Dec 12

Forest Giant

A technology partner that has clients such as Brown-Forman, Magbooth and even GE, Forest Giant is on the cusp of creative software solutions. Describing themselves as a group of “collaborative thinkers not bound to any one technology”, it was important that this be reflected in all tools that they use.

As huge proponents of Golang they looked to Netlify to enable them to be the ultimate Go shop while using Hugo as a static generator and integrating with their Git-centric workflow. Check out what Forest Giant’s tool set looks like and how they’re using Netlify today.

Tools & Frameworks:

  • Github
  • Hugo
  • Prose.io
  • Google Analytics
  • Aurelia

Netlify Features used:

  • Continuous Delivery
  • Branch Deploys/ Deploy Contexts
  • Inbound Webhooks
  • Git Integration
  • Password Protection
  • Web UI
  • Deploy previews
  • HTTPS
  • Deploy previews
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Forest Giant

Design Lead - Jon Shaw

Tech Lead - Jesse Lucas

Project Manager - Danielle Huenefeld

A technology partner that has clients such as Brown-Forman, Magbooth and even GE, Forest Giant is on the cusp of creative software solutions. Describing themselves as a group of “collaborative thinkers not bound to any one technology”, it was important that this be reflected in all tools that they use.

As huge proponents of Golang they looked to Netlify to enable them to be the ultimate Go shop while using Hugo as a static generator and integrating with their Git-centric workflow. Check out what Forest Giant’s tool set looks like and how they’re using Netlify today.

A few words with Jesse from Forest Giant...

Could you tell us a little bit about your project?
Netlify
ForestGiant.com was created to showcase the variety of projects our company participates in ranging from web, mobile, and interactive work. The nature of our company and the work we do required us to open to the site to multiple contributors. Integrating with Github was essential and has helped us streamline site updates.
Jesse Lucas CTO, Forest Giant
Why did you choose Netlify?
Netlify
Simple to use.

At Forest Giant we love Go and Netlify providing a native Go client was a big win for us. For example: https://github.com/netlify/netlify-go . Also how active and supportive Netlify is in the open-source community. We knew we wanted to use Hugo as our static site generator and Netlify seemed like the perfect fit. Oh, and the Github web hooks rule!
Jesse Lucas CTO, Forest Giant
What is your favorite thing about Netlify?
Netlify
Hands down the customer service. Always there when you need them and extremely helpful. It’s amazing to be able to chat in the browser with someone who can actually fix your problem!
Jesse Lucas CTO, Forest Giant

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