Imp with 74hc595

Hey guys I’m new here and just received my fist imp with a spark-fun breakout board. I want to hit the ground running so has anyone used the imp with an 8 bit shift register (74hc595). I’m not sure where to start and I want to control multiples of led’s just with the imp. Any advice or tutorials would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Have a look at the Jane reference design on the devwiki, this uses a shift register for relay drive.