[Baypiggies] Our monthly BayPiggies talk is this Thursday: The Packaging Gradient

Jeff Fischer jeffrey.fischer at gmail.com
Mon Sep 25 14:49:10 EDT 2017

*Thursday Sept. 28 7:00 pm*

*The Packaging GradientSpeaker: *Mahmoud Hashemi

As with last month, we are in a new, bigger room. It is at 950 W. Maude Ave
in Sunnyvale <https://goo.gl/maps/dDm87DFjvZn>. We are in the Unify meeting
room (there will be signs at the visitor entrance).

So that we have an idea of expected attendance, please RSVP on meetup.com:

Deployment is not the last step of development. Experienced engineers know
to work backwards from deployment requirements, planning and designing for
the reality of production environments.

Python packaging sometimes gets a bad reputation, but a lot of this comes
from less experienced engineers learning the hard way that implementation
language does not dictate their packaging solutions.

Packaging is all about target environment and deployment experience. Python
was designed to be cross-platform and runs in countless environments.
Python's built-in tools can't carry you anywhere you want to go. These
days, I can write a mobile app in Python, but obviously people don't use
pip to install it. More advanced codebases have to scale their packaging

This talk moves example by example, presenting shippable code, and the
simplest packaging solution appropriate for it. All the examples are in
Python, but the lessons are absolutely language agnostic. Learn the
packaging gradient and put those deployment doubts to rest once and for all.

*Speaker Bio*
Mahmoud Hashemi is a backend engineer and architect, open-source library
maintainer, and Wikipedian. Newly building services and teams at shopkick,
for many years, he built scalable enterprise Python services at PayPal,
where he wrote technical essays and presented O'Reilly's Enterprise
Software with Python. On the Wikipedia side of things, he's known for
Listen to Wikipedia, Wikipedia Social Search, the Weeklypedia newsletter,
the Wikipedia IFTTT channel, and much much more. He believes education is
more than something you receive, and that every coder should be able to see
one, do one, then teach one.

*Meeting Schedule:*

7:00 pm Networking and food
7:15 pm Announcements and presentation
8:45 pm Random access
9:00 pm Event ends
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