These are chat archives for jescalan/roots

8th
Sep 2016
Bud Parr
@budparr
Sep 08 2016 16:18
Hey, @jescalan - can you tell me if https://www.malala.org/ is built on Roots? I saw it referenced in a Netlify presentation. I run a Meetup group and site devoted to static tech and would like to showcase some Roots-based sites. We're having a Meetup tonight, in NYC, by the way.
Tom Kraak
@tkraak
Sep 08 2016 16:24
@budparr I just put http://www.earlylightmedia.com on roots if you feel like it’s worth showcasing
Kyle MacDonald
@kylemac
Sep 08 2016 16:24
@budparr yup, it was/is roots
Bud Parr
@budparr
Sep 08 2016 16:25
@tkraak totally awesome, yes I will. @kylemac thank you.
Apologies if this seems self-promotional, but I hope this is interesting to you here. This is our meetup tonight: http://www.meetup.com/The-New-Dynamic/events/233150800/
I'd love Roots users/owners to come and talk or just be a part of the community.
Kyle MacDonald
@kylemac
Sep 08 2016 16:27
very cool - i can't make it tonight, but do you hold a static meetup regularly?
Tom Kraak
@tkraak
Sep 08 2016 16:27
not that roots isn’t cool anymore, but most of us are now more focused on spike :cactus: :wink:
Kyle MacDonald
@kylemac
Sep 08 2016 16:28
true - but we can never forgot where we came from ;)
Tom Kraak
@tkraak
Sep 08 2016 16:28
never
Kyle MacDonald
@kylemac
Sep 08 2016 16:28
our roots (zinnnng)
Bud Parr
@budparr
Sep 08 2016 16:30
@kylemac Yes. I'm aiming to have a Meetup every 6ish weeks, more as our group grows (we have nearly 350 members, but that translates to still fairly small turnout).
Tom Kraak
@tkraak
Sep 08 2016 16:30
I should make a day of it next month … hang at the carrot campus to buy @kylemac and @jescalan :beers: and then hit up the meetup
Bud Parr
@budparr
Sep 08 2016 16:30
@tkraak what is Spike? Are you joking? I thought I knew every tool in the space!
Kyle MacDonald
@kylemac
Sep 08 2016 16:31
we went to build a new version of roots, and we decided we needed to make some fundamental shifts
Kyle MacDonald
@kylemac
Sep 08 2016 16:31
so it ended up turning into a new project called spike
Bud Parr
@budparr
Sep 08 2016 16:31
Oh, wow. I can't wait to check it out. And I'll mention it tonight.
Kyle MacDonald
@kylemac
Sep 08 2016 16:31
Bud Parr
@budparr
Sep 08 2016 16:32
This is my site. I've been running it for a couple of years now. Not sure why it took me so long to say hello here: https://www.thenewdynamic.org/
Kyle MacDonald
@kylemac
Sep 08 2016 16:33
very cool. we would love to participate in the future
attending or presenting
Bud Parr
@budparr
Sep 08 2016 16:34
Awesome. One Q about Malala. Are you using Contentful for content management? I think that's been your M.O. for most sites, yes?
Kyle MacDonald
@kylemac
Sep 08 2016 16:34
yeah - it's built on top of contentful
Bud Parr
@budparr
Sep 08 2016 16:34
Thank you.
Kyle MacDonald
@kylemac
Sep 08 2016 16:34
fwiw, our new approach is to use https://www.rooftopcms.com/
Tom Kraak
@tkraak
Sep 08 2016 16:37
@budparr as a static enthusiast, I’ve been on your site many times … thank you for that!
Bud Parr
@budparr
Sep 08 2016 16:38
@tkraak really glad to hear that. I'm working on a re-design now if you have any needs/suggestions.
Bud Parr
@budparr
Sep 08 2016 16:48
Thanks, @kylemac that's really interesting.
Chris Earls
@cearls
Sep 08 2016 16:48
@kylemac Do you plan to host yourself?
Kyle MacDonald
@kylemac
Sep 08 2016 16:48
@cearls we have used hosted and self-hosted
we're working on a docker instance that will help us spin them and self-host easier
Chris Earls
@cearls
Sep 08 2016 16:50
nice, i was looking to run it with multi-site, but separate instances are probably better