Jekyll is a static blog generator created by Tom Preston-Werner, the current CEO of GitHub and one of GitHub’s co-founders, and by Nick Quaranto, who is now at 37signals. Jekyll is pretty freakin’ popular and it’s also the engine that drives GitHub Pages.
After an hour-long chat with Tom, I’m optimistic about the future of Jekyll. He’s really excited about where it’s headed and has a vision in mind about what he’d like it to become. Here’s what we ironed out during our conversation:
Led by Tom, a Jekyll development team, of which I’m the first recruit, will be tackling the problems with Jekyll and continuously improving its functionality and ease-of-use. The focus will remain on making a tool that allows one to easily create and manage a static blog.
Suuuper basic (unofficial) design principles:
What we need to tackle:
I’m really excited about the immediate future of Jekyll and what it will become in the next 6 months or so and the dev team takes on the issues outlined above. I hope you’re as excited as we are to get this project back on its feet.
If you want to chat more or have any questions, you know where to find me.