Past Meetup

Static pages with Lektor and controlling IoT devices with Flask

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Galvanize

118 Nueces St. Austin, TX 78701 · Austin, TX

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Come in the 1st floor entrance and take the elevator to the 2nd floor.

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Hey everyone! Hope your summer's going great. This month we'll be meeting at Galvanize (not Capital Factory) to hear some cool talks. We'll be back at Capital Factory in July.

First, Joe Nix of Terminal Labs will be diving into Lektor, the static page generator and CMS bundle he maintains. Lektor is a super cool next-generation tool. If you want a little more background for the talk, check out his interview on the "Talk Python to Me" podcast from a few weeks ago: https://talkpython.fm/episodes/show/160/lektor-beautiful-websites-out-of-flat-files.

Second, Chris Smith (also of Terminal Labs) will be talking briefly about Flask, including a demonstration of using a lightweight Flask server to control small electronics / relays. In Chris's words, "Flask can be a great tool for giving your IoT prototypes an interface on the web, providing an array of new options for controlling devices." Maybe you can use Flask for your summer hack projects!

Lastly, I want to thank Optimizely for sponsoring this month's meetup. They're hiring for a few roles here in Austin and would love to meet interested folks. If you're looking for your next gig or know someone who is, be sure to join us!

See you Thursday!