!

Please bring a laptop and charger so you can follow along with the exercises.

When: 27 April 2019, 8:30am-10:30am

Workshop Leader: Jessica Parsons, Netlify

Jessica Parsons

Jessica Parsons has spent half her life teaching, and a quarter of it developing for the web. She currently combines those passions as a documentation engineer at Netlify. She also develops and teaches workshops on topics including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Git, terminal commands, and even stock options.