First, and only first AWPUG meetup of 2012

Have you cleared out all of the fruitcake from your fridge? Ready to kick start your year of Python web development? We've got just the talk for you. Craig Kerstiens and Kenneth Reitz from Heroku will be visiting our fair city to give an overview of Heroku and some best practices for scaling. I can hear you now, "wait, isn't Heroku for just Ruby?!" Not any more. They've expanded the languages they can run and now support Python as a first class citizen. Craig will walk through what a PaaS is, the benefits you get from using one, and deploy a very basic hello world application to Heroku. He'll highlight some of the tools at your disposal to ease your development process. Kenneth, author of requests, clint, and envoy, follows up Craig's introductory talk with a presentation on best practices for horizontal scalability. Many of these are trends that Heroku has had a chance to see emerge across thousands of users and such trends are broadly applicable for building any web application. As always, we follow the meeting with lively discussion at Buffalo Billards until they kick us out or enough people remember Friday is still a work day that they have to get up for. There will be food and beverages of some sort–stay tuned for an announcement.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Oo for some reason I got this confused for another event that wasn't nearby. I agree, downtown is fine since we get to ride all cap metro buses for free and most things in DT are 5-10 min bus ride away :)

    February 10, 2012

  • Ryan Joy (.

    @Srini: Downtown is super close to campus. ;-) The 1, 7, and 20 (among others) will drop off right in front of the Texas Tribune.

    February 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys, my name's Srini and I'm a math/cs major at UT Austin. I was wondering when the next meetup was? I've been using Django for a startup I've been working on and I simply LOVE it / python. Any chance we could have our next one closer to campus? 10-20 other students and I would love to come!

    February 10, 2012

  • Margaret M.

    Fun meeting with good speakers, discussion of deployment strategies, and friendly conversations with other developers in Austin.

    January 28, 2012

  • Margaret M.

    Thank you to the organizers of this meeting and the presenters. Your efforts are appreciated. I enjoyed it.

    January 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for organising, Travis. Good to meet you. And thanks to the heroku guys, too

    January 27, 2012

  • Travis S.

    Jason, the tacos were from Peached Tortilla. Thanks again, Heroku, for sponsoring and to everyone who came out.

    January 27, 2012

  • Robert M.

    Heroku looks awesome, need to switch everything over to it. Thanks for giving me work to do :(

    January 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent turn-out especially for the first meeting. Heroku did a fantastic job of demonstrating their commitment to the Python community. The Street Tacos Rocked!!!

    January 27, 2012

  • Greg D.

    Awesome talk by the guys at Heroku.
    Great food and drinks as usual!

    January 27, 2012

  • Dave B.

    Loved the networking, Heroku was interesting but not for me so much

    January 27, 2012

  • Kenneth R.

    Fantastic. Thanks to everyone that came out!

    January 27, 2012

  • Jason P.

    Good meetup. Learned a lot about Heroku, so thanks to those guys as well. Where did the tacos come from again? So good.

    1 · January 27, 2012

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