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We rebuilt our website from the ground up with a fresh coat of paint (in 8 days!)

We’re happy to announce that we’ve finally decided to get to work and churn out a brand new, from-the-ground-up refresh of our 4-year-old website to showcase our new branding and this semester’s projects!

🎉 The New Website

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We’re launching our new website today on ubclaunchpad.com! The revamped website features:

  • 🚀 a completely refreshed design
  • 🎁 brand new sections highlighting current and past projects
  • 🔗 each project now has a shareable modal where teams can showcase their work with a quick pitch, media, and other links
  • 📱 everything is still fully responsive!
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This project has been in the works for a long time, but development only started less than 8 days ago — so if you find any issues please let us know! …


🐒 the story of two semesters of student hackery

Launch Pad is a student-run software engineering club where students form team to develop a project from ideation to (hopefully) completion over the course of several semesters. 🤖

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When working on projects like this, it’s easy to forget how far you’ve come. Unlike a hackathon, where you spend 24 to 48 hours to hack a small app together, Launch Pad projects are the product of months and months of continued iteration by teams of 4 to 8 developers and designers (and sometimes more!), …


No thanks I don’t want to fork your repository. 😶

I’m currently working with RTrade Technologies, Ltd. and a documentation website was recently set up for one of our APIs. I thought it looked great, and slick, and super nice.

I was told the documentation was generated using a project called Slate, and after taking a look I knew I had to try it out. It’s very pretty.

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Wow!

First step: read some docs. “Getting Started with Slate” seemed like a good place to get started.

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Mhm, looking good so far. I’ve got all those things.

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Hold up. What? Is this telling me that I can’t just “use” this thing to build documentation as a tool? …

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