January Online Meeting: Serverless Computing with Wesley Chun and More!

For our first 2021 meeting, we will host Wesley Chun, Google Developer Advocate and a Fellow of the Python Software Foundation. There will also be a lightning talk from Chris Brousseau.

Video of Presentation
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Lightning Talk: Using Python to Analyze US Ballot Processing Laws

Speaker: Chris Brousseau

BayPiggies regular Chris Brousseau gave a lightning talk on analyzing and visualizing ballot processing laws by state.

Main Talk: Serverless Computing with Python & Google Cloud


"Serverless" is a term that means many different things. It is a relatively new field of cloud computing allowing developers to focus more on the solutions they're building and worry less about the infrastructure. Are there really no servers? What is the outlook of serverless technologies in industry today? In this session, we will introduce developers to cloud & the serverless computing industry then focus specifically on serverless compute services. There are various ways Python developers can leverage serverless, whether it's entire (web) apps, mobile backends, functions/FaaS, or containerized applications.

Attendees will learn how to run code on Google Cloud serverless platforms... code samples will be in Python (and some JavaScript), but other languages are supported. Whether you're a developer, technical consultant, software engineer, DevOps/IT staff, or a systems analyst, you'll learn how to run code on Google's cloud and be part of a cloud-ready workforce. Long-time Python App Engine developers will get an update on what's going on in App Engine-land and get modernization tips.

Speaker bio: Wesley Chun

WESLEY CHUN (@wescpy) is the author of Prentice Hall's bestselling "Core Python" (corepython.com) series, co-author of "Python Web Development with Django" (withdjango.com), and has written for Linux Journal, CNET, and InformIT. In addition to being a Developer Advocate at Google focused on Google Cloud (for higher education) and a host of the G Suite Dev Show (goo.gl/JpBQ40), he runs CyberWeb (cyberwebconsulting.com), a consultancy specializing in Python training. Wesley has over 25 years of programming, teaching, and writing experience, and was one of the original Yahoo!Mail engineers. He holds degrees in CS, Math, and Music from the University of California, is a Fellow of the Python Software Foundation, and Adjunct Computer Science faculty at Foothill College in Silicon Valley.

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Speak at BayPiggies in 2021!

We are in the process of setting up our 2021 speaker schedule. Now is the time to get in on the action! We'd love to have you sign up to speak at BayPiggies - just fill out this short application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfp_tgQU3WmxoxSQvg5se8AIUswZr6wWkG45o6FrXrnTjLNRA/viewform?usp=sf_link

We expect that at least the first quarter of 2021 meetings will be online. When it is safe to do so, we hope to return to in-person meetings.