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Dan North: How to build your own Heroku - an experience report

Dan recently built an internal Heroku from the ground up, using various open source components and bolting them together with Python. He will give an experience report of how he built it and what he learned. (In particular what he'd do differently if he did it again!)

The stack looks something like:
- gitolite
- runit
- nginx
- virtualenv
- hand-rolled web-based DNS editor

It has enabled lots of non-programmer techies (network, data center, infrastructure, telecoms, etc.) to roll their own mini apps and deploy them with zero effort.

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  • Mario Ek A.

    Very simple and fast overview without too much technicalities. Dan is an excellent speaker

    November 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Flip chart was a bad idea.

    November 14, 2012

  • Ole Christian R.

    Looking forward to this! (PS: -
    My 'rogueku' uses a slightly different stack i.e. with salt + pure git instead of gitolite, and inittab instead of runit :-)

    October 18, 2012

    • Jan Ivar B.

      I think I can make it over from Bergen and it will be interesting ... I'm with Pål-Kristian on the relevance to the PaaS-talk at devopsdays Rome :) And btw, git pull in production is an antipattern in my book ;-)

      1 · October 18, 2012

  • Pål-Kristian H.

    Intersting! I'm looking forward to this. A bit related to Colin Humphreys talk in Devopsdays Rome 2012.

    October 18, 2012

  • Stein Inge M.

    I need help with finding a location. Please send me a message if you know the right place.

    September 18, 2012

    • Alexandra L.

      Ah, never mind. 50. I *can* read. :P

      September 18, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      For Baksia meetups we use NITH, location is nice and we have several rooms to chose from depending on what we want to do. No charge.

      1 · September 18, 2012

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