Minimum Viable Website: the 5 minute challenge Surviving First Contact (Online) - Jan 2021

The biggest barrier to building my personal website and starting blogging is the initial friction. It takes a good while to learn your way around, configure, set up and style a CMS, deployment platform or your own website. What if you could start a timer and in under 5 minutes flat you could have a minimum viable website, your first deployable increment, good enough for you to go live and start comfortably blogging, but infinitely expandable, into a full fledged site or even a SAAS? In 5 mins, you could build your mate a site. In 5 mins, you could have your long mused dev blog. And every hour you spent thereafter would just add value. You're off. That was the challenge I set myself. I'll demo, against the clock, a CLI wrapper I wrote around the Laravel Wink microCMS. If you know Laravel, not only should you be ready to go live in 5 mins, but you will also instantly know what to do next to refine or expand it.


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  • Debugging & profiling
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  • Lightning talks
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