Last night was the second Grav Meetup ever held. The Meetup was held on the third floor in the Mezzanine overlooking the Great Hall.
I have high hopes for this CMS system. First of all it has no database. This is a good thing because of the proliferation of hacking that is now occurring. The Meetup is led by Andy Miller. Andy envisioned and developed the modern open source flat-file CMS platform "Grav". With the help of two others he is beginning to give WordPress a run for it's money. Andy also grew RocketTheme, one of only two main Joomla template companies, from a one man operation into a thriving international business with 15 full time employees, and another 15+ part time team members. ANd finally his most noted accomplishment was being a Co-Founder of Joomla CMS, one of the three major CMS systems in use today. The other two being Drupal and WordPress.
We had Kevin from CU there shooting video to show to CU developers because of their great interest in replacing WordPress with Grav for Universities.
What we learned
The admin system is usable or not. The folder containing the admin system can be removed or renamed with no harm to the content or the admin back-end.
We learned, in general, how to theme, what blueprints are and how they are used to setup pages.
Andy requested help with documentation but no one volunteered. I believe at this point everyone at the Meetup is still trying to get up to speed on what it is and how it works.
The Grav system takes all of the data from all of the pages, combines them and rewrites the data to make it server data faster. On the front end the user sees nothing.