After creating CLAHub and getting to grips with Django I wondered how I could create websites that could be handed on to non-programmers. Django's admin is more geared to programmer types who wish to edit the database. I think that most people don't think of websites in terms of databases though and I was on the search for a content management system.
I discovered Wagtail and took a learn wagtail course to get to grips with it. After several practice projects in which I learned to properly deploy a Django web app, I realized that I wouldn't learn the ins and outs of creating, deploying, and maintaining a site without one of my own. Thus this portfolio site was born.
I'm familiar with writing code on my own computer of course, and I daily drive Ubuntu - but running a server where downtown needs to be minimized is an additional challenge.
My goals were to: