What’s old is new again. Content delivery systems that push static, or ‘flat’ HTML files are back. Jekyll, Middleman, Prose.io, GitHub Pages have led a new wave of sites — particularly in government — that are being deployed faster, simpler, more securely. The time has come to throw out your database and your backend infrastructure...or has it? At South by Southwest Interactive 2014, I lead a lively discussion on the pitfalls, peril, and ultimate glory involved in deploying content in a post CMS world, and showed how many government sites are in fact leading the way. - See more at dannychapman.com/static-site/ and view our slide deck (delivered as a static website, naturally).