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Development Quickstart Option 1 (vagrant)

We're going to use Vagrant and Virtualbox to run inside a Debian VM. We're using the shell provisioner to install Ansible inside our VM and then using Ansible to manage the environment from there. (Note: we're not using the ansible provisioner.)

First you need to install Vagrant and VirtualBox and clone our repository from github.

Now copy pythonkc_site/.env.example to pythonkc_site/.env and add your own meetup api key and a unique django secret key (.env will be ignored by git)

Then you have to install some vagrant plugins and build your vagrant box:

vagrant plugin install vagrant-vbguest
vagrant plugin install vagrant-hostmanager
vagrant plugin install vagrant-hostsupdater
vagrant up

vagrant up will run which runs ansible on the VM.

We've done this so you don't have to install ansible on your local machine.

If you'd prefer you can always ssh in and run/re-run the provisioner manually (the output is a little nicer this way):

vagrant ssh
cd ~/vagrant/ansible
ansible-playbook vagrant.yml

To run the Django development server:

vagrant ssh
django-admin runserver

Now go to in your browser. You can edit the files on your local machine and the server should reload automatically.

For now, this is a Python 2 project. If you want to start using Python 3 and help us fix our problems, set Ansible's python_version variable to 3 and it will build the virtualenv using Python 3:

ansible-playbook vagrant.yml -e python_version=3

Development Quickstart Option 2 (virtualenv)

mkvirtualenv pythonkc
git clone
pip install -r requirements/project.txt
python runserver

Profit! $$$

More Detailed Instructions

See: docs/local_development