Github’s Octocat was designed by Simon Oxley, alongside the white bird Twitter used (before they received a proper logo) as part of a usual routine of cranking out images for iStock. GitHub saw it, and wanted it, presumably under the notion that it can represent how complex code combines to create peculiar things, much like the octopuss… except the CEO of GitHub called it an octocat, and it has been the octocat since [via].

Octocat is Github’s logo and trademark and here is used to illustrate a fictional character (John Smith) that used the { Personal } Jekyll Theme to build his website.

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You’ll find this post in your _posts directory. Go ahead and edit it and re-build the site to see your changes. You can rebuild the site in many different ways, but the most common way is to run jekyll serve, which launches a web server and auto-regenerates your site when a file is updated.

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