QA Hackathon Website on GitHub

Not before time, I have finally released the underlying files that run the main QA Hackathon website. If you want to have a play, please go to the following GitHub repo:

Each year I try and update details in a timely fashion for the forthcoming QA Hackathon and often fail. BooK requested that I put the site files online, so that anyone can help to keep the site updated. I may not have the time to write the content, but it's not too bad to accept pull requests and update the site, so feel free to contribute.

Two areas in particular I would love to see content added is firstly with translations into non-English languages, and secondly to extend the content, particularly with writeups and links about previous QA Hackathons. I will have a look at structuring some of the previous content to make it a little easier to contribute both translations and new content, but please don't let this stop of contributing if you have something to add.

More updates from the 2013 QA Hackathon here in Lancaster soon :)


One suggestion, if I may.

If I understand it correctly the robots.txt of Github allows the indexing of all the blobs in the master branch but not in any other branch.

So if you have the content of a web site in the master branch of a Github repository the search engines will index that, and the content will compete with your real web site.

Therefore in the Github repositories where I the content of the Perl Maven sites, I added a 'main' branch, set it as the default and then removed the 'master' branch.
You might want to do the same.

See my question on StackOverflow.

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