Getting Your Dev Setup: How To Run Your Code

  • July 26, 2014 · 12:00 PM

Many of you have asked for help moving forward from code lessons, like code academy, or code school. You want to know how to run your code on a server, and that means you need to setup a server, install libraries, install RSA keys, and your code. Perhaps this is all a bit overwhelming to you. I will guide you through it in a four hour session. I'll guide you to: 

1.  Signup for an Amazon [the same Amazon that sells shoes and music :)] Web Services (free account), using Chef and OpsWorks (Don't worry if you've never heard of these, they make life much easier)

2. Create a virtual server in the Amazon AWS cloud,

3. Point a domain name to that server, i.e. (Bring your credit card or DNS registration)

4. SSH into that server (using the command line)

5. Design a simple website

6. Download/Install your code on the server

7. Configure the firewall to allow web traffic

8. Start your server/code/website

This is a vital guide if you actually plan to deploy your work to the world.

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  • Barbara T.

    Thanks for coming to the meetup!
    For those who couldn't make it but are keen on understanding AWS, I found an intro course on that goes into setting stuff up.

    While we covered some of the newer features during the class (like OpsWorks for simple server setup and scaling), it can be a good refresher. See ya next time!

    August 2

  • Barbara T.

    The entrance to the building is right beside the Walgreen's, closest to 9th street on Market street. Call[masked] and we'll come down and get you because all the doors are locked. See you shortly!

    1 · July 26

  • Joseph K.

    I ... run both Linux and M$, is there a target OS?

    Thank you!

    July 24

  • Barbara T.

    We have a great "bonus" for this meetup. has sent us promo codes to distribute to everyone who comes to the meetup to get 1 month free on This is a great resource for learning stuff like photoshop to node.js and everything in between. Plus, we'll have a draw for 1 free one-year membership for! Yay!

    See you there!

    1 · July 8

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