Austin Web Python Users Group Meetup

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Hey, everybody! Welcome to springtime in Austin. After last month's town hall meetup, we've got a bunch of fresh ideas and new faces lined up.

First, local developer and consultant Tipton Cole (http://www.tipton.com/) will be providing the first in a series on developing with Flask (http://flask.pocoo.org/docs/0.12/). Read up below the fold for more on Tipton. The code is available here (https://github.com/apug-flask-2017/APUG_Flask_2017), so hopefully you can follow along or use it as a springboard to learn more.

After that, Michael Verhulst of Terminal Labs (https://terminallabs.com/) will talk about taking a Flask app that you've got running on your machine and deploying it via DigitalOcean to support many users.

As always, as time permits we'll do some lightning talks and socializing. So come join us this Thursday at Capital Factory on the 16th floor of the Omni building!

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Tipton Cole has one of the oldest software development businesses in Austin. He started in 1977 with a partner doing development on HP3000 minicomputers. He was the co-author of the PROTOS language used for database application development on the HP3000.

He migrated his business to focus on database applications for PCs and LANs beginning in 1983. He began Web work in 1995 at about the same time that he set up the tipton.com (http://tipton.com/) domain.

He began working as a technical consultant and expert witness in legal cases involving computer software in 2002.
Tipton has delivered working software to customers in over 30 different programming languages and about as many different operating systems and file systems. He began programming with Python in 2013 and with Flask in 2014.