Build Something Awesome with OpenStack and the Open Cloud

Rackspace is sponsoring a hackathon at Capital Factory on September 14, and we'd love to see lots of Austin PyLadies there. The theme is Build Something Awesome with OpenStack and the Open Cloud.

We're working hard to make the event as fun and friendly as possible. We're hoping to run an interactive "workshop" version of the talk that Anne Gentle delivered to PyLadies earlier this year. There will be plenty of assistants around to help beginners get their feet wet with OpenStack.

To sign up for the hackathon, register here at the event's Eventbrite page: https://rackspace-hackathon-atx.eventbrite.com/

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  • Jess F

    4 · September 14, 2013

    • Dana B.

      Jess, thanks for posting this. I enjoyed meeting you yesterday! Hope to see you at another PyLadies event.

      September 15, 2013

    • Jess F

      You too m'dear! Thank you so much for all your help!

      September 21, 2013

  • Anna A.

    I learned a lot with a lot of awesome people!

    3 · September 15, 2013

    • Dana B.

      Thanks for coming, Anna!

      September 15, 2013

  • Paige B.

    Fantastic learning event! Was talked through creating a server in the cloud; given $50 worth of computing time to play with over the next 6 months. Was simple enough for beginners, and detailed enough to be interesting. Excellent presenters. There was also no pressure for less-experienced users to come up with an app in half-a-day. So happy I came! Thanks for letting PyLadies know :)

    3 · September 14, 2013

    • Dana B.

      Thanks, Paige! I'm so glad you came to the hackday. We'll have more of them. I'll keep Barbara posted so that she can share events with the group.

      September 15, 2013

    • Dana B.

      Oh, and thanks for a great discussion on the awesomeness of Python + GIS. :)

      September 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    In case you're hesitating about joining the hackathon because you're not sure you have any good ideas, here are a few to get you started:

    - Simple video games
    - Automation tools for working with external systems (e.g., logging into a site and registering automatically, or automating facebook/twitter posts)
    - Data scraping tools - pulling info from a site and presenting it
    - Clones of existing systems with added cool features that are fun but not practical for the original

    If none of those spark any ideas, spend some time talking with other PyLadies attendees beforehand and see if you find any common interests that lead to a fun web app.

    1 · September 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      omg I wish I were going to be here - this is a great idea! I'd love to build something like this. Why not put together an email and send it out to the meetup mailing list, to see if anyone else is interested in helping?

      September 13, 2013

    • Marian N.

      Maddy, that sounds like a great idea to me too! Unfortunately, I will not be there either :-( have to work. But if you get it together, I'd love to see it in action!

      September 13, 2013

  • Anne G.

    Aww we'll miss you Barbara but we'll just have to channel your enthusiasm. :) Super excited this is happening!

    1 · September 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be out of town, but I'll be with you guys in spirit!

    1 · September 8, 2013

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