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Django -> Flask -> Scaling: Story of growing a python API company

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Welcome back!

In an effort to reboot the SF Django Meetup we're going to be scheduling speakers at least every other month on Django related topics.

Our first speaker, Randall Degges, will be talking to us at Yelp about his story of starting an API company and how he scaled his architecture from first using Tastypie + Django, where it failed for him then how he utilized Flask + Amazon's DynamoDB to scale his telephony API infrastructure.

It should be a fun story about a start up integrating Django, Python, Flask, DBs, and DevOps and how they went from their first users to many users.


6:15p - Check in and socialize. Pizza and Beer will be provided by our generous sponsor Yelp!

7:00p - Lightning Talks if we have any

7:30p - Randall's talk

8:15p - Q&A with Randall then more socializing

9:30p - Time to head home

Quick aside about Randall:

"I'm just a happy programmer that likes to hack stuff."

Randall is Chief Hacker at his Telephony API start up, Telephony Research (, where he utilizes python, django, flask, and other related technologies.



- @rdegges (

Notes from Yelp:

Doors will open at 6:15pm to allow enough time for the check-in process. Please update the name on your account to reflect your FIRST NAME and LAST NAME. Yelp Security will be checking IDs at the door. *Please note: You WILL ONLY be allowed into the event if we have your first and last name (that matches the name on your ID) prior to the event. Beer and wine will be served at this event. Please keep in mind only folks 21 and over are allowed into the event. (Another reason for the ID check) If you will be bringing a guest, please provide us with their first and last name as well. Waiting list folks will be allowed into the event AFTER we admit all confirmed attendees. Yelp is generously providing pizza, drinks, and beer in addition to their venue space. Please respect and abide by the attached event terms/guidelines: YELP EVENT GUIDELINES (

Note: This talk will cover a lot more topics than just Django but will be python focused


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