Creating a Workshop Website

February 2015


Create your Software Carpentry workshop website


  1. Allows instructors to update when they need to
  2. Permits data to be accessible before, during, and after workshop
  3. Ensures at least one instructor can use Git and GitHub


Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

Jekyll Compilation



There's a Catch

Step 1: Import

  1. Go to
  2. Enter this URL:
  3. Press the button to check the URL (GitHub won't import until you do)
  4. Select the owner and name
  5. Make sure the new repository is public

Step 1: Import

Using GitHub Import

Step 2: Customize

Step 3: Check

4. Publish

Improving the Template

Further Reading

Thank you for listening

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