CloudCannon offers a delightful patina to an otherwise unchanged Jekyll site.
Alexa Watson integration
Here are notes from building a proof of concept around integrating Watson Retrieve and Rank service into an Alexa skill.
CLI Driven Drupal
It's easy to get Drupal up and running by clicking around drupal.org, downloading and extracting packages, but that's not how I do it.
A properly leveraged styleguide can be a great communication tool between designer and developers.
Hopefully, this slimmed down example project will help you see the benefits of Jekyll without getting too overwhelmed with the embarassment of features that you likely don't need on day 1.