I am trying out pelican as an authoring tool.
I cloned the octopress pelican theme and added to the pelicanconf file
I cloned jakevdp's plugins and checked out the liquid_tags_import branch and linked using pelicanconf. This is to support ipython notebooks in the blog.
I use the ghp-import tool on the getpelican tips page to publish to github pages.
pelican content ghp-import output git push firstname.lastname@example.org:dsoto/dsoto.github.io.git gh-pages:master