PyCon UK 2018

I am lucky enough to be back at PyCon UK again this year,  Lots of talks, workshops and there are sprints to follow.  One of the most inclusive and friendly technical conferences I have ever attended, I am glad to be back again this year.  I will be adding write ups for the sessions I attend here:

PyCon UK 2017

Yay. I have made it to PyCon UK again this year.

I’m starting on day 2 this year but still glad to be here.

As usual the friendly Python community are making everyone feel welcome.

I shall be posting notes and tips I pick up over the next few days.

Visit the conference site for more information about PyConUK.

Look out for the video uploads of the talks post conference too.

Self-Contained Deployment (Rach Belaid)

Notes taken during a presentation given by Rach Belaid at PyConUK

1620 on Friday

Look up immutable server concept

Docker for devs and administration


Vagrant docker


He shows various ways to deploy the docker app

Supervisord used in docker to run many processes

Baby steps approach to moving to docker. Normally one container per process
Isolation / sandbox



Google input

Even finance companies are considering it

Only a young project


1 app = 1 container

What’s the diff

Uses less space,  only store what is necessary

Start instantaneously

Use cases :
Test prod architecture
Can combine with Jenkins CI CD

Can use base images
And then keep the docker configuration file clean

Is command line tool,  but can use other tools to make simpler

Fig is a helpful tool for creating an infrastructure

Possible mention to and Heroku

Almost no down time,  if upgrading a component

Look at mounting volumes for running local dev code

Can use another app to orchestrate the dockers apps