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Deployment: Tools and Techniques @ Spotify

  • Jan 23, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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NYCPython (@NYCPython) and Spotify (@Spotify) are proud to present a night of talks on "deployment: tools and techniques" on Thursday, January 23rd.


Sarah Haskins on KCS 

Sarah Haskins from Knewton will be speaking about an in house tool; KCS. The tool uses the boto library to enforce standards around usage of CloudFormation to manage our AWS resources.

Phillip Baker & Sean Swehla from DigitalOcean

Phillip Baker from DigitalOcean will also be speaking. Their talk is titled "Python + DigitalOcean = Sweetness: Quickly deploying and managing Droplets” and they will have a demo!

Chris Angove and virtualenv within Debian packages

Chris Angove from Spotify will be speaking about deployment issues surrounding the use of virtualenv within Debian packages:

The Ministry of Silly Talks

Have a 5 minute or less talk you would like to share with the community? Come prepared and win a prize! (prizes not guaranteed)

Talks will be glued together by the playful banter of James, Jon, Paul, and Andy.

Follow us on Twitter @NYCPython for more information leading up to the event!

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  • Paul L.

    For those of you looking for them, here are the slides from Phillip & Sean's talk.

    And the demo!

    January 28, 2014

  • Chris A.

    Thanks for the great turn out last night and the awesome questions. I had fun, hope you all did as well. Slides from my presentation are at

    January 24, 2014

  • Matthew Z.

    My slides from the lightning talk I gave yesterday on saving the 42nd Street Library stacks and the advantages of reading on paper: This is an issue people in NY and in the tech community should embrace. The library is an information retrieval system and the (paper) book is a technology that in many respects is not dated. Feel free to reach out to me if you want to discuss this or the future of reading and please lend your voice to /

    January 24, 2014

  • James P.

    As usual, announcement slides are posted at:

    These include discount codes for physical & e-books from Pearson/InformIT ( and discount codes for the conference "For Python Quants" (

    January 24, 2014

  • lola f.

    thanks for the live stream. that was a nice surprise.

    January 24, 2014

  • sean m.

    Good space. Thanks, Spotify.

    1 · January 24, 2014

  • Jessica I.

    enjoyed it!

    January 24, 2014

  • Joe R.


    January 23, 2014

  • Ashok K.


    January 23, 2014

  • Jerry L.

    Can't enter it ......I am looking forward the slides ....?

    January 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for having me. Here's a link to my slides.

    5 · January 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is the waiting list based on when you RSVPed or when someone drops we just need to keep checking and manually RSVP to yes?

    January 23, 2014

  • Andy D.

    For anyone who isn't able to make it tonight, a live stream will be available at

    1 · January 23, 2014

  • Jeremy P.

    Any chance there will be a video of this event?

    1 · January 23, 2014

    • Paul L.

      We are working on this. Although I can not guarantee anything I would say there is a 75% of video being recorded.

      2 · January 23, 2014

  • Paul L.

    Alright everybody! The lineup is in an set! See you tomorrow!

    1 · January 22, 2014

  • Sara M.

    Can't make it due to another interesting meetup conflict. Hopefully someone takes my spot :P

    January 21, 2014

    • R Trevor P.

      I'll take it :D

      January 21, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Seems like I got it... Thank you. Just go on the waiting list. If someone gets off you, you get it if you're next.

      January 22, 2014

  • Paul L.

    We have 170! people on the wait list.

    Thanks to all who have already updated their RSVP status based on their most up to date plans for Thursday night. For those who don't think they will be able to make it, please change your RSVP to reflect that.

    January 21, 2014

  • Bobby I.

    Gutted I can't make it due to client obligations.

    January 21, 2014

  • Anne M.

    wow, 170 waiting, lol! May we encourage slides? Also I wonder if Continuum's Anaconda is considered part of future solutions.

    1 · January 21, 2014

    • Anne M.

      @James, ty for replying! Did you see the reply to Spotify's blog post? To improve his packaging he wrote his own python just like you showed us! Maybe you can give us a tour of his repo?! (I'm assuming he is not in NYC though maybe I am wrong.)­ For sure, I would love to hear another Conda talk. The PyData talk was terrific, but after installing it now my python is more than a little broken probably due to user error mostly and partially that not all packages are yet in conda.

      1 · January 21, 2014

    • Robert K.

      I would keep an eye on the event. Almost all drops happen the day before an event, and I've seen huge percentages of the attending list drop if the even was posted very early.

      1 · January 21, 2014

  • Thomas W.

    As a dev who has been responsible for developing deployment strategies I would love to learn about some new ideas

    1 · January 11, 2014

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