[Chicago] Talk on my reproducible science project?

Carl Karsten carl at personnelware.com
Fri Nov 22 21:40:15 CET 2013

Do you (or someone who wants to jump on this) have some time to help
debug the live stream setup?

The setup works - it was built for pycon 2012 on Amazon EC2 and local
boxes.  The amazon instances were left in place, and the local boxes
were setup again for pycon 2013.

The local box config is pretty manual.  I got this working a while ago
(like 4 months?)


Install Ubuntu LTS (I think you can get away with ubuntu - server), then...

# To bootstrap, run the following # lines:

# sudo apt-get install -y git-core
# git clone https://github.com/timvideos/streaming-system.git
# streaming-system/tools/setup/runall.sh

I got this working, then a few weeks later someone did something and
it broke.  I may have fixed it, this is where I need help.

Using some flavor of VM (or a real box if you want)
1) see what happens if you run runall.sh
2) if it is broken, fix it ;)

It is some tedious work, but it should be very doable, even the fix
part. The problems are like a file was moved so an absolute path needs
to be changed.

On Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 10:42 AM, Bob Haugen <bob.haugen at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am really really interested in this talk but no longer live in
> Chicago, so if you give it anywhere, I hope it gets recorded, and I
> will devour it.
> Thanks.
> On Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 10:29 AM, sheila miguez <shekay at pobox.com> wrote:
>> Yeah, I think it might be more interesting to the djangonauts group unless
>> there is a quorum of people interested here.
>> Carl mentioned a bunch of things in my requirements... I guess I'd probably
>> hit on:
>> Heroko -- things one needs to learn to run django projects on heroku. Mostly
>> I think people would want to know about collectstatic, django-storages, and
>> environment variable driven configuration.
>> RESTful stuff - how I wish I knew about django-rest-framework way back at
>> the beginning of my project because then I might have done everything with
>> django-rest-framework and a bunch of javascript rather than using django
>> frontend stuff. I emailed pydanny to see if he or someone had written a blog
>> post about this due to seeing his recommendation of angularjs and
>> django-rest-framework in django-cookiecutter yet also recommending a bunch
>> of packages like django-crispy-forms and other things that seem a bit
>> counter to that. So, which way would one go in either direction and why? I
>> can't answer that insightfully, but I want to know so it should go in a
>> talk. Also, I want people to talk to me about DRY and how to handle
>> javascript crap versus django crap.
>> Testing - I want to avoid this in my talk due to how embarrassed I am about
>> the lack of testing.
>> Sunk cost fallacy - django-profiles and django-registration seemed
>> reasonable at first despite the lack of documentation but dealing with the
>> slowness in waiting for a pull request got to be a pain so I dumped
>> everything and switched to django-allauth.
>> Haystack - by the time I'd give a talk I will probably blah blah a little
>> about that and elasticsearch or whatever happens int he next few days. who
>> knows.
>> gunicorn - I've already blah blah blahed about this in the other mailing
>> list thread, so I might say one sentence about it.
>> I think all of the above is more on topic for djangonauts than chipy and
>> they do end up coming up in a djangonauts meeting I will invite you.
>> On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 7:57 PM, eviljoel <eviljoel at linux.com> wrote:
>>> Hey Sheila,
>>> I might get something out of this because I only know some very basic
>>> Django.  However, I suspect most people would be more interested in
>>> other talks.
>>> Thanks,
>>> eviljoel
>>> On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 10:57 AM, sheila miguez <shekay at pobox.com> wrote:
>>> >
>>> > Carl thought that a talk on what I've been working on might be
>>> > interesting,
>>> > but I did explain to him that it is just a django site so that there is
>>> > nothing especially interesting to it. He's been debating this with me a
>>> > little.
>>> >
>>> > What do people think? I could explain the motivations behind the
>>> > project,
>>> > and also discuss why I picked django, and going from a new django
>>> > developer
>>> > to an intermediate django developer.
>>> >
>>> > This could be a beginner to intermediate talk about django.
>>> >
>>> > I could instead maybe talk to the djangonauts user group if the topic
>>> > isn't
>>> > good for chipy.
>>> >
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