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    1. 1. Thought Stuff. In the cloud! Eric Holscher http://ericholscher.com PDX Python Feb. 8 2011
    2. 2. What this talk is» Talk about the history of Read the Docs» Technology Involved» Interesting outcomes of openness
    3. 3. Why I’m here» Feedback» Ideas» Hopefully you’ll learn something too!» Shameless self-promotion
    4. 4. The story
    5. 5. 2010 Django Dash
    6. 6. Charles LeiferBobby Grace (Design) Me
    7. 7. Doc Hosting Sucks» packages.python.org» Github Pages» Your own janky shit with cronjobs
    8. 8. Had a workable site in 48 hours
    9. 9. Fully Open Source
    10. 10. Fully Open Source» github.com/rtfd/readthedocs.org» github.com/ericholscher/chef- django-example» ericholscher.com/tag/chef-series/
    11. 11. What makes it tick
    12. 12. Features
    13. 13. Git, Hg, Bzr, Svn
    14. 14. Post commit hooks
    15. 15. Custom Themes
    16. 16. Full-text search
    17. 17. Tags & Branches
    18. 18. PDF Generation
    19. 19. Tech
    20. 20. Subdomains
    21. 21. CNAME Support
    22. 22. Haystack/Solr
    23. 23. Varnish
    24. 24. Chef
    25. 25. Multiple Servers
    26. 26. Nagios & Munin
    27. 27. Nginx/Gunicorn
    28. 28. Upstart
    29. 29. Lessons
    30. 30. Think about your URLs. Really hard.
    31. 31. Lay your project out sanely
    32. 32. Write tests!
    33. 33. Promote
    34. 34. Find a designer!
    35. 35. Open Source Outcomes
    36. 36. Patches
    37. 37. Arbitrary Code Execution
    38. 38. Known architecture information
    39. 39. Trust
    40. 40. People Writing Docs
    41. 41. DEMO
    42. 42. Questions?» readthedocs.org / rtfd.org» eric@ericholscher.com» twitter.com/ericholscher

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