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Imaginary Landscape Presents on Deploying Django to Heroku at DePy 2016

May 9, 2016

CHICAGO May 7th, 2016 - Joe Jasinski, Technology Manager of Imaginary Landscape talks on Deploying Django to Heroku at this weekend’s annual DePy conference held at DePaul University’s downtown campus.  DePy is in its third year and is focused on Python applications in Data Analysis, Machine Learning, and Web.

Deploying a Python web application can be an involved process. It often requires you to be familiar with systems administration, database administration, networking, security and more. Platform as a service (PaaS) offering, helps reduce this complexity by removing the need to manage the infrastructure on your own, and enables you to focus more on software development.

This talk covered what is needed and how to run a Django application on the popular PaaS, Heroku. It details project architectural and configuration changes needed to allow your app to run on Heroku, how to configure external services (such as a database and media file hosting), and the basic commands needed to deploy and manage your site.

A video of the presentation, which features a demonstration of working codebase is available online, as well as the presentation slides, see below for links.

Deploying Django to Heroku: Video or Slides

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