Content Repositories

ChainShot learning content is stored in git repositories to allow for maximum collaboration between content creators.

Content is built using the Builder application locally and then committed up to Github. From there, ChainShot users can connect their Github account, link their content repository and start teaching their audience.

Now let’s take a closer look at content repositories.


Content Repositories are split into two folders: config and projects.


Within the config directory you’ll find subdirectories containing JSON documents of every type of model described in Model Types.

These JSON documents contain mostly the configuration data that is used to create the database documents when the content repository is deployed.

For any properties that are file-like (i.e. markdown, long text or code) the value will be stored as a $$LOOKUP which means that it will be created under the projects directory within a particular file. This makes it easier to see file differences when many collaborators are working on the file, just like how a file diff would look in a codebase.


This directory contains all of the project files. Each stage is meant to be it’s own standalone project that can be run locally as well as within the Builder UI.

The structure of the projects are determined by the model and it’s properties as follows:


Whenever these properties change, the corresponding files will be relocated to the new directory accordingly.

Reserved URLs

One user can have many Content Repositories and can reserve URLs on ChainShot to display their learning content. For instance:

This is the main content repository for ChainShot. On Github, this repository can be found at: