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The Noiseless Hacker Calendar (twilio.com)
19 points by crabasa on Apr 30, 2013 | hide | past | web | favorite | 2 comments

Using GitHub as a first-level defense against spammers is genius. I'd like to see it used for other things too (registration for hackathons, etc.)

Any alternatives considered?

I did consider Calagator[1], which is both the defacto tech calendar in Portland and an open source project[2].

However, I realized that using this tool was going to require me to a) install it b) host it and c) moderate it.

I had recently started using Github Pages + Jekyll to host my own blog, so it was really just a question of whether I could re-purpose Jekyll to generate a useful event calendar. Thanks to custom YAML metadata[3] and a JSON feed, the answer was yes.

[1]: http://calagator.org

[2]: https://github.com/calagator/calagator

[3]: https://github.com/mojombo/jekyll/wiki/YAML-Front-Matter

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