76-80 City Rd
London, England EC1Y 2BJ

Note: This is a free event. You can request an invitation using the registration link below. We will confirm your seat via email.

Announcing a new meetup for London GTUG members

What: What is Google App Engine?

When: Thursday - 22nd July, 2010

TechHub London
Ground Floor
76-80 City Rd
London EC1Y 2BJ
UK Exit 5 from Old Street tube station.


Google App Engine is a unique hosting platform that lets you build applications and run them in Google's data centers using the massive global infrastructure built to run the Internet's most powerful company. App Engine offers a development environment that uses familiar technologies (Java and Python) and provides a powerful and robust set of APIs to users while maintaining security and independence from other apps running in the cloud. It is always free to get started so you can try it out with no risk, and if you need additional computing resources, you can purchase additional computing resources beyond the free quota limits. (If you enable billing and trust us with your credit card, we will extend your free quotas even further; you won't get charged until you exceed those *extended* quotas.) Scale your application to millions of users and pay only for what you use at competitive market pricing.

In this informative session, we review Cloud Computing as an industry and where Google App Engine fits into the picture. Specifically, we discuss App Engine as a PaaS solution because of the inherent challenges of building web and other applications. We'll outline the architecture of App Engine, what it's major components are, introduce its features and APIs, discuss the service and how it works (including information on the free quotas), and finally present some information about current users and usage, including integration with Google Apps.

WESLEY J. CHUN, MSCS, is the author of Prentice Hall's bestseller, "Core Python Programming" (http://corepython.com), its video training course, "Python Fundamentals" (LiveLessons DVD), and co-author of "Python Web Development with Django" (http://withdjango.com). In addition to being a software architect and Developer Advocate at Google, he runs CyberWeb (http://cyberwebconsulting.com), a consulting business specializing in Python training and software engineering. He has over 25 years of programming, teaching, and writing experience, including more than a decade of Python. While at Yahoo!, he helped create Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! People Search using Python. He holds degrees in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Music from the University of California.

Audience/Who should attend:

This talk is for you if you are a developer, consultant, technical or IT manager, VP, entrepreneur, director, CIO, investor, or other company officer interested in a high-level overview of App Engine and/or performing due diligence in the evaluation of cloud technologies out there to see which solution(s) are right for your organization.
18:30 - 19:00 - Arrive and mingle
19:00 - 20:00 - Google App Engine Talk
20:00 - 20:30 - Questions
Request your invitation here.

-Anup Jadhav
London GTUG

Added by anupj on July 18, 2010