Past Meetup

2 talks: Kubernetes with Python; Piwheels

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This is the August CamPUG meeting. Normally some of us go on to the pub afterwards.

Charlotte Godley will talk about Kubernetes with Python.

Kubernetes is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. In this talk you will learn some of the basic concepts of Kubernetes, how you can go about utilising the API from a python program both in and outside the cluster and the process of using that knowledge to create monitoring services and chaos monkeys. By the end of the talk you will be able to devise and debug your own services and have an understanding of what's fun about using Kubernetes.

Ben Nuttall will then talk about Piwheels.

Python wheels is the standard for distributing pre-compiled binaries for Python packages, to save people the time and effort required to build the package. Compiled code needs to be complied on the intended architecture (Windows x86/64, Mac x86/64 or Linux x86/64), and hefty packages tend to distribute wheels for as many architectures as possible. However, the Raspberry Pi fits none of these architectures - it's ARMv6 or ARMv7. The Python Package Index does not support uploading ARM wheels, so I have created a project for automating the building of all the packages on PyPI on a Raspberry Pi 3: hence piwheels.