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Wednesday, August 21
 

9:00am

Developer Day: Hacking Sessions (registration required)
We will have tables devoted to open source projects, like Puppet, MCollective, PuppetDB and many more, along with several tables devoted to development of modules. Join any table that interests you, or start a new table and spend the day working on code. We’ll have plenty of experts on hand to answer your questions and work with you to solve problems.

Speakers
avatar for Dawn Foster

Dawn Foster

OSS Strategist, Pivotal / VMware
Dawn is an open source strategist at Pivotal, now part of VMware. She has more than 20 years of experience at companies like Puppet, Intel, Jive Software, and others. She has expertise in community building, open source software, metrics, and more. Dawn is on the Governing Board of... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2013 9:00am - 12:00pm
Gold Fairmont Hotel

9:00am

Developer Day: Optional Getting Started Tutorial (registration required)
If you don’t regularly write modules now, you can attend an optional tutorial to help you get started. We’ll help you set up your environment, and make sure that you are prepared to write new modules or contribute to existing ones. The day will include time to get everything installed, information about using GitHub for collaboration, and details about how to develop modules. After lunch, you can join the hacking sessions or participate in the unconference sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Coleman

Ryan Coleman

Product Owner, Puppet Labs
Ryan is a product owner at Puppet Labs, responsible for the Puppet Forge. He used Puppet at Penn State to keep up with demands in Penn State's central infrastructure teams before joining Puppet Labs as a professional services engineer. He has tackled building services like Shibboleth... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2013 9:00am - 12:00pm
Venetian Lobby Level

1:00pm

Developer Day: Hacking Sessions (registration required)
We will have tables devoted to open source projects, like Puppet, MCollective, PuppetDB and many more, along with several tables devoted to development of modules. Join any table that interests you, or start a new table and spend the day working on code. We’ll have plenty of experts on hand to answer your questions and work with you to solve problems.

Speakers
avatar for Dawn Foster

Dawn Foster

OSS Strategist, Pivotal / VMware
Dawn is an open source strategist at Pivotal, now part of VMware. She has more than 20 years of experience at companies like Puppet, Intel, Jive Software, and others. She has expertise in community building, open source software, metrics, and more. Dawn is on the Governing Board of... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2013 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Gold Fairmont Hotel

1:00pm

Developer Day: Unconference Sessions (registration required)
If you want to take a break from hacking on code or want to have a discussion with other people on any topic, you can participate in the unconference sessions. Anyone can propose an unconference session, and we’ll have people on hand to explain the process if you have never attended an unconference.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Stahnke

Michael Stahnke

Director of Software Engineering, Puppet Labs
Michael Stahnke is a Software Engineering Director at Puppet Labs, where he was previously the Community Manager and where he built out the Release Engineering team as Release Manager. He came to Puppet Labs from Caterpillar, Inc. where he was an Infrastructure Architect, system administration... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2013 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Venetian Lobby Level
 
Thursday, August 22
 

11:10am

Puppet Enterprise at Scale
Provide advice on a medium to large deployment and description on how to scale and environment. We'll discuss simple installation and move towards a larger scale installation with multiple puppet masters behind a proxy.

Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Irizarry

Benjamin Irizarry

VP/Architect, Bank of America
Currently working and living in NY metropolitan area. Previous work experience includes Lucent Technologies, Goldman Sachs, and now Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. I am the lead config management subject matter expert for a project within Bank of America providing cloud services for... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2013 11:10am - 12:00pm
Gold Fairmont Hotel

11:10am

How Do We Better Sell DevOps?
In this talk, I will share my top lessons learned over my years studying high performing IT organizations on how to sell the value of DevOps, and help other stakeholders and executives have their own a-ha moments. I will talk about specific stories about the circumstances that led to these a-ha moments, how they created DevOps champions in surprising places (e.g., Development, CTOs, Product Management, UX, Infosec) in organizations you'll recognize, and how they enabled implementing DevOps patterns that had awesome results.

Speakers
avatar for Gene Kim

Gene Kim

Author "The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win", IT Revolution Press
Gene is a multiple award winning CTO, researcher and author. He was founder and CTO of Tripwire for 13 years. He has written three books, including “The Visible Ops Handbook” and “The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win." Gene is a huge fan... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2013 11:10am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom Fairmont Hotel

11:10am

Getting Started with Puppet
When beginning a Puppet deployment are many decisions and trade-offs to make around code promotion, source code control, workflows, and resource modeling. These decisions will have a long-term impact on the viability of your Puppet deployment. In this session Michael will walk through some of those decisions along with how to begin your Puppet rollout.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Stahnke

Michael Stahnke

Director of Software Engineering, Puppet Labs
Michael Stahnke is a Software Engineering Director at Puppet Labs, where he was previously the Community Manager and where he built out the Release Engineering team as Release Manager. He came to Puppet Labs from Caterpillar, Inc. where he was an Infrastructure Architect, system administration... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2013 11:10am - 12:00pm
Venetian Lobby Level

1:30pm

3 Years of Puppet at Cisco: The Secrets to Our Success
WebEx Social (WxS) is an enterprise social networking product by Cisco. Customers can subscribe to WxS as a cloud service or they can purchase a license and run WxS on-premise. Puppet is at the core of our technology stack that includes MongoDB, Solr, RabbitMQ, memcached, ZooKeeper, Nagios, and Graphite. We love Puppet. We pioneered embedding Puppet in Cisco products 3 years ago and have been tireless advocates ever since. We have learned valuable technology/process/culture lessons and developed reusable patterns for: - Scaling to thousands hosts with Puppet - Ensuring host upgrades are 100% reliable - Avoiding Puppet codebase spaghetti - Detecting and eliminating system drift at scale - Creating a culture of shared responsibility through architecture design

Speakers
avatar for Keith Chambers

Keith Chambers

Technical Leader, Cisco
Keith Chambers is the platform architect for the WebEx Social product at Cisco. He joined Cisco in 2000 and is based out of Seattle Washington. In his current role, Keith leads the engineering team responsible for deploying and operating WebEx Social. Prior to joining the WebEx Social... Read More →
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Ryan Uber

Software Engineer, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Ryan Uber is a software engineer for Cisco's WebEx Social platform. He joined the company in 2011 and resides in San Jose, California. Ryan comes from a background in linux systems administration and programming. At Cisco, he re-implemented a script-based deployment system in Puppet... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Gold Fairmont Hotel

1:30pm

Puppet Labs Powered OpenShift
OpenShift is an open source Platform as a Service which is built on a collection of technologies including Puppet and MCollective. This talk will explain our usage of Puppet on projects like OpenShift Origin which uses Vagrant and Puppet and will also cover our usage of MCollective to orchestrate events across a volatile infrastructure environment. Get a glimpse under the covers of OpenShift and see how we use Puppet and MCollective to power a market leading PaaS.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Hicks

Matt Hicks

Director of Engineering, OpenShift, Red Hat
Matt Hicks is one of the founding members of the Red Hat OpenShift team. He has spent over a decade in software engineering with a variety of roles in development, operations, architecture and management. His real expertise is in bridging the gap between developing code and actually... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Fountain Fairmont Hotel

1:30pm

Nobody Has To Die Today: Keeping The Peace With The Other Meat Sacks
A frank (and, frankly, loud) discussion about the kinds of miscommunication that arise between developers and operations, how it leads to trouble and possible ways we can avoid (figurative) violence in the workplace using both social techniques as well as tooling.

Speakers
avatar for Mykel Alvis

Mykel Alvis

Sr. DevOps Consultant, MomentumSI
Mykel Alvis has been a developer for over 34 years, primarily in assembler, C, Java and Groovy. Several years ago he switched from producing new features in software to producing new ways to deliver software.


Thursday August 22, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Grand Ballroom Fairmont Hotel

1:30pm

What's New and Awesome in Puppet Enterprise 3
I'll lead an entertaining and informative session about the updated and new features in Puppet Enterprise 3. This talk provides a guided tour through both the Dashboard and the text-editor interaction with Puppet infrastructure including mcollective and Live Management, Windows support, and some awesome under-the-hood tricks you can use in your modules.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Sorenson

Eric Sorenson

Platform Product Owner, Puppet Labs
After 16 years working as a systems/network administrator in the Bay Area, Eric relocated to Portland in 2012 to further develop his passion for awesome configuration management tools. When he's not grooming the backlog for Puppet, he's out enjoying Oregon's trails with his partner... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Venetian Lobby Level

2:20pm

Vampires vs Werewolves: Ending the War Between Developers and Sysadmins with Puppet
Developers need to be able to write software and deploy it, and often require cutting edge software tools and system libraries. Sysadmins are charged with maintaining stability in the production environment, and so are often resistant to rapid upgrade cycles. This has traditionally pitted us against each other, but it doesn't have to be that way. Using tools like puppet for maintaining and testing server configuration, nagios for monitoring, and jenkins for continuous code integration, Stanford University Library has brokered a peace that has given us the ability to maintain a stable production environment with a rapid upgrade cycle. I'll discuss the individual tools, our server configuration, and the social engineering that got us here.

Speakers
avatar for Bess Sadler

Bess Sadler

Manager for Application Development, Stanford University Library
Bess Sadler manages a software engineering team for the digital library group at Stanford University Libraries. She is a co-founder of several successful open source software projects including Blacklight (http://projectblacklight.org) and Hydra (http://projecthydra.org), which are... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2013 2:20pm - 3:10pm
Grand Ballroom Fairmont Hotel

2:20pm

Managing Windows with Puppet
Since Puppet grew up in the *nix world, there is a common misconception that it can't be used to effectively manage Windows. This talk hopes to dispel confusion on the matter and demonstrate that Windows can be managed effectively and easily with Puppet. Along with basic how-tos and tips on working with Windows systems using Puppet, Windows specific issues and caveats will be discussed with effective mitigations.

Speakers
avatar for James Sweeny

James Sweeny

Professional Services Engineer, Puppet Labs, Inc.
James is a recovering sysadmin currently working as a Professional Services Engineer at Puppet Labs. He performs training and advises on configuration and systems management best practices in his day job. Though his focus is primarily on Linux systems, he frequently is tasked to work... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2013 2:20pm - 3:10pm
Venetian Lobby Level

3:10pm

Infrastructure Cloud Management
Running an infrastructure cloud requires more than just hypervisors and fast provisioning. Clouds like data centers need to be managed. This presentation will cover some of the basics of "Cloud Management" which will include Configuration Management, Orchestration, Security Management, Budget Control and Governance. In this presentation we will use examples from enterprise implementations of public clouds (AWS) and private clouds (Openstack) that integrate with Puppet to show how to fully manage a cloud infrastructure. An example of an orchestrated multi-tiered stack across multiple clouds will be used as a demo. The presentation will also include best practices gained from working with over 20 different large scale cloud implementations.

Speakers
avatar for John Willis

John Willis

VP of Customer Service and Enablement, Dell (formally Enstratius)
John Willis has worked in the IT management industry for more than 30 years. Prior to joining Dell (formally Enstratius), Willis was the VP of Solutions for DTO Solutions where he led the transition to a new suite of automated infrastructure and DevOps solutions. Prior to DTO Solutions... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2013 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Fountain Fairmont Hotel

3:10pm

So You've Got Scalability. Now What?
Managing over 10k nodes brings unique challenges, one of them is managing all data in a scalable way, but solving the scalability issue isn't enough. The data must be available and manageable in a user friendly way. This talk is about how we successfully implemented a solution using Hiera, Redis, Sensu, Rails and Grape that made us capable of providing our customers with the ability to not only manage their own data but also build their own applications to manage their infrastructure using our API.

Speakers
avatar for Carla Souza

Carla Souza

Senior Engineer, Reliant Security
Founder of Puppet Brazil community, Carla Souza currently works for Reliant Security as a Senior Engineer. She has Bachelor in Computer Science, 7 years of experience in Unix systems administration and is the author of Puppet Virt module.


Thursday August 22, 2013 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Grand Ballroom Fairmont Hotel

3:10pm

Forging Great Modules: Standards, Tools and Patterns
Your entire datacenter doesn't need to be lovingly hand-crafted Puppet manifests. Focus your time and energy on the specific, business enabling challenges. Puppet Labs runs the Puppet Forge, a community-driven collection of modules that let you do anything from build an entire OpenStack PaaS to provide you with an awesome new resource type. Come learn what the Forge is all about, where it's headed and how to build the next great module that will live amongst the 1300+ contributed by your peers.

Ryan will cover the following and a little more.
- What the Puppet Forge is and what you'll find there.
- Module Design Patterns (e.g., parameter naming & puppet-lint)
- Module Testing Frameworks and Practical Examples (e.g., rspec-puppet)
- Iterative Development Tools and Practices
- Forge Publishing Workflows (e.g., versioning & github)

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Coleman

Ryan Coleman

Product Owner, Puppet Labs
Ryan is a product owner at Puppet Labs, responsible for the Puppet Forge. He used Puppet at Penn State to keep up with demands in Penn State's central infrastructure teams before joining Puppet Labs as a professional services engineer. He has tackled building services like Shibboleth... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2013 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Venetian Lobby Level

4:20pm

Bootstrapping Puppet and Application Deployment
A dive into the problems faced when first launching Puppet across existing, heterogeneous servers, outlining possible solutions using our experience as an example. In addition, this session will touch on application management and deployment using subversion and rake tasks, what works and what is a little rough around the edges.

Speakers
avatar for Robert de Macedo Soares

Robert de Macedo Soares

Application Security Engineer, BusinessWire
Robert is an engineer who has spent the past several years attempting to automate away the need for the work that he does. Focusing on server automation and security work for BusinessWire, Robert also develops web services such as tee.ms, a chat service, and designs and develops games... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2013 4:20pm - 5:10pm
French Fairmont Hotel

5:10pm

PuppetDB: New Adventures in Higher-Order Automation
PuppetDB gives users fast, robust, centralized storage for Puppet-produced data. The 1.0 version landed at Puppetconf 2012, and now we're one year older and one year wiser. It's been deployed in thousands of sites, people have written libraries and tools on top of it, and there's been plenty of activity in the past year. We've tightly integrated it into Puppet Enterprise. We've added new features like report storage, event querying, import/export, better HTTP endpoints, and unified querying. And though we've added features, we've also made PuppetDB faster and consume less disk space. This talk will cover what's happened in the PuppetDB world between Puppetconf 2012 and now. We'll go into the new features, talk about performance and correctness, and discuss lessons learned.

Speakers
avatar for Deepak Giridharagopal

Deepak Giridharagopal

Director of Engineering, Puppet Labs
Deepak is Director of Engineering at Puppet Labs, one of the authors of PuppetDB, and a many-times-over Puppetconf veteran. Prior to joining Puppet Labs, he was Principal Engineer at Dell/MessageOne, using Puppet to manage thousands of production systems.


Thursday August 22, 2013 5:10pm - 6:00pm
Venetian Lobby Level
 
Friday, August 23
 

11:10am

Automation Generation: Or Why Skill is the Answer to Scale
Nick Weaver, Automation Architect, VMware, will deliver a technical drill-down on his VMworld talk, Automation Generation: Or Why Skill is the Answer to Scale.

Speakers
avatar for Nicholas Weaver

Nicholas Weaver

Cloud Automation Architect, Hybrid Cloud Service, VMware
Nicholas Weaver is the Cloud Automation Architect for VMware's vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS) platform and the primary architect behind the vCHS automation framework (Project Zombie). He is also a co-creator of the PuppetLabs Razor project and many VMware-specific free tools. He previously... Read More →


Friday August 23, 2013 11:10am - 12:00pm
Venetian Lobby Level

1:30pm

Case Study: Green Field Implemenation of Puppet 3.0 at ESPN
At the end of 2012 ESPN undertook an effort to modernize its deployment and maintenance of linux based platform services. ESPN faced a challenging problem in that hundreds of servers needed to be puppetized yet the largest cluster of identical servers was only eight servers. Therefore having a puppet environment that was flexible, consistent, simple to understand and data driven was critical to success. This session looks at the architectural decisions made by ESPN while performing a green field implementation of Puppet 3.0 and reflects on the resulting good and bad of those decisions.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Schofield

Ben Schofield

Senior Application Architect, ESPN
Ben Schofield is the middleware architect for ESPN. With 11 years of IT experience working for Fortune 200 companies in the retail, insurance, financial and media industries, Ben has seen the good, bad and ugly of IT operations and management. He brings a unique perspective on how... Read More →


Friday August 23, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Gold Fairmont Hotel

1:30pm

The Puppet Community: Current State and Future Plans
This session will start with a look at the community today. I will use our community metrics to take a look at all kinds of data about pull requests, bugs, mailing lists, IRC and more. In addition to the numbers, I'll also talk about some of our top contributors. We also have much to do to make the community better. I'll be presenting my plans for improvements that we'll be making to the Puppet community.

Speakers
avatar for Dawn Foster

Dawn Foster

OSS Strategist, Pivotal / VMware
Dawn is an open source strategist at Pivotal, now part of VMware. She has more than 20 years of experience at companies like Puppet, Intel, Jive Software, and others. She has expertise in community building, open source software, metrics, and more. Dawn is on the Governing Board of... Read More →


Friday August 23, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
French Fairmont Hotel

2:20pm

Puppet, now with Google!
Speakers
avatar for Marc Cohen

Marc Cohen

Developer Programs Engineer, Google
avatar for Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Technical Program Manager, Google


Friday August 23, 2013 2:20pm - 3:10pm
Venetian Lobby Level

2:20pm

So You Want to Contribute to Puppet? A Getting Started Guide
Puppet is awesome because of the great contributions community members have made to it. You don’t need to be an expert developer or have contributed to many open source projects before to make great contributions to Puppet. But getting your code into Puppet can seem intimidating: what branch should you submit your pull request against on GitHub? What response should you expect to get? How do you run the tests to make sure you don’t break anything? How do you write Rspec tests to cover the features you’ve added? We’ll cover these topics and more so that you can leave the session prepared to make amazing contributions and see your code get into Puppet.

With Co-presenter: Ruth Linehan

Speakers
avatar for Hailee Kenney

Hailee Kenney

Engineering Intern, Puppet Labs
Hailee is currently studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Portland. This is her second summer interning at Puppet Labs on the Puppet Core team. Her interest in open source initially drew her to Puppet Labs, and it was the amazing Puppet community... Read More →
avatar for Ruth Linehan

Ruth Linehan

Software Developer, Puppet Labs, Inc.
Ruth graduated from Reed College in May 2012 with a degree in Linguistics. One month later she joined Puppet Labs as a software development intern working on Facter, and then moved to the Puppet Enterprise team shortly after that. She happily joined the team full time in October... Read More →


Friday August 23, 2013 2:20pm - 3:10pm
French Fairmont Hotel

2:20pm

DevOps Isn’t Just for WebOps: The Guerrilla’s Guide to Cultural Change
DevOps has been a hot topic for several years, but it’s nearly always talked about with respect to web operations and startups. Since DevOps starts culturally, you can take a bottom-up approach and create a DevOps mindset inside your organization, even if you’re not deploying code twenty times a day.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Stahnke

Michael Stahnke

Director of Software Engineering, Puppet Labs
Michael Stahnke is a Software Engineering Director at Puppet Labs, where he was previously the Community Manager and where he built out the Release Engineering team as Release Manager. He came to Puppet Labs from Caterpillar, Inc. where he was an Infrastructure Architect, system administration... Read More →


Friday August 23, 2013 2:20pm - 3:10pm
Grand Ballroom Fairmont Hotel

2:20pm

Making a Robust Installer for Linux Server Applications with Puppet Modules
This session will describe how puppet is used in Packstack, where we are using puppet as part of a run once installer, to deploy OpenStack in a distributed environment. During this talk we will discuss the benefits and pitfalls of applying puppet manifests to deploy OpenStack.

Speakers
avatar for Derek Higgins

Derek Higgins

Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat
Working in Red Hat Derek's main focus has been on OpenStack Deployments, where he uses Puppet and Foreman to deploy OpenStack. Derek also started the packstack install utility which applies puppet manifests to setup OpenStack in a multi host environment. Derek is still relatively... Read More →


Friday August 23, 2013 2:20pm - 3:10pm
Fountain Fairmont Hotel

3:10pm

Intro to Systems Orchestration with MCollective
As the number and variety of systems that you manage grows, it becomes increasingly important to have the ability to execute specific and targeted tasks against these systems - i.e orchestration. This session will provide an overview of how an orchestration framework, specifically mcollective, can be used in conjunction with puppet to provide an organized and efficient way to achieve this.

Speakers
avatar for Devon Peters

Devon Peters

Tools Engineer, Jive Software
A Tools Engineer at Jive Software working on the Technical Operations team, which provides SaaS for hundreds of Jive customers. I've been managing Unix systems and related technologies for over 10 years, with a current focus on configuration management and systems automation, with... Read More →


Friday August 23, 2013 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Gold Fairmont Hotel

3:10pm

Automating Community Code Contributions to Puppet with Ruby, GitHub, Heroku, Trello and Travis
Attend this talk and learn how Puppet Labs handles community contributions and the FOSS tools we’ve published to automate much of the process. Puppet Labs handles thousands of contributions from hundreds of contributors and we’ve integrated Github, TravisCI and Trello to manage all of it. Come see how we do it and what we’ve built!

Speakers
avatar for Jeff McCune

Jeff McCune

Software Developer, Puppet Labs
Recovering systems engineer turned software engineer, responsible for helping the Puppet community contribute their code to our open source projects.


Friday August 23, 2013 3:10pm - 4:00pm
French Fairmont Hotel

3:10pm

The Road to the White House with Puppet & AWS
Learn how the Obama campaign leveraged Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Puppet to rapidly scale their infrastructure up for the needs of the election in a sustainable manner. Using the automation that AWS and Puppet enabled -- the Obama campaign build a significant AWS infrastructure (http://awsofa.info) while having a lean DevOps team, tight deadlines and applications that needed to be highly available. Learn about using bootstrapping puppet on Amazon EC2 instances with CloudInit, using it with autoscaling groups and secure handling of credentials in manifests. Find out how to scale puppet masters and take advantage of Amazon S3 backed RPM/Debian repos with them.

Speakers
avatar for Leo Zhadanovsky

Leo Zhadanovsky

Senior Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Leo Zhadanovsky is a Senior Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services. He helps customers best leverage AWS services, in order to help them succeed in building highly-available, scalable and elastic architectures for their business needs. He was previously the Director of Systems... Read More →


Friday August 23, 2013 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Grand Ballroom Fairmont Hotel

4:20pm

Puppet at Spotify
Learn how Spotify uses Puppet to manage the large and growing amount of servers used to stream music to millions of users. The presenter will also give an introduction to other technologies used to power Spotify.

Speakers
avatar for Erik Dalén

Erik Dalén

System Engineer, Spotify
Erik is a system engineer within the site reliability engineering at Spotify with a focus on Puppet and automation. He is also a community contributor to Puppet and author of the puppetdbquery tool. Can be found at IRC and Github as dalen.


Friday August 23, 2013 4:20pm - 5:10pm
Gold Fairmont Hotel

4:20pm

Engaging With The Puppet Community: From Noob to Guru* in Under a Year
Puppet has a very active, and very broad community. Learn about the various aspects and channels for this community, and how one member leveraged this vibrant community to transform himself from a noob to enough of a guru as to be "the Puppet Guy" at work, and to be able to consistently be a top contributor in multiple community channels. With the variety of community channels available, anyone can not only easily get started with Puppet, but even those who have been using it a while can learn by teaching.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Lowder

Lee Lowder

Support Engineer, Puppet Labs
Lee is currently a Support Engineer at Puppet Labs, where he trouble shoots and resolves issues for Puppet Enterprise customers. Prior to that, he was very active in the Puppet Community and used Puppet extensively at his prior job. While his educational background is in accounting... Read More →


Friday August 23, 2013 4:20pm - 5:10pm
French Fairmont Hotel

5:10pm

Puppet and Apache CloudStack
Puppet is ideal for abstracting away the configurations of machines. In the time since puppet arrived on the scene, IaaS has started to creep into the mainstream. Now instead of just managing the configuration in the machine, the machine state itself can be configured, and even broken out to manage the configuration of all the deployed instances in a datacenter. We'll explore delving into using Apache CloudStack to do so, but we'll talk about the applicable other platforms as well.

Speakers
avatar for David Nalley

David Nalley

Committer/PMC member, Apache CloudStack
David is a recovering sysadmin who spent a year in operations before starting to work on cloudy things. He's currently employed by Citrix in the Open Source Business Office to spend his time working on Apache CloudStack. In addition to CloudStack he's been involved in a number of... Read More →


Friday August 23, 2013 5:10pm - 6:00pm
Venetian Lobby Level

5:10pm

Monitoring in an Infrastructure as Code Age
Monitoring an infrastructure is still one of the most complex tasks at hand. Yet in this age of Infrastructure as Code a lot of people are still stuck using tools that haven't adapted. This talk will explain you how to look at monitoring your infrastructure from another angle, where you can benefit from using Puppet to deploy and provision your monitoring platforms. This talk will explain you which monitoring tools are suitable for monitoring at scale and Puppet driven provisioning and which ones will only make your life harder than it should be. Where do tools like Icinga, Sensu, Graphite or even CheckMK fit into the picture ?

Speakers
avatar for Kris Buytaert

Kris Buytaert

Chief Travel Officer, Inuits.eu
Kris Buytaert is a long time Linux and Open Source Consultant. He's one of instigators of the devops movement, currently working for Inuits He is frequently speaking at, or organizing different international conferences and has written about the same subjects in different Books, Papers... Read More →


Friday August 23, 2013 5:10pm - 6:00pm
Grand Ballroom Fairmont Hotel

5:10pm

Puppet on Windows: Now You're Getting Chocolatey!
Doing package management on Windows can be easy when you add a little chocolatey to the mix. Chocolatey is quickly becoming the de facto standard for dealing with packages and dependencies on Windows. Come learn more about Puppet, Windows, Chocolatey and where all of this is going in the coming months.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Reynolds

Rob Reynolds

Developer, Puppet Labs
Rob is a developer who has a passion for developing low maintenance solutions. In his day job he works at Puppet Labs getting his automation on. He invented yet another apt-get framework for Windows, named chocolatey, hoping this time it would stick. Rob is very active in OSS and... Read More →


Friday August 23, 2013 5:10pm - 6:00pm
Fountain Fairmont Hotel