An HTTP request's journey through a platform-as-a-service

Posted on 20 August 2014 in Programming, Python, PythonAnywhere, Talks

I'm definitely getting better as a public speaker :-) At EuroPython in Berlin last month, I gave a high-level introduction to PythonAnywhere's load-balancing system. There's a video up on PyVideo: An HTTP request's journey through a platform-as-a-service. And here are the slides [PDF].

London Financial Python Users' Group

Posted on 16 February 2010 in Finance, Python, Talks

I clearly need to post more stuff here so that it doesn't just turn into a blog announcing the LFPUG's meetings :-)

However, in the meantime, here are the details of the next one: it'll be on 11 March 2010, and is hosted this time by Man Investments Ltd at Sugar Quay, Lower Thames Street, London EC3R 6DU. As before, all are welcome, but for security reasons you need to register in advance; just drop an email to Didrik Pinte. (Update: old mailto link removed.)

Guest of honour this time around is Travis Oliphant, the creator of SciPy and the architect of NumPy. He'll be talking about NumPy memory maps and structured data-types, and Didrik will also give a talk about integrating C/C++ libraries using Cython. More suggestions for talks (or even better, offers to give talks!) are very welcome -- once again, just email Didrik, or post something in the LinkedIn group.

Talk at London Geek Night

Posted on 1 May 2009 in Business of Software, Resolver Systems, Talks

Last Thursday I did a talk at the London Geek Night about the business side of founding Resolver Systems; 10 minutes or so of prepared talk and then 20 minutes of Q&A, which was the structure suggested by the night's organiser, Robert Rees. Skills Matter recorded the whole thing, and the video's online now (albeit inexplicably categorised under Erlang). Be warned that I was talking particularly quickly that evening, even by my normal standards of gabble, so you'll have to listen carefully :-)

Other talks that evening were from my colleague Jonathan Hartley, who talked about the tech side of Resolver Systems, and Martin Dittus of, who talked about some of the heavy-duty tech infrastructure they use.