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Wait... Local Dev is THAT Easy/Powerful/Awesome Now?

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Come see (and then use!) the future of local development tools: Lando, a free, open source and cross platform devops tool that is also the most advanced, powerful and easy local development environment in the galaxy.

Lando is, on a high level, dependency management for local development. Via a simple lives-in-repo config file a user can specify

1. Infrastructure their project needs to run (eg redis, nginx, solr)
2. Helper services (eg mailhog, phpmyadmin, xdebug)
3. Development tools (eg grunt, drush, composer)
4. Common automation tasks (eg drush cc all after i pull a database)

You can use one of our prebaked recipe start states and get running in a few seconds or build out more complicated config on your own using our excellent docs, examples and tutorials.

Additionally Lando offers powerful integration with the Pantheon Website Management Platform and GitHub so you can easily pull down your site and get rolling.

In this workshop we will

1. Show some Lando basics
2. Show the various Lando recipes (Drupal, WordPress, Laravel, MEAN, etc)
3. Get users rolling with Lando locally
4. Get users automating common local dev tasks with Lando
5. Show how easy it is to do testing and CI with Lando
6. Do a working session on any additional Lando questions

Attendees should install Lando before the session and ideally skim the docs for a basic idea of what Lando does. That way we can jump right into getting people set up with all the magic.

Session takeaways: 

1. Attendees will walk away with MAMP not on their computer anymore.

2. Attendees will walk away without needing to ever install another dev tool.

3. Attendees will walk away with a feeling of intense liberation having been freed from the mind-forged manacles of VM based local dev.

Mike Pirog

Co-Founder at @thinktandem & @kalamuna, inventor of @kalaboxme/lando, admirer of #patcon

Alec Reynolds

I'm the co-founder of Tandem, a software agency that takes technology lessons learned from advanced Bay Area startups and brings them to companies across the US. I've worked with dozens of startups, non-profits, SMBs, and enterprise clients. Understanding my clients and how their organizations work is what keeps me excited each day.

I live and work in the Bay Area, which means when I'm not working I have plenty of places to go hike, train for my next marathon, or just relax in the sun. I'm always available to talk about tech and digital strategy or chat about other interests in urban planning, economics, history, permaculture, and the environment.