Creating a more vibrant startup community in Scotland

As well as cofounding Add Jam Michael founded RookieOven in 2011 to create a better startup community in Scotland. To start RookieOven was a simple blog and monthly meetup but has grown to become a collaborative space and Academy teaching the next geneation how to make modern software products

Add Jam do all web development for RookieOven and support it with marketing, training and project management.

At the core RookieOven is all about people. Add Jam play a large role in facilitating a better startup community in our home city of Glasgow. It's in our interest to be surrounded by other amazing tech talent - it drives us forward.

All RookieOven photography was undertaken by Ashley Baxter. The high quality photography showcasing the beautiful RookieOven collaborative space made it easy to design a simple page layout that puts the photography at the heart of the RookieOven website and brand.

The RookieOven website is a static site built using the Jekyll framework. This allows great flexibility in hosting while also giving an excellent writing experience using Markdown.

RookieOven is always being updated. Since launching the site Add Jam have added aditional pages as well as a community job board that's powered by a Rails API and Admin area.

Check out our work on RookieOven:

How we made it.

RookieOven is a static site using the Jekyll framework. We use a Ruby on Rails admin area for powering the job board, making it easily updateable.