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Wednesday 1:20 p.m.–4:40 p.m.

Code to Cloud in under 45 minutes

John Wetherill

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Learn how to deploy an python application to the cloud in under 45 minutes. In this hands-on workshop, you will get understanding the basics of cloud architecture (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS), learn how to push your python application from github to the cloud in under 45 minutes, make it available for others to deploy, and integrate monitoring services.


This interactive workshop will walk through packaging up & deploying your applications for deployment to any cloud with a PaaS. Attendess will get an understanding of how to configure and connect to database & messaging services, monitor & manage python applications once they are running, scale them up & down - all in under an hour.

I'll give an overview of Cloud Architectures, then using a variety of Django, Bottle, Pylons and Flask applications - walk thru the basic architecture of python web applications (web servers, database services, messaging, web frameworks), then show how to package up the applications, create a manifest, and deploy the application using PaaS to any cloud.

To be clear, Stackato is 100% API compatible with CloudFoundry-based PaaSes - SO everything they learn in this class will work with, appfog, tier3/ironfoundry, and any private cloud that deploys a cloudfoundry-based PaaS. While I do hope that people will chose Stackato when deploying on a Private Cloud, I do NOT push or actively market ActiveState in this session. My goal is for everyone to walk away with a feeling of "success" from having a positive experience deploying at least one web application to the cloud.

Update: See updated tutorial preparation instructions at Code to Cloud in under 45 minutes