Built in just a few days, I used a number of new Node.js tools. Harp produced a local copy of the website (written in two new languages, Jade, and Less) while BrowserSync let me share that website live to the rest of the team while I worked. This project became the template we use to build the majority of static websites today.
Posts to social media in the weeks leading up to Hobo Day help to build a crescendo around the event and the website, leading to more people (62%) watching the parade’s live stream from the website than from YouTube itself. Nearly half of viewers (45%) did so from a mobile device, another record at the time.